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: Oct 8, 2015, Source: Salon

As Obama and Clinton talk sense on guns, it has fallen to the GOP to bring the crazy. They have not disappointed.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Satan is planting ideas in scientists' heads and other assaults on reality in the crazytown GOP primary.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Lies and hoaxes are a major part of modern-day conservatism.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Why right-wingers love Trump and the rest of us can't look away.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2015, Source: AlterNet

They don’t have the numbers anymore, so they are turning to more reactionary demands to seize power in any way they can.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2015, Source: AlterNet

It’s a long campaign season and the anti-woman competition is just getting started.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2015, Source: Raw Story

The excuse that they are whipping out for this is that it’s relevant to the issue of damages.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2015, Source: AlterNet

His treatment of Megyn Kelly is still in line with conservative misogyny.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Some tips on how to respond to some of the most common arguments.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Why is the anti-choice movement even taken seriously as a political movement by the media?

Posted on: Jul 29, 2015, Source: AlterNet

It tells us a lot about why misogyny continues to be such a major problem.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The reaction to the Cosby story shows how much the world has changed in the past two decades.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Once again, Satanists show they are the absolute masters at trolling conservatives.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Can’t Republicans stop picking on rape victims?

Posted on: Jun 10, 2015, Source: AlterNet

It's hard to believe there was a national debate over whether women are funny just a few years ago.

Posted on: May 22, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The conservative media's immediate assumption was that this must be politically correct culture spinning out of control.

Posted on: May 21, 2015, Source: Raw Story

Bad arguments makes it easier for anti-feminists to paint feminists as a bunch of overly emotional, censorious creatures.

Posted on: May 14, 2015, Source: AlterNet

What's behind some interesting new data on religion.

Posted on: May 7, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Parents might be sending their kids to sex-ed classes where condoms are being demonized.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2015, Source: AlterNet

America is not a Christian nation. We're a secular nation that suffers a small but vocal minority of theocrats.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Is a big myth about atheism just a projection of right-wing Christian rage?

Posted on: Apr 16, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Conservatives act like women are not-very-bright children.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Atheists are moral, loving and multicultural.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2015, Source: AlterNet

While they claim to speak for men, their rhetoric may be just as bad for men as it is for women.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The public is growing impatient with the uterus investigators and gay-haters that make up the Christian right.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The GOP is still kowtowing to the Christian Right. When will that change?

Posted on: Mar 11, 2015, Source: AlterNet

White Christians are now a minority in 19 states.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The right has some very unusual opinions and misconceptions on how women's bodies work.

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.