Category Archives: Feminism

Opposition to War Is a Feminist Issue

Reading this horrifying story about a Syrian mother who had to choose between marrying off her young teenage daughters or exposing them to the persistent threat of rape, one thing we, in the U.S., never talk about in our numerous … Continue reading

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The ‘Scalito Five’ Are Right: Contraception Is Different From Most Healthcare

Unfortunately, they think this is a bad thing. But I’m getting ahead of myself. A few years back, Sara Robinson penned the most incisive blog post I’ve ever read about the War on Science and the fundamentalist mindset (far, far … Continue reading

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With Fifty to Hundreds of Applicants For Every Tenure-Track Position, Why Do We Tolerate This Crap?

I don’t get this (boldface mine): …a postdoc (in the same lab), let’s call him Postdoc A, had approached her while she was working at the lab bench, while no one else was around, and asked her out. They had … Continue reading

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Boston’s First Lady, Unconventional But Ordinary

Mind you, Boston mayor-elect Marty Walsh’s personal life won’t matter if he screws up the job, but this is still very interesting (boldface mine): The question hung over the stage where Walsh stood triumphant on election night with Higgins. Walsh, … Continue reading

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Want to Know What Privilege Looks Like? The ‘Tell Someone “No”, Get Called a Whore’ Edition

A while ago, I got an email from a science aggregator offering me a chance to crosspost for…free. To paraphrase the wisdom of the philosopher Tone Loc, I get paid to do the blog thing (actually, that’s not the case … Continue reading

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Let’s Slow Down on the Clinton Coronation (Warmongering Is a Women’s Issue)

Of course, it’s a men’s issue too. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Like Amy Schiller, I was disappointed to read Jessica Valenti’s “Why I’m Voting for Her”, in which Valenti argues that, in 2016, feminists should vote for a … Continue reading

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A Good Response to Sexism

This story, related by Yves Smith, has made me laugh all day: Women experience bias everywhere. Barry Ritholtz told me recently that for over 15 years, when his wife would put down her credit card to pay for dinner, the … Continue reading

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“Violence Is a Choice, and It Is a Choice That a Man Makes”

Powerful words from Sir Patrick Stewart:

Posted in Basic Human Decency, Feminism

This Looks Like a Good White House Petition

I signed this petition (actually, I was one of the first) because it raises a point that is very important: In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Obama said: “We know our economy is stronger when our wives, … Continue reading

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President Obama Needs to Take Lessons From Elizabeth Warren

Cuz Warren speaks real good (boldface mine): I have no doubt Sen Brown is a good husband and a good father to his daughters, but this is an issue that affects ALL of our daughters and our granddaughters. And what … Continue reading

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