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Elayne Clift is a writer,lecturer, workshop leader and activist. She is senior correspondent for Women's Feature Service, columnist for the Keene (NH) Sentinel and Brattleboro (VT) Commons and a contributor to various publications internationally. Her latest book is ACHAN: A Year of Teaching Thailand (Bangkok Books, 2007). She is also the editor of Women, Philanthropy and Social Change: Visions for a Just Society (UPNE/Tufts U., 2007). She lives in Saxtons River, Vt. and invites readers to visit her website: www.elayneclift.com
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 13, 2016 The Archetypal Journey of Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hillary Clinton represents a new type of archetype - a female hero on a quest who survives the Underground and comes out intact, changed by the experience, and able to create change because of it.
(19 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 24, 2016 Time to Get Behind Hillary
Hillary Clinton may not be perfect, but now that she's the Dem candidate, can we give her her due? Especially in face of the alternative?
SHARE Saturday, July 9, 2016 America's Many Faces of Mounting Fury
America's recent violence against Blacks and police reveals how badly it has lost it's way. What can be done about the overt and incipient hatred that is revealing itself in a nation that prides itself on being "better than that"?
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Fort Hood Survivors Still Struggle to Recover
Seven years ago an army psychiatrist fatally shot 13 people, injuring 30 others, at Ft.Hood. Why is this attack still classified as "workplace violence instead of a terrorist attack?
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Patriarchs and Politicians Weigh In on Women
It's been a while since blatant misogyny on the scale we see today reared its ugly head so overtly in political circles. But thanks to Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and others on the far right, we are reminded of just how base male attitudes towards women can be.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 28, 2016 Thoughts From a Disillusioned Democrat
It's hard being a news junkie, especially when sandbox politics prevail, even between the candidates in my party, in light of how vital this election is.
SHARE Thursday, February 11, 2016 Time for a Second Look at the Second Wave
Young women need to understand what's at stake in this election. Hillary Clinton and her team aren't exactly helping them. They need historical context and full information to make good decisions, and they need to vote!
SHARE Wednesday, February 3, 2016 The Perversity of Sexual Assault Knows No Bounds
First it was the military. Then college campuses and churches. Then prisons. Then war crimes and UN Peacekeepers. Now come stories of sexual aggression in Baltimore's public housing sector, refugee and migrant camps abroad, and the public squares of some of Europe's finest cities. How does it end?
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, January 1, 2016 Overcoming the Politics of fear
FDR was right about not letting fear paralyze us. So are others who refute right-wing scare-mongers seeking to be President. We all have a responsibility as well as a stake in this.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 24, 2015 The Pathologizing of Children
The over-prescribing of psychotropic drugs to children, some still in the crib, is alarming. Parents, physicians and educators must remember to "do no harm."