Welcome to our archive of news stories relevant to the project of fighting fashionable nonsense. The stories are drawn from the electronic pages of the world’s media. On this page, you’ll find links to those stories that have been featured on Butterflies and Wheels during the current year. At the bottom of the page, you’ll find links to separate archives of stories from previous years.

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A note about links

Inevitably links go out of date. We suggest, therefore, that you make hard-copies of the stories that particularly interest you.

Saudi women are electronically tracked when they travel *

Nov 22nd, 2012 | Filed by

Saudi women’s male guardians now receive text messages on their phones informing them when women in their custody leave the country.… Read the rest

Women in Ireland are third class citizens *

Nov 22nd, 2012 | Filed by

Campaigners in Ireland have vowed to keep demonstrating until something concrete is done on this issue.… Read the rest

Steven Moxon explains that women are incapable *

Nov 22nd, 2012 | Filed by

He tells a parliamentary committee that women are biologically unfit to rise to the top in business.… Read the rest

Why she voted “no” to women bishops *

Nov 22nd, 2012 | Filed by

To be called to be a bishop is not to be called to be a CEO but to be a father to the church family. That’s why.… Read the rest

BBC Newsday talks to Leo Igwe *

Nov 21st, 2012 | Filed by

African Humanists gather next week in Ghana to look at ways to promote an African “Enlightenment”. BBC Newsday’s Akwasi Sarpong spoke to Leo Igwe.… Read the rest

Acknowledge ‘Almighty God’ or go to jail *

Nov 21st, 2012 | Filed by

The law states, “The safety and security of the Commonwealth cannot be achieved apart from reliance upon Almighty God.”… Read the rest

Mabus arrested and released *

Nov 20th, 2012 | Filed by

He was arrested for violating the terms of his release, and released after agreeing to a series of conditions. Do we detect a pattern here?… Read the rest

Kevin Clash resigns *

Nov 20th, 2012 | Filed by

Clash has played Elmo on “Sesame Street” for decades. He was profiled in a documentary last year, “Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey.”… Read the rest

Anjem Choudary plans to “declare a fatwa” on Malala *

Nov 19th, 2012 | Filed by

It’s not a death sentence, he says generously.… Read the rest

Ars Technica on the arrest of Mabus/Markuze *

Nov 19th, 2012 | Filed by

Among the conditions of his parole were that he stay off social networks. He didn’t.… Read the rest

The murder of Guinea’s treasury director Aissatou Boiro *

Nov 19th, 2012 | Filed by

She was investigating a high-level corruption case involving the alleged embezzlement of more than 13 billion Guinean francs (US$1.8 million) from public funds.… Read the rest

Details of Halappanavar inquiry team announced *

Nov 19th, 2012 | Filed by

The Government was fully aware of the anger and upset over the death of Ms Halappanavar seen during protest marches over the weekend.… Read the rest

Iran considers law restricting women’s right to travel *

Nov 19th, 2012 | Filed by

The draft law stipulates that single women up to the age of 40 must receive official permission from their father or male guardian in order to obtain travel documents.… Read the rest

Censorship of social media in India *

Nov 19th, 2012 | Filed by

A young woman was arrested in Bombay today for asking on Facebook why the city was observing a city-wide shut down to commemorate the death of Bal Thackeray… Read the rest

Republicans still say No to Violence Against Women Act *

Nov 18th, 2012 | Filed by

House GOP leaders aren’t yielding to a bipartisan coalition of Senate leaders demanding they extend the protections of the Violence Against Women Act.… Read the rest

Athens: producers of “Corpus Christi” charged with blasphemy *

Nov 18th, 2012 | Filed by

Golden Dawn and the Orthodox church unite to repress all the things.… Read the rest

Female genital chopping in Indonesia *

Nov 18th, 2012 | Filed by

Far from scaling down, the problem of FGM in Indonesia has escalated sharply.… Read the rest

Rallies in Dublin, Galway in memory of Savita Halappanavar *

Nov 17th, 2012 | Filed by

Well not in memory of – in protest at the circumstances of.… Read the rest

Egypt: Islamists want to destroy pyramids and Sphinx *

Nov 16th, 2012 | Filed by

“All Muslims are charged with applying the teachings of Islam to remove such idols, as we did in Afghanistan when we destroyed the Buddha statues,” said a jihadist lunatic.… Read the rest

Rita Banerji on Diwali as a celebration of misogyny *

Nov 15th, 2012 | Filed by

Sita’s years in exile are paradoxically reflective of the lives of thousands of women in India’s slums and villages today.… Read the rest