In the center of Paris, an exhibit at the Hotel de Ville, C’étaient des Enfants, chronicles the story of the children who were deported to the war camps during World War II. A number of these children disappeared right from our neighborhood; almost every school within ten blocks of our home has a plaque to commemorate the children who were taken.… [Read more]
“We take care of our own.”
- Bruce Springsteen
Somewhere on the other side of the world, ably representing us as America’s most traveled Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton knows well from 2008 the Obama advantage as a campaigner. The burdens of the Oval Office in trying and recovering times did not diminish the optimism and confidence of President Obama.… [Read more]
I listened to Ann Romney’s speech at the RNC – her “I am woman, hear me roar,” her naked pandering to women with her shrill cry of desperation, her little tale of how she and Mitt were so determined to be together that they got married like many other young, unprepared couples get married, broke, struggling, a team united toward a common goal (in their case, the goal being wealthy beyond their wildest dreams on the backs of the working class).… [Read more]
That’s correct; 31 states have laws on the books that permit rapists to have custody and visitation privileges.
Who says there’s no ‘War on Women‘?… [Read more]
Google told me today, thankfully, that “genius and madness are akin.”
We are enthralled in the dramatics displayed by some shockingly misguided and delusional beliefs expressed by a man who’s mother may not… [Read more] have told him that elves are make-believe. It is a display of how “we,” as a nation, allow powerful men to assume they have the right to say what they want without challenge from the people.
For his entire political career, Republican Congressman Todd Akin, US Representative for the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri, has injected his religion into his job, working tirelessly to ban all abortions, including when unwanted pregnancy results from forcible rape.
Now, the Congressman is in hot water for referring to rape, an act of extreme violence and domination, as “legitimate rape” in his television interview on KTVI-TV (a Fox affiliate, naturally) a few days ago, as if any rape can be thought of as legitimate.… [Read more]
“You mean you were raped?” “Well, at first…”
- Monty Python’s Life of Brian, 1979
As national Republicans were trying in vain to make “legitimate rape” armchair gynecologist gaffer Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) “take one for the team”, the Party of No merrily blundered on in their crusade against women’s reproductive rights.
Missouri’s statutory party candidate switcheroo deadline came and went, but the errant Rep.… [Read more]
Мой возлюбленный Пол (My beloved Paul),
Это причиняет боль мне, что Вы бросили меня под автобусом. Я думал, что мы были постоянными задушевными друзьями, работающими к нашей прекрасной капиталистической Утопии, где сильное правило и слабое погибают. (It pains me that you have thrown me under the bus. I thought we were everlasting soulmates, working toward our perfect capitalist Utopia, where the strong rule and the weak perish.)
Это сделало меня настолько очень счастливым, когда Вы сказали мне, что я был вашим вдохновением и причиной, Вы вошли в коммунальное обслуживание.… [Read more]
Reminiscent of Japanese fleeing Godzilla, Republicans are scrambling from Missouri U.S. Senate nominee Rep. Todd Akin (R)’s comments on Sunday stating that women had natural defenses against getting pregnant from a rape. Before lunch on Monday, G.O.P. Senators, including Scott Brown (R-Mass.) and John Cornyn (R-Tex.) put the proverbial loaded pistol (Mitt Romney checked the bullets) on Akin’s desk urging him to quit the race for the good of the Republican party.… [Read more]
From our earliest memories to the day we die, women and men are bombarded with society’s expectations, including and especially those involving beauty. As a seventeen year old girl, I know what it’s like to be overwhelmed by so many different influences from so many different sources — and I still don’t know what to make of it.… [Read more]
Today, in the third and final segment of this series, we will explore the political side of female rights.
When people are questioned about the role of women in our world and in politics, a typical response such as this can be expected:
“Women have made a lot of progress in the world. Treatment of women, today, is far better than it was in earlier times, even as recent as a decade ago.… [Read more]
The Japanese people are outraged.
In particular, Japanese women are outraged.
As well they should be. With the decision to reactivate the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors, there has been a lot of scrutiny into what happened last year in the aftermath of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Many problems arise, but one of the most unsettling revolves around the Japanese nuclear power industry’s views on women.… [Read more]
Vagina. Vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina.Vagina! Vagina, vagina; vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina. Vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina. Vagina? Vagina?!? Vagina!! Vagina. Vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina. Vagina! Vagina, vagina; vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina. Vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina, vagina. Vagina? … [Read more]
There’s no delicate way to put it: on average men die at an earlier age than women. Health professionals may say that it’s because of the unique physical stresses that men face; some women may say that it’s how women are rewarded for having put up with men; and comedians have joked that it’s because men will do anything to get away from women’s nagging.… [Read more]
Woah woah woah, wait wait wait . . . How in all that is unholy is Mitt Romney narrowing the gender gap with women – and unmarried women, to be specific? Has to be true; I read it just today on the Huffington Post.
According to the newest ABC News/Washington Post poll, Romney has risen 13% in the ranks, primarily due to a rise in support from women.… [Read more]
It has been said often that the Republican party has been waging a War on Women but maybe the real battle is a war on time. What do you think?… [Read more]
Must be nice… “You can rely on the old man’s money….”
The “birthday gift” that keeps on giving…
You’ve been having some problems with the ladies lately, haven’t you? Your current favorability rating among us is 14 points lower than the President’s. You tell us we need to work, even if we can’t afford childcare costs, yet you say we should stay at home to rear our children. You were pro-choice back when it was cool but now it’s hip to be anti-abortion.… [Read more]