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: 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.

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?

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