Tough call on the shittiest women-hating country in the world contest this week. Just when it looked like Russia might be leading the pack after putting three women in jail for two years for the heinous crime of criticizing the church and president Vladimir Putin while carrying a dangerous weapon (vaginas), our own brave nation has bounded back into the mix. What we may lack in outright in your face corruption prowess, we’ve always made up for in horse-titted stupidity, like the statements made by Missouri Rep and candidate for Senate Todd Akin on Sunday about “legitimate rape.”
“It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare,” Mr. Akin said of pregnancies from rape. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something: I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child.” NYT
Akin, like most Republicans, is particularly protective of children because he shares their grasp of how science works.
Not to be outdone in the “are you shitting me?” category, one of the nation’s most famous golf clubs has deigned to allow women to muddy their fabled grass with their wretched lady feet. This is noteworthy because, as you may have noticed, a fucking golf club in the year 2012 still didn’t let people with ovaries play rich people dress-up in their fancy tree house until now.
The home of the Masters, under increasing criticism the last decade because of its all-male membership, invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore to become the first women in green jackets when the club opens for a new season in October. Sun Times
“Plus she’s a colored,” they probably thought. “So that should cover our asses with that whole thing for a while too.”
Speaking of women haters, Rihanna went on Oprah’s Next Chapter last night, a show that exists to talk about that one time that guy smashed her in the face repeatedly and then we all forgot about because he dances real pretty.
“I think he was the love of my life,” Ri-Ri shared. “He was my first love and I see that he loved me the same way…I truly love him—the main thing for me is he’s at peace. I’m not at peace if he’s not happy or he’s still lonely. I care. It actually matters that he finds that peace.”
Oprah then asked, “Jesus, how hard did he hit you?” Except not really, she just sat there smiling and thinking about what the ratings would be like if she could somehow get Chris Brown to murder Rihanna on her show. “All I’d have to do is ask him a question. He hates questions…” The Superficial
I’ve got a few questions for this high school in Oklahoma who are withholding valedictorian Kaitlin Nootbaar’s diploma after she used offensive language in her speech. What did she say? “KILL PEOPLE BURN SHIT FUCK SCHOOL!” Close, actually. She used the word “hell.”
The school gave no indication that it disapproved of the language until it was time to pick up the physical diploma.
“We went to the office and asked for the diploma and the principal said ‘Your diploma is right here but you’re not getting it. Close the door we have a problem,’” Nootbaar told the NBC affiliate. Gawker.
Here’s a speech I just wrote when I graduated from reading that news story: The administration at Prague High School is a bunch of idiots.
All of which would be more than enough to take the title of the Most Horrifyingly Misogynistic and Backwards Piece of Shit Country in the World on any other week, except for this: An 11-year-old Pakistani girl accused of burning a Qur’an may face the death penalty for her actions.
Rifta Masih was arrested on Thursday, after complaints against her prompted angry demonstrations. Asif Ali Zardari, the president, has ordered the interior ministry to investigate the case.
As communal tensions continued to rise, about 900 Christians living on the outskirts of Islamabad have been ordered to leave a neighbourhood where they have lived for almost two decades. The Guardian
Kind of hard to top that. On a related note, why are all these whiny feminists constantly bitching about sexism all the time? Get over it already.