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Dreams Deferred, Humanity Denied: The War on Women of Color (Part 2)

April 21, 2012
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Dreams Deferred, Humanity Denied: The War on Women of Color (Part 2)

Read Part 1 here The vicious attacks on women of color are not unique to the health care system.  This has been evident within the recent debate that followed Hilary Rosen’s comments about Ann Romney, stay-at-home moms, and work.  Whereas the GOP has framed Rosen’s statements as part of the Democratic Party/secular Left’s contempt...
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Personhood For Women: Is this Personal Enough?

March 19, 2012
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Personhood For Women: Is this Personal Enough?

By Soraya Chemaly Melissa McEwan recently started a Personhood for Women petition suggesting that “a person identifying as a woman and/or having a uterus shall retain all of the full, basic, and fundamental rights of a US citizen as guaranteed by the Declaration of Independence” and urging Senators Patty Murray, Al Franken and Kristin Gillibrand to consider proposing this as...
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Posted in Culture, Economy, Education, Family, Health, Immigration, Military, Politics, Religion, U.S., Uncategorized, World | 32 Comments »

Faux-Apology Not Accepted: Fire Rush Limbaugh for His Hateful Misogyny

March 4, 2012
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By Soraya Chemaly Rush Limbaugh’s limp quasi-apology to Sandra Fluke isn’t good enough. Clear Channel Communications, the largest radio station owner in the US, should fire him and establish a precedent whereby media commentators understand that misogynistic language and attitudes are unacceptable and career-ending. An apology from Mr. Limbaugh is insufficient and unacceptable if we are serious about women’s...
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Republican Candidates To Debate Whose Sperm is More Sacred

February 8, 2012
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Republican Candidates To Debate Whose Sperm is More Sacred

By Soraya Chemaly In the wake of Rick Santorum’s three-state primary and caucuses win yesterday, Republican candidates have agreed to debate whose sperm is actually most sacred. The debate, scheduled to coincide with the simultaneous annual meetings of the Quiverfull movement and the National Pessary Association, will be moderated by four virginal teenage girls who, although not in possession...
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  • Poems for Ferguson: Vanessa Huang and Aya de Leon Michael-Brown-Ferguson-Missouri-Shooting-Petition-Racism-america_2014-08-15_17-44-22

    Two poets consider Michael Brown, Ferguson, MO, and the crucial ways in which Black Life Matters.     How Do I Love Thee? A love poem from the Ferguson, MO police dept to Black residents: An informal emulation of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnet 43 by Aya de Leon How do [...]

  • “Paws” by Tracy Burkholder tracy

    Paws   In sixth grade, I started to envy certain girls’ hands. Not always manicured, but always neat. Fingers thin and smooth. These hands gently freed sheets of paper from their metal spirals and lifted loops of hair to more beautiful perches. Lunch trays floated inside their gentle grip while [...]

  • 3 Poems by Holly Mitchell holly

    Slipping Under   Like a ghost, I prepare a bath behind a door   that hasn’t locked long as I remember.   When my mother or grandmother knocks at the open door,   I obscure what they call my “new breasts” under the soap water   and focus on the [...]