It's easy to ignore women, when the unspoken "generic" person is
It's amazing that an op-ed in what used to be a reputable newspaper
would display such obvious ignorance.
The latest GOP outrage against women shows, once again, that we are
forced to choose to be gawked at as an alien species, or ignored.
Meanwhile, our unpaid work goes unrecognized.
The GOP wants to turn the War on Women, & the debate over the
economy, into a morality play.
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While he seems to like to think of himself as evolved, liberal,
open-minded and lacking bias, Chris Matthews consistently shows
himself to be clueless when it comes to modern women.
Moments ago at this posting, Matthews said in his "Let Me Finish"
segment: "Men are particularly sensitive to humiliati… Read full post »
Crossposted @ opednews.com:
The Secret Service scandal is certainly of great concern,
in terms of presidential security. But there are two details that I
1) Two secret agents reportedly expected a prostitute to
basically perform a "two for the price of one" deal for them;
2) Wh… Read full post »
Not wasting the opportunity that Hilary Rosen has created.
Rosen's comments (for which she has apologized) reveals weaknesses
in liberals' responses to the Right's War on Women.
Rush's "apology" underscored the attitude that women's pain and
disease are not even worth hearing, much less treating.
In the wake of Rush Limbaugh's horrendous comments about Sandra
Fluke, who testified about medical,
non-contraceptive needs that women have for birth control
pills, here's my
latest piece on opednews, raising the issue of whether feminists
are being "shocked" (in the Naomi Klein sense)… Read full post »
By being so ruthlessly extreme, aggressive, hostile, misogynistic -
it's hard to find enough adjectives - the right may be forcing
feminists onto the defensive. A call for a more "offensive" stance
from decades ago.
Well, the misogyny of election 2012 continues - in fact it seems
to be escalating, with attacks on women's health care, family
In the meantime, I have neglected to add my latest opeds
from opednews, where I am a trusted author. The first explores the
question of when the… Read full post »
Religious Liberty must be balanced against establishment, and
hospitals and universities should be distinguished from pervasively
Is there any logic underlying Newt's righteous indignation at John
King's "open marriage" question?
In this absolutely fascinating segment,
Rachel shows that Michael Steele is totally confused about civil
rights. He tries to make the point that moving abortion laws to the
state is more democratic, but when Rachel asks whether states have
the right to allow private businesses to discriminate he… Read full post »
The shocking betrayal by Obama's HHS Secretary involved woefully
little consideration of rape victims.
Rachel Maddow appears to be alone among pundits, in reporting on
Gingrich's alleged scam operations. Why?
Crossposted on opednews.com:
Social Security taxes only apply to the first $106,000.00 of
income. Lifting this cap would: 1) increase fairness, 2) make
social security solvent, 3) help the elderly and disabled, by not
cutting their benefits, and 4) stimulate the economy, when
recipients are able to p… Read full post »
Ridiculous attacks on Michelle Obama's healthy food efforts ignore
the real restrictions on our food choices.
Crossposted at opednews.com
“ … no class can … be a member of itself; a
class of classes cannot be one of the classes which are its
members; [and] a name is not the thing named.”
Gregory Bateson, 1964
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Almost as soon as the Supercommittee was formed to address the
deficit - predictably - the MSM took up the Republican talking
point that the committee's job was to cut spending. Never mind that
the deficit could be reduced by both spending cuts and revenue
increases. Never mind that simply allowing… Read full post »
Bachmann's answer to the "wifely submission" question illustrates
the mixed messages candidates like her and Palin use on gender and
motherhood. Progressives need to deconstruct the confusion.
After the ransom has been paid & the spin on the debt debacle
as deceptive as ever, what now?
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Ever since George Lakoff made "framing" a common term, we've become
familiar with numerous right-wing attempts to make policy
initiatives sound like the opposite of what they are. You've
probably heard them all: "Clear Skies Initiative," "death tax,"
"Healthy Forests," pro-life," "family values."&nbs… Read full post »
Trump's message may be one of race-baiting, but his tactics are
those of McCarthyism.