Stories by Amanda Marcotte

Amanda Marcotte co-writes the blog Pandagon. She is the author of "It's a Jungle Out There: The Feminist Survival Guide to Politically Inhospitable Environments." subscribe to Amanda Marcotte's feed

Posted on: Nov 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Has there been a sea change in the way society views rape?

Posted on: Nov 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Researchers polled non-believers to find out who abandons religion and why. The answers tell us a lot about religion and non-belief in America.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

It's more difficult for religions to control their believers’ access to information.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

No, most of us do not love to be cat-called by a handsome man.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

There are plenty of people agitating to keep women second-class citizens.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Conservatives are consuming a right-wing media full of lies and misinformation, whereas liberals are more interested in media that puts facts before ideology.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Their latest effort to hoodwink women is even more shameless than usual.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The conservative mindset is tailor-made for opportunities for paranoia and isolation.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Many of the most prominent leaders of New Atheism are quick to express sexist ideas.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2014, Source: Raw Story

Trying to get people to communicate better in bed isn't necessarily the problem.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A few recent stunts by Satanists have done a great job exposing Christian hypocrisy.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

You wouldn't believe what they're trying to stick in school kids' curricula.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

These women should be held just as accountable as men who attack equal rights for women.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Some men are confused about what constitutes consent.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Parents Television Council still claims they’re in it for the children.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

They claim sex education is an attempt to get kids “hooked” on sex.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A new study shows women don't feel that bad about giving up their virginity.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

It's hypocrisy riddled with double standards.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The conservative media need not worry about women's libidos in equal relationships after all.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

No, Paul Ryan, the poor don't need your brand of "help".

Posted on: Jul 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Conservative elites delight in tearing down smart, educated people.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

It’s evident who is pushing obedience to an ideology.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Hobby Lobby is about the Christian right wanting to punish and control women.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Religious freedom has turned into conservative code for imposing Christianity.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Has rationality itself become a partisan issue?

Posted on: Jun 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The tide of progress causes some conservatives to regress in shocking ways.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Dismissing facts and science has become a staple of conservative ideology.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Rewriting history is standard operating procedure on the right.

Posted on: May 28, 2014, Source: The American Prospect

Rodger spoke the lingo of the “pick-up artist” (PUA) community.

Posted on: May 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Isla Vista mass murder has shone a spotlight on a weird but influential world where ugly myths flourish.

Posted on: May 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The gun industry targets exactly the kind of men who shouldn't be armed and dangerous.

Posted on: May 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Republicans are taking their science denialism to striking new levels.

Posted on: May 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Conservatives are outdoing themselves with the crazy on issues like climate change and abortion.

Posted on: May 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

They act like they're the real victims.

Posted on: May 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Young people are the conservative company's new enemy-du-jour.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Thanks to America's schizoid attitude toward sex, we get the wrong message about some essential relationship and sex issues.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The political benefits of making a cause célèbre out of a parade of right-wing nuts and crank movements far outweigh the risks.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Conservatives are demanding special rights to disobey universally applicable federal laws.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Add Jimmy Carter to the list of people who don't really understand the destructive power of religion.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Why not other creationism stories, like the Norse or Egyptian myths?