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: Feb 25, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Female sexuality is often defined in terms of what men want.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2015, Source: AlterNet

From the AP history ban to university budget cuts, education in America is taking a hit from the right.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2015, Source: AlterNet

"Fifty Shades of Grey" is hardly a masterpiece. But some of our august pundits are outraged, seemingly at the sexuality on display.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The pundits forget that Christians are capable of “terrible deeds in the name of Christ.”

Posted on: Feb 11, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Pro-choicers should throw these realities in the face of abortion opponents.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The movement is the inevitable result of conservative rejection of the idea of collective responsibility.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Conservatives attack and smear individuals to silence them and discredit popular ideas.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2015, Source: AlterNet

People like Michele Bachmann seem to yearn for the apocalypse.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The combination of arrogance and lack of self-reflection makes him a maddening public figure.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Conservatives are crowing about free speech rights of Charlie Hebdo. What about when Christianity is the butt of the joke?

Posted on: Jan 12, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The Right has convinced itself that America is a theocratic nation and that our rights come "from God."

Posted on: Jan 12, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Conservatives have figured out a neat rhetorical trick: tell lies so fast your opponents can't keep up.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Conservatives claim to be under constant assault by liberals.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The scientist and media personality provokes conservative outrage.

Posted on: Dec 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A fringe movement out there believes women are out to get men.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

When it comes to wrapping paper, travel and movies, the holidays can be a special time even for non-believers.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Rise of the rape truthers.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

There are a lot of myths swirling around about rape. The research debunks many of them.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2014, Source: The Good Men Project

Here’s what women are really thinking.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

This is an unprecedented era of freedom and social acceptance for non-believers.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

They believe the separation of church and state is a modern invention created by liberals and atheists.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Amid the holiday season, these examples serve as an antidote to all this religious self-congratulation.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

There's so much young people need to learn about relationships that is being left out from sex ed programs.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Holidays are stressful enough without having to listen to Uncle Bernie's bigoted rants.

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.

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