Red Wolf: March 2005 Archives

March 31, 2005

Fundies Ban Condoms, People Die

Zambia: Hot on the heels of one story about the problems caused by loony fundies blocking access to condoms is another one, this time from Zambia.

Bush is running a program against AIDS in Africa based on — you guessed it — sexual abstinence and marital fidelity, relegating condoms a distant third. All well and good, aside from the small fact that it's killing people.

The stark reality is that what kills young women here is often not promiscuity, but marriage. Indeed, just about the deadliest thing a woman in southern Africa can do is get married.

March 27, 2005

Pharmacist to Thank for Teen Pregnancy Rate

Australia: Loony fundies are a funny bunch of people. They don't like people having abortions, yet are more than happy to sneer at teenaged mothers and do their darnedest to cut off all support possible. One particular loony fundie in Merriwa, a small rural town in the New South Wales Hunter Valley, has managed to take his moral and ethical stance one step further and landed the town with the highest rate of teenage pregnancies in the country. The wingnut in question is the proprietor of the town's sole chemist and he refuses to stock condoms or the morning-after pill.

March 22, 2005

Stupid Questions

Australia: It's coming up Easter and for most people this will mean holidays and chocolate, but for the fundies it's just another opportunity to be offensive. Their efforts at education have resulted in creative comebacks from the great unwashed.

The Christians at the ABC have been papering the Ultimo building with pamphlets asking 'What does Easter mean?', writes Melissa Mason, of Marrickville. Among the answers scrawled over them, one clever wag has written 'Further to the east'.

Column 8 - Sydney Morning Herald, 22nd March 2005.

March 18, 2005

Bargain of the Day: Kosher Easter Eggs

United States: They're Easter eggs. They come wrapped in garishly coloured foil adorned with a crucifix. And — wait for it — they're Kosher.

Alas, the Oriental Trading Company (home of enough crappy, plastic religious tat to keep the Prattle amused for weeks) is fresh out of Kosher Crucifix Easter eggs, but they do have some daisy patterned ones in stock, so you're still in with a shot of offending your fundamentalist Jewish friends with gifts of Gentile cluelessness.

Kosher Easter Treats - Banana Stew, 2nd February 2005 (via Boing Boing).

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