La Nouvelle Vague

Keeping up with the latest in France.

Houria Bouteldja, the [Party of Indigenous People of the Republic’s] charismatic spokeswoman, has in recent years won notoriety for her defense of Muslim men accused of sexual violence. Faced with “testosterone-fuelled virility among indigenous men,” she has argued, women of color should look for its redeeming side, “the part that resists colonial domination,” and stand with their brothers.

To the Women Joining Sororities at Northwestern University: Save Time. Just Become a Moonie.

I can barely make time to attend drawn-out sorority meetings that usually consist of practicing chants, lining up at a door, or archaic traditions in a dimly-lit basement.

Prior to joining my chapter, I had no idea the time commitment that Greek life required. For events such as initiation, I’m trapped in the house all weekend, repeatedly chanting the same rituals on a loop every 20 minutes.


And as for further dispatches from the frats… Not sure how many of these you can take, but…

Spooky Mormon…



The Staff of Life…

… in Adelaide.

Reading Lolita in…


‘Advertisers are beginning to flee Sean Hannity’s Fox News show after its skeptical coverage of the child sex accusations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.’

Not a problem. They’ll be running promos for this instead.

Stand By Your Man

Sometimes it’s hard to be a Christian
Giving all your love to fallen men
You’ll have bad times
And they’ll have good times
Telling kids to touch them with their hands

But if you love God you’ll forgive them
For Satan makes their cocks to swell
Satan grabs their tighty whities
And then he hurls them down to hell

Stand by your man
Give him your child to cling to
And something young to come to
When Satan’s lusts are burning

Stand by your man
And give him teenly pleasure
Your man’s a godly treasure
Stand by your man

Faked News, or Naked Fuse?

You be the judge.

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

As it turns out, we can. Perhaps we can. Consider this headline, about one of America’s most Islamophobic politicians:

Four Women Accuse Senate Candidate Roy Moore
of Inappropriate Sexual Contact
When They were Teens

So! It turns out that Roy Moore has something very fundamental in common with more than a few Moslem men: They all believe fourteen year old girls are fair game.

Some Muslims who follow a conservative interpretation of sharia argue that Islam permits child marriage

Once you find a common ground like this one, you have a chance to build on it toward greater and greater mutual understanding. And that’s how you make the world a better place.

“Your children wander aimlessly poisoned by cocaine, / Choosing to indulge their lusts, when God has said abstain.”

Senate candidate Roy Moore’s poem warns us that the end is nigh because of our indulged lusts and aimlessly wandering children.

He knows whereof he speaks.

Late in the day, after saying and doing nothing for over a week, and acting only when students made inquiries and complained, Oxford University decides…

… to suspend the notorious Tariq Ramadan.

We now know the answer to the question What does it take for Oxford University to suspend a professor facing many well-grounded lawsuits alleging sexual violence, some of it against minors?

It takes weeks of complaints, petitions, global press coverage, and incredibly bad publicity for the school. That’s all it takes.

“What possible justification could there be for always requiring girls to wait for their mid-morning snack until such time as the boys had finished theirs?”

The answer to a British judge’s question about a co-ed school in England that systematically and humiliatingly discriminates against female students is obvious: It’s crucial to communicate to girls as early as possible in life that they are worth a bucket of spit.

The other question is whether British taxpayers should pay for daily lessons in female servitude and worthlessness.

Apparently, after some thought, the courts of that country think not.


And then there’s the school’s library:

[Library books] contained comments such as: “The wife is not allowed to refuse sex to her husband.” Another book said that a wife “cannot go out of her husband’s house without his permission and without a genuine excuse”.

It stated that a man can beat his wife “without causing any mark”. One book, called Islamic Family Guidelines, said that the husband is in “the position of leadership over the family” and that “women have thus been commanded to obey their husbands and fulfil their domestic duties”.

The French. Gotta love ’em.

“That [Tariq Ramadan] had many mistresses, that he consulted sites, that girls were brought to the hotel at the end of his lectures, that he invited them to undress, that some resisted and that he could become violent and aggressive, yes, but I have never heard of rapes, I am stunned,” [Bernard Godard] told French magazine L’Obs.

From an interview with one of Tariq Ramadan’s accusers.

I would like to emphasize this cultural fact: we women of Muslim faith know how much we have been accustomed, from a very young age, to submit, to obey, and even to be silent when we have been attacked. We are often treated as inferior from childhood; we are programmed to submit.


“You’re either veiled, or you’re raped.”

No problem. Stay inside or wear a burqa.


The struggle continues. Promising developments here.

Tariq Ramadan’s Female Excision Problem:

How to get rid of her?

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