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Amy Fried is the author of "Escaping Dick Cheney's Stomach." She received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior, and has been an advocate for church-state separation and other civil liberties issues. She writes on women's issues, media, veganism and the Religious Right.

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110 Articles, 243 Quick Links, 936 Comments, 96 Diaries, 2 Series, 5 Polls

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Saturday, May 24, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
What Erectile Dysfunction Ads Say About Our Culture and Our Health
(17 comments) Ads for medications that treat Erectile Dysfunction are everywhere. The fact that they play on men's insecurities and stereotype and insult women is bad enough. But they also mislead men to focus on the symptom of a larger problem; one that may be addressed with a healthier diet, rather than pills.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Privilege of Religious Majorities: Pivoting on Piety
(7 comments) The recent church-state case on legislative prayer, is a step backward for those of minority religions. It harkens back to a case where I personally protested. In both cases, the privilege of choosing how sacred to take your sectarian prayer, is a taken-for-granted luxury of the majority. Unfortunately, it seems that the justices forming the majority opinion, could not empathize with religious minorities.

Monday, May 19, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Hey, GOP: Want More SAHM's? Return to Liberal Economic Policies!
(7 comments) The tragic irony of GOP rhetoric, is that it misses the relationship between the religious and sentimental yearning they have for the 1950's & 60's ideal of the American family, and the economic policies that supported such families. Instead, they choose to punish women and the poor, while adhering to faith-based circular economic reasoning. I argue for more chutzpah from liberals!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
What Constitutes Coerced Participation?
(10 comments) The discussion of the Hobby Lobby case is dominated by questions of corporate personhood, & the implied corporate religiosity. Sometimes, the rights of third parties is also invoked. I argue that the key question is what the nature of coerced participation is, and whether it exists in this case.

Sunday, February 23, 2014      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Outrage Erupts Over Proposed Prostitution Policy by UK Amnesty Int'l
(9 comments) Survivors of the inevitable abuse that accompanies prostitution (and the inexorable trafficking) are outraged at UK's Amnesty International's approach to the problem. Wholesale legalization as a "human need" does more for men who have the privilege to buy sex, than for prostituted persons.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Confessions of a Junk Food Vegan
(15 comments) Unfortunately, there's so much vegan junk food available now, that it takes more than veganism to be healthy and trim.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Separating Bashir and Palin
(37 comments) Taking issue with liberal criticism of MSNBC in the wake of the uproar of Martin Bashir's over the top tirade against Sarah Palin.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
No Such Thing as a Board Certified Feminist
(21 comments) While those of us privileged enough to truly make work/life choices argue over the definition of "feminist," the rights of all women are being eviscerated.
Series: Feminism

Friday, November 22, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Remembering JFK, MLK, and My Dad
(1 comments) This is a doubly sad day, but also a day to remember what MHP likes to quote her dad as saying: "The struggle continues."

Wednesday, November 20, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Who Else the Cheney's Threw Under the Bus
(7 comments) The Cheney rift - real or manufactured - barely scratches the surface of the hypocrisy and moral bankruptcy behind the history behind it.

Monday, November 4, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Why Disability is a Feminist Issue
(15 comments) How does understanding disability relate to the development of feminism? A personal, as well as academic, response.
Series: Women's Unpaid Work, Feminism

Wednesday, October 16, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Tea Party Rage and the Shutdown as Projected Dependency
(8 comments) Disparate theories converge when we see the rage of the Tea Party, and the resulting hostage-taking shutdown, as a case of projected dependency. This is what happens when humans - and animals - are treated as natural resources, rather than sentient beings.
Series: Women's Unpaid Work

Friday, August 2, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Race & Gender Through Generations of Feminism: My Response to Amanda Marcotte
(34 comments) My response to Amanda Marcotte's dismissal of "radical feminism" and the existence of stay-at-home feminists, as well as an apparent tin ear for the relationship between gender in race in the history of feminism.
Series: Women's Unpaid Work, Feminism

Friday, July 19, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Post-Zimmerman: How Prejudice Works
(3 comments) Racism and prejudice are complex, self-perpetuating perceptual processes that don't get erased easily. What we can learn from the Zimmerman verdict - and what the Supreme Court needs to learn.

Monday, May 27, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Sheryl Sandberg & #FBRape: A Case Study in the Failure of Corporate Feminism to Combat Misogyny
(17 comments) The twitter campaign against misogynistic images on Facebook, has revealed the limits of the "corporate feminism" that COO Sheryl Sandberg represents, for all women.
Series: Women's Unpaid Work, Feminism

Sunday, May 12, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Mother's Day Thoughts on Breastfeeding Tweets & Veganism
(14 comments) On Mother's Day, a salute to the life-changing experience of breastfeeding, its relationship to veganism, & associated controversies on twitter.

Monday, May 6, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
What Part of "Emergency" Don't You Understand?
(2 comments) As mind-boggling as it is, even liberal feminists fail to utilize the most obvious emergency - rape - in their defense of Emergency Contraception.
Series: Feminism

Monday, April 29, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Terrorism, Islam and What The Christian Right Needs to Know About Judaism
(27 comments) The Boston bombing has brought back a familiar RW argument: that "those Muslims" and "us Christians" are very different. That argument is deconstructed here.

Friday, March 29, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Why Do Women Judge Themselves and Each Other for Failing at the Impossible?
(27 comments) The reigniting of the mommy wars keeps women questioning themselves and each other, obscuring larger questions.
Series: Women's Unpaid Work, Feminism

Friday, March 8, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
On International Women's Day 2013: Money Can't Buy Us Love
(3 comments) On IWD, we need to ask whether gains in the workplace are enough to really make a difference in women's equality.
Series: Women's Unpaid Work, Feminism

Sunday, March 3, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
FILM REVIEW: Half the Sky: A Must-See Problem, A Flawed Solution
(13 comments) Half the Sky is a must-see for its uncovering of a horrific problem. Its solutions disappoints, however.
Series: Women's Unpaid Work, Feminism

Thursday, February 21, 2013      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The SOTU, and the Politics of Invisible Labor
(5 comments) Political rhetoric on equal opportunity for achievement belies a dark reality. The joy of achievement may come at the expense of a decent working life for others. While Obama and Rubio emphasized different visions of government's role in helping to spur equal opportunity, they were both lacking in their recognition of that reality.
Series: Women's Unpaid Work

Tuesday, December 18, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Three of the Most Illogical Post-Newtown Arguments
(51 comments) The madness of Newtown has, sadly, inspired more madness.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
What Can We Learn from the Trauma of Campaign 2012's War on Women?
(11 comments) Can we avoid the fiasco of the GOP's obsession with controlling women's bodies next time around?
Series: Women's Unpaid Work, Feminism

Tuesday, October 9, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Three Most Popular False Post-Debate Memes
(12 comments) The MSM have magnified Romney's win by doing what comes naturally: relying on stereotypes of conventional wisdom, rather than fact-based analysis.

Thursday, October 4, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Denver Debate Proved that "Women" and "People" are Different Categories in Campaign 2012
(1 comments) It's easy to ignore women, when the unspoken "generic" person is male.
Series: Women's Unpaid Work, Feminism

Saturday, September 8, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Peggy Noonan's Only Problem with Rush's Attack on Fluke: He Should Have Called Her Different Names
(5 comments) It's amazing that an op-ed in what used to be a reputable newspaper would display such obvious ignorance.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Beyond Todd Akin: Framing Women as NonHuman or Invisible
(25 comments) The latest GOP outrage against women shows, once again, that we are forced to choose to be gawked at as an alien species, or ignored. Meanwhile, our unpaid work goes unrecognized.
Series: Feminism

Thursday, June 21, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Debate over the Economy & Women, & Why Dems are Losing Both
(4 comments) The GOP wants to turn the War on Women, & the debate over the economy, into a morality play.
Series: Women's Unpaid Work, Feminism

Tuesday, April 17, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The "Mommy Dividend"
(3 comments) Not wasting the opportunity that Hilary Rosen has created.
Series: Women's Unpaid Work, Feminism

Thursday, April 12, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Hilary Rosen & The Mommy Wars in Campaign 2012
(6 comments) Rosen's comments (for which she has apologized) reveals weaknesses in liberals' responses to the Right's War on Women.
Series: Women's Unpaid Work, Feminism

Monday, March 5, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
What's Worse Than Being Called the "S" Word?: Why Rush's "Apology" Added Insult to Injury
(49 comments) Rush's "apology" underscored the attitude that women's pain and disease are not even worth hearing, much less treating.
Series: Feminism

Friday, March 2, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Feminists "Shocked" into Defense?
(9 comments) By being so ruthlessly extreme, aggressive, hostile, misogynistic - it's hard to find enough adjectives - the right may be forcing feminists onto the defensive. A call for a more "offensive" stance from decades ago.
Series: Women's Unpaid Work, Feminism

Tuesday, February 7, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Glossing Over Distinctions in Catholic Birth Control Debate
(9 comments) Religious Liberty must be balanced against establishment, and hospitals and universities should be distinguished from pervasively sectarian organizations.
Series: Feminism

Friday, January 20, 2012      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
How Does RW Decide What's Private?
(5 comments) Is there any logic underlying Newt's righteous indignation at John King's "open marriage" question?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Old Enough to be Raped
(10 comments) The shocking betrayal by Obama's HHS Secretary involved woefully little consideration of rape victims.
Series: Feminism

Tuesday, December 6, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Why Do Other Pundits Skip Maddow's Reporting on Newt's Alleged Scams?
(2 comments) Rachel Maddow appears to be alone among pundits, in reporting on Gingrich's alleged scam operations. Why?

Monday, August 29, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
A Blinding Ignorance Behind an Ugly Hatred
(3 comments) Ridiculous attacks on Michelle Obama's healthy food efforts ignore the real restrictions on our food choices.

Monday, August 15, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Wifely Submission
(10 comments) Bachmann's answer to the "wifely submission" question illustrates the mixed messages candidates like her and Palin use on gender and motherhood. Progressives need to deconstruct the confusion.
Series: Feminism

Wednesday, August 10, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
After the Ransom
(5 comments) After the ransom has been paid & the spin on the debt debacle as deceptive as ever, what now?

Thursday, April 28, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Trump's McCarthyism
(2 comments) Trump's message may be one of race-baiting, but his tactics are those of McCarthyism.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Rick Santorum's Bizarre Abortion Theory
(5 comments) Rick Santorum seems to be trying to outdo his "man-on-dog" reputation with a new theory on abortion and Social Security.
Series: Feminism

Saturday, March 12, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Over the Body of a Woman
(8 comments) Right wing attacks on both government programs and women, expose the aptness of Senator Alan Simpson's quip describing social security as a woman's body part.
Series: Feminism

Friday, January 21, 2011      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Answering Santorum: We Can Agree that Women are Human
(1 comments) Santorum's ironic analogy of abortion to slavery, glosses over women's personhood.
Series: Feminism

Friday, October 29, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Women of the Tea Party
(63 comments) Tea Party women's arguments for less government, adds to the burden on other women.
Series: Feminism

Thursday, October 28, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Tea Party and the Other Temptation
(7 comments) The Tea Party Republicans' obsession with sexual "temptation," belies their willingness to give in to another, more harmful, temptation.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Right Wing Meme Infecting Professed Liberals
(10 comments) As the right wing frenzy spreads through the Tea Party and beyond, even liberals are unthinkingly parroting its falsehoods.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Anti-Muslim Hysteria Fueled by Rejection of Critical Thinking as "Elitist"
(5 comments) A casualty of the successful campaign of the Right to paint liberals as "elitist," is the ability to critically analyze the anti-Muslim hysteria that presently abounds.

Sunday, July 4, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Dershowitz Revisited: Drawing the Line in Israel Criticisms
(5 comments) Revisiting a useful guide for assessing the legitimacy of criticisms against Israel.

Friday, April 2, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The Double Victimhood of Deaf Boys
(2 comments) The victimhood of the deaf boys in the Church sex abuse scandal, was increased by their disability.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Unspoken Consequences of Bunning's Obstruction
(2 comments) Bunning's obstruction has ripple effects on women and religious minorities.

Friday, February 19, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Tiger Woods Makes a Fool of Brit Hume
(10 comments) Today Tiger Woods put the lie to Brit Hume's infantile attack on his religion.

Friday, February 12, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Cultural Assumptions Embedded in Clinton Health Coverage
(4 comments) Chris Matthews coverage of President Clinton's latest health issues, says much about our culture and habits.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Tea Party Subtext
(6 comments) Beyond their inaccuracies, Tea Party speakers Palin and Farah betray their hidden agendas.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Resisting the Forces for War over Health
The forces for supporting war over health go deeper than even the Military Industrial Complex.

Monday, November 30, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Politicizing the Experience of Having a Special Needs Family Member
(2 comments) As a care-giver to my special needs identical twin, I find Bernie Goldberg's exploitation of Sarah Palin's special needs child, particularly offensive.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Liberals and the "W" Word
(9 comments) The implications of hurling terms "whore" and "street walker."
Series: Feminism

Saturday, October 10, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Pornography: Free Speech or Stylized Abuse?
(2 comments) Radical feminist(and vegetarian) theories criticize both conservatives and liberals, for being blind to the harm that occurs -to women and animals - behind the camera.
Series: Feminism

Monday, September 28, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Blaming the Victims with ACORN and Prostitution
(1 comments) As with real life prostitution, the Defund ACORN Act serves to shun the "tainted," rather than help the true victims of prostitution.

Monday, August 17, 2009      Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
Let Rachel Maddow Talk! (On Meet the Press)
(7 comments) Rachel Maddow had a hard time getting a word in edgewise on Sunday's otherwise all-male panel on Meet the Press. This is not an isolated incident, but it has unique implications for health care reform.
Series: Feminism

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