Tag Archives: Sexism

A Black Woman SCOTUS Justice – UPDATED

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor The argument has been vociferously advanced against limiting the appointment of the next U.S. Supreme Court justice, to a qualified pool of black women, since they comprise about 7% of the population. This is my response. First, … Continue reading

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WORD CLOUD: Afterimage (Redux)

Given the increasingly divisive rhetoric with which we are being bombarded in the U.S., and the resultant racial tension, mass shootings and other violence it inspires, I am reprising this profile of Audre Lorde, a writer whose work I find … Continue reading

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 NONA BLYTH CLOUD Writing poetry in reaction to headline news is risky business. Even some of the best poets have written work so momentary about a particular incident it’s glaringly out-of-place in their future collected works. But when a poet … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day for May 12, 2015: Regarding the GOP’s War on Women

Posted by Elaine Magliaro Here’s a “Picture of the Day” that I think is an appropriate follow-up to the article that I posted this morning titled The Public Shaming of Unwed Mothers: Regarding Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and Florida’s 2001 … Continue reading

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Comedian and Writer Brooke Arnold Talks about Her Experience Being Raised in the Same “Exploitative and Abusive” Fundamentalist Christian Organization That the Duggars Are Affiliated With

By Elaine Magliaro There’s an interesting article by Brooke Arnold titled I could’ve been a Duggar wife: I grew up in the same church, and the abuse scandal doesn’t shock me, which was posted over at Salon today. Arnold noted … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day for April 15, 2015: The Republican Guide to Female Anatomy

Posted by Elaine Magliaro

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Zaid Jilani: “How Religious ‘Liberty’ Has Been Used to Justify Racism, Sexism and Slavery Throughout History”

By Elaine Magliaro Zaid Jilani has an interesting article titled How Religious ‘Liberty’ Has Been Used to Justify Racism, Sexism and Slavery Throughout History over at AlterNet. Jilani says that religion has been used for hundreds of years to deny … Continue reading

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