I dunno…maybe men should be more intelligent?

By: Friday August 29, 2014 1:30 am

But don’t drink any of that liquor ladies…that liquor is for dudes.

 

If there’s anything government haters can succeed at

By: Thursday August 21, 2014 1:30 am

If there’s anything government haters can succeed at it’s bad, bad governing.

In a nutshell…in a multitude of metaphors

By: Wednesday July 30, 2014 1:30 am

It’s long been noticed that the anti-choice crowd obsesses about fetuses until the umbilical cord is cut, then they could care less.

So why shouldn’t Hobby Lobby just sum up the whole conundrum in one predictable case?

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Rebecca Solnit, Men Explain Things to Me

By: Saturday July 19, 2014 1:59 pm

When I received the invitation to host the book salon for Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me, I was sitting at a coffee shop listening to a white man I’d only just met explain the racial divide in St. Louis, Missouri. Full disclosure: I’m black and a native St. Louisan. As the man went on and on about some article on race that I just had to read and blah, blah, followed by another blah, I scrolled through my email and saw the book salon invite. And I laughed…hard…until my eyes watered. When the man asked what was so funny and I explained about the salon, he frowned and replied…wait for it…that not all men mansplain.

TomGram: Rebecca Solnit: The New Feminist Road Map

By: Tuesday May 20, 2014 7:25 pm

Here are two figures, and given how anyone who has been sexually assaulted is likely to feel about the experience, they have to be low-end estimates: the latest Pentagon numbers indicate that about 26,000 men and women (but mainly women) in the U.S. military “were sexually assaulted in 2011, up from 19,000 in 2010”; and the figure regularly cited, even by President Obama and Vice President Biden, is that one in five college women either experience an attempted sexual assault or are raped in their years on campus.

New Yorker: NYT Editor Fired for Seeking Gender-Neutral Wage

By: Wednesday May 14, 2014 7:15 pm

From the “Love Me I’m A Liberal” department:

The New Yorker is reporting that today’s firing of The New York Times’ first female Executive Editor, Jill Abramson, occurred because she was “pushy” with the paper’s masters er, CEO and owner.

Texas Town Suspends Teacher Because She Is Transgender

By: Friday April 11, 2014 9:25 am

Schools can teach a lot of things. Math, science, history, and all the rest. They can teach teamwork and the value of putting in the effort through sports and clubs. Schools can also teach tolerance and understanding, or instruct children in how to discriminate, hate and disrespect other human beings simply because of the color of their skin, the religion they do or do not follow, simply for who they are.

My Thoughts on Essay Anne Vanderbilt

By: Tuesday January 21, 2014 6:31 pm

At this point, it really doesn’t matter that Hannan never “threatened to out her on Grantland.” He had already outed her to an investor. Why would or could she believe he was not intending to do the same thing to the world?

Who Runs the World?: Beyoncé Releases Essay on Gender Equality

By: Thursday January 16, 2014 2:45 pm

You read that right, Beyoncé has taken to the pages of The Shriver Report to offer her assessment on gender equality.

Sex Workers in France Resist Attacks on Their Liberty

By: Saturday December 14, 2013 3:59 pm

These days, French political culture appears to be retreating from its stereotypical liberalism on one of its best-known “vice” industries: the sex trade. Controversial new legislation in the country would criminalize paid sex—and sex workers see the proposed law as an assault on their dignity and safety.

The legislation—which just passed a vote in the Assemblée Nationale and is slated for a Senate vote soon—does not explicitly outlaw the act of selling sex, but it penalizes its purchase:

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