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Amy Fried applies her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior to writing and activism on church-state separation, feminism, reproductive rights, corruption, media and veganism.

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(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 24, 2014
What Erectile Dysfunction Ads Say About Our Culture and Our Health 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.
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 4, 2013
Why Disability is a Feminist Issue How does understanding disability relate to the development of feminism? A personal, as well as academic, response.
Series: Women's Unpaid Work (14 Articles, 22632 views), Feminism (33 Articles, 47058 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 17, 2008
What Makes a Good Leader? The clash between Obama and Clinton over management philosophies touches on key questions of presidential leadership.
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Confessions of a Junk Food Vegan Unfortunately, there's so much vegan junk food available now, that it takes more than veganism to be healthy and trim.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Old Enough to be Raped The shocking betrayal by Obama's HHS Secretary involved woefully little consideration of rape victims.
Series: Feminism (33 Articles, 47058 views)
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 3, 2013
FILM REVIEW: Half the Sky: A Must-See Problem, A Flawed Solution Half the Sky is a must-see for its uncovering of a horrific problem. Its solutions disappoints, however.
Series: Women's Unpaid Work (14 Articles, 22632 views), Feminism (33 Articles, 47058 views)
Image from Twitter User mellogrrl65, from the documentary Cowspiracy, From ImagesAttr
(29 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 24, 2015
When "Lefty" Advocacy Organizations Sell Out It's frustrating these days to be a vegan and an environmentalist (some would say they are one and the same.) Some of our most trusted advocacy organizations have become too cozy with powerful interests. This article owes a debt of gratitude to the podcast "Go Vegan Radio with Bob Linden," and the documentary "Cowspiracy."
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 6, 2013
What Part of "Emergency" Don't You Understand? 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 (33 Articles, 47058 views)
Gigaset C595 on .Big Bang Theory. (CBS), From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 14, 2018
Examining the "Victim-Blaming" Charge Aimed at Mayim Bialik: A Question of Choice The feminist critique of Mayim Bialik's op-ed - crediting her dress and behavior for her escape from the worst of Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood - is well founded, if somewhat simplistic. But the dichotomy of "victim-blaming" vs. "free choice" needs to be re-examined, in the light of societal pressures for women - and girls - to self-sexualize.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 7, 2015
Testimony to Maryland Legislature on Cannabis Legislation vis Americans for Safe Access The state of Maryland is considering joining Colorado, Washington state, Washington, D.C., and other states in updating their laws with respect to cannabis. While a medical marijuana law has already been passed in Maryland, this testimony stresses how a "recreational" law would be useful to patients, due to the fact that policy often lags behind science. SB 531 may be added to the list of laws mentioned.
(34 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 2, 2013
Race & Gender Through Generations of Feminism: My Response to Amanda Marcotte 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 (14 Articles, 22632 views), Feminism (33 Articles, 47058 views)
Sandra Fluke, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 8, 2012
Peggy Noonan's Only Problem with Rush's Attack on Fluke: He Should Have Called Her Different Names It's amazing that an op-ed in what used to be a reputable newspaper would display such obvious ignorance.
(54 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 22, 2009
A Conspiracy Theorist in the Family: My Problems with the 9/11 Truth Movement My experience with a relative leads me to believe that the 9/11 Truth movement has been co-opted by the rabid Right.
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 27, 2013
Sheryl Sandberg & #FBRape: A Case Study in the Failure of Corporate Feminism to Combat Misogyny 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 (14 Articles, 22632 views), Feminism (33 Articles, 47058 views)
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 19, 2010
Tiger Woods Makes a Fool of Brit Hume Today Tiger Woods put the lie to Brit Hume's infantile attack on his religion.
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 3, 2013
No Such Thing as a Board Certified Feminist 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 (33 Articles, 47058 views)
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(51 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Three of the Most Illogical Post-Newtown Arguments The madness of Newtown has, sadly, inspired more madness.
(27 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 29, 2013
Terrorism, Islam and What The Christian Right Needs to Know About Judaism The Boston bombing has brought back a familiar RW argument: that "those Muslims" and "us Christians" are very different. That argument is deconstructed here.
From flickr.com: Donald Trump's Southern Strategy, From Images
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Former Sen. Danforth Destroys His Own Credibility on Trump and Republicans After confronting his fellow Republicans in the Washington Post for their uneasy embrace of Donald J. Trump, former senator John C. Danforth destroys his own credibility in his interview on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell. In so doing, he loses his moral authority on the matter.
Mary Cassatt Painting: .Baby John Being Nursed., From ImagesAttr
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 12, 2013
Mother's Day Thoughts on Breastfeeding Tweets & Veganism On Mother's Day, a salute to the life-changing experience of breastfeeding, its relationship to veganism, & associated controversies on twitter.
Disappearing Woman, From ImagesAttr
(25 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Beyond Todd Akin: Framing Women as NonHuman or Invisible 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 (33 Articles, 47058 views)
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 18, 2017
MSNBC, Racism and Misogyny Aren't RW "Identity Politics!" For the second time, with a second host, MSNBC has inexplicably allowed the irresponsible equation of Trump's brand of tribalism with so-called "identity politics on the left." Why these otherwise admirable hosts remained silent in both cases, is a mystery.
(63 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 29, 2010
Women of the Tea Party Tea Party women's arguments for less government, adds to the burden on other women.
Series: Feminism (33 Articles, 47058 views)
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Who Else the Cheney's Threw Under the Bus The Cheney rift - real or manufactured - barely scratches the surface of the hypocrisy and moral bankruptcy behind the history behind it.
English: American broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite (b. 1916) on television d, From ImagesAttr
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Three Most Popular False Post-Debate Memes The MSM have magnified Romney's win by doing what comes naturally: relying on stereotypes of conventional wisdom, rather than fact-based analysis.
Tea Party Sign, From ImagesAttr
(26 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 19, 2015
Fox News: Domestic Terrorist Just Another Liberal Fox News, as well as at least two Republicans, have tried mightily to turn an obvious act of racist terrorism into some kind of anti-Christian liberalism - simply because the recent murders in Charleston, SC took place in a church. In doing so, these Religious Right apologists blame all civil libertarians for this attack.
Jeff Sessions, From FlickrPhotos
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Sessions on Wrong Side of History Amidst Opioid Epidemic While the sirens are sounding on the escalation of the opioid epidemic, Sessions' approach is counterproductive. Adhering to the racist underpinning of the Drug War, he gets in the way of a possible solution: medical cannabis.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Hiding Behind Children The image of Russian orphans is used by both the Trump and Putin camps to obscure the effort to repeal a Human Rights law. It is not the first time Trump et al, have hidden behind children, and revealed their own hypocrisy.
Hillary Clinton Asks State Department to Release Emails Video ..., From GoogleImages
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Comey's Revelations Demand Urgent Action by DNC Superdelegates FBI Director Comey's statement on Hillary Clinton's email use - while not rising to the level of indictment - can only be seen as politically devastating. Between the end of the primaries and today, the standard argument from Hillary supporters to critics of her, has been to stifle that criticism in fear of a Trump win. With this report, it is HRC's carelessness that is the threat to Democrats in 2016.
(49 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 5, 2012
What's Worse Than Being Called the "S" Word?: Why Rush's "Apology" Added Insult to Injury Rush's "apology" underscored the attitude that women's pain and disease are not even worth hearing, much less treating.
Series: Feminism (33 Articles, 47058 views)
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 29, 2009
Mark Sanford: What a Prince! Peggy Noonan and Kathleen Parker exlain the misunderstood nobility of Gov Mark Sanford.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tea Party Subtext Beyond their inaccuracies, Tea Party speakers Palin and Farah betray their hidden agendas.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 23, 2014
Outrage Erupts Over Proposed Prostitution Policy by UK Amnesty Int'l 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.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 16, 2009
Chris Matthew's Ironic Sexism In making a sexist joke, Chris Matthews highlights the argument of radical feminists.
Series: Feminism (33 Articles, 47058 views)
Forced-Birthers, From FlickrPhotos
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 12, 2019
The #SexStrike and What Rapists & Anti-Choicers Have in Common While an appealing response to draconian anti-choice laws that endanger women's lives, the idea of a sex strike glosses over the real life and death consequences of forcing women to give birth against their will. It also fails to fully confront the hypocrisy of "Pro-Life."
Mary Cassatt Painting: .Baby John Being Nursed., From ImagesAttr
(27 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 29, 2013
Why Do Women Judge Themselves and Each Other for Failing at the Impossible? The reigniting of the mommy wars keeps women questioning themselves and each other, obscuring larger questions.
Series: Women's Unpaid Work (14 Articles, 22632 views), Feminism (33 Articles, 47058 views)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 10, 2009
Pornography: Free Speech or Stylized Abuse? 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 (33 Articles, 47058 views)
President Trump Clarifies His Remarks, From FlickrPhotos
(28 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 18, 2019
This Jew Accepted Omar's Apology. Where's Trump's? Trump's cynical attempt to hide his bigotry and white supremacy behind a veil of pro-Israel gestures, will not work with American Jews. Besides being insulting, it obscures Trump's own anti-Semitism, and his triggering of Holocaust memories with his deliberate cruelty.
Cannabis sativa, From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 13, 2015
Cannabis Dreams and the Sixteen Year Diagnosis The diagnosis of multiple sclerosis is a very difficult one to make, and can be life-changing to hear. Getting this diagnosis at a time when the benefits of medical cannabis are becoming better known, and laws are changing, is both a blessing and a curse. This article chronicles one personal story, alongside the national realization - helped along by Dr. Sanjay Gupta - that we may have been misled about a powerful plant.
Bill Maher by David Shankbone., From WikimediaPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 16, 2019
White Men and Identity Politics: Bill Maher Edition The charge of "identity politics" against the 2020 Democratic field of presidential hopefuls - an apparent obsession of comedian Bill Maher - is the real identity politics.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 15, 2011
Wifely Submission 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 (33 Articles, 47058 views)
Duggars on Fox, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 4, 2015
Deconstructing the Fox Duggar Interview The cringe-worthy interview by Fox's Megyn Kelly of the Duggar parents, was about as softball as it gets. They skirted the most pressing legal issues, and further muddied the waters by contradicting media reports on key points. In the end, their hypocrisy went unchecked, unsurprisingly.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 12, 2009
The Depressing Tabloid Coverage of Michael Jackson's Death A depressing, lost opportunity.
Where Has the KGB Gone?, From GoogleImages
(25 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 11, 2016
A Conservative Argument for Reversing this Electoral Travesty There is a campaign to urge the electors of the Electoral College - who meet December 19th - to vote for the winner of the popular vote in this election. In addition to being more democratic, such a move is urgent in the particular case of this "winner." While liberals decry his racism and hatred, perhaps an even stronger argument can be made by conservatives for his threats to national security. I urge them to join.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 19, 2013
Post-Zimmerman: How Prejudice Works 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.
Donald Trump in Reno, Nevada, From FlickrPhotos
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 6, 2016
Trump, The GOP, and Rape Candidate Trump moves seamlessly from accusing Mexican immigrants in general of being rapists, to shrugging off his coveted endorsement by an actual convicted rapist. Regardless of the merit of Mike Tyson's conviction, in both cases, Trump follows a GOP tradition of using rape as a tool of patriarchy and white privilege, without actually being concerned about the crime of rape.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Tea Party Rage and the Shutdown as Projected Dependency 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 (14 Articles, 22632 views)
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 17, 2009
Let Rachel Maddow Talk! (On Meet the Press) 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 (33 Articles, 47058 views)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Why Do Other Pundits Skip Maddow's Reporting on Newt's Alleged Scams? Rachel Maddow appears to be alone among pundits, in reporting on Gingrich's alleged scam operations. Why?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Don't Blame Veganism for Child Neglect A tragically misguided couple was found guilty of leading to the death of their six-week-old infant, by failing to feed him enough. The judge blamed their veganism. The judge is misinformed.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 12, 2011
Over the Body of a Woman 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 (33 Articles, 47058 views)
(37 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Separating Bashir and Palin Taking issue with liberal criticism of MSNBC in the wake of the uproar of Martin Bashir's over the top tirade against Sarah Palin.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 19, 2014
Hey, GOP: Want More SAHM's? Return to Liberal Economic Policies! 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!
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The Privilege of Religious Majorities: Pivoting on Piety 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.
Image from Twitter User Birdeelady, From ImagesAttr
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Why Trump is the Perfect Vehicle for Today's GOP Trump has been called a clown, a populist, a misogynist and a racist; yet the mainstream media still scratches their heads over his rising popularity among the Republican electorate. Here I argue that it is the delegation of undocumented immigrants and women as resources rather than people, that makes Trump the perfect spokesman for the Right at this time in history.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Right Wing Meme Infecting Professed Liberals As the right wing frenzy spreads through the Tea Party and beyond, even liberals are unthinkingly parroting its falsehoods.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Rick Santorum's Bizarre Abortion Theory Rick Santorum seems to be trying to outdo his "man-on-dog" reputation with a new theory on abortion and Social Security.
Series: Feminism (33 Articles, 47058 views)
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 12, 2012
Hilary Rosen & The Mommy Wars in Campaign 2012 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 (14 Articles, 22632 views), Feminism (33 Articles, 47058 views)
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 2, 2012
Feminists "Shocked" into Defense? 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 (14 Articles, 22632 views), Feminism (33 Articles, 47058 views)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 2, 2010
The Double Victimhood of Deaf Boys The victimhood of the deaf boys in the Church sex abuse scandal, was increased by their disability.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 28, 2010
The Tea Party and the Other Temptation The Tea Party Republicans' obsession with sexual "temptation," belies their willingness to give in to another, more harmful, temptation.
provided by the National Photo Company [Public domain], via Wiki Commons, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 8, 2013
On International Women's Day 2013: Money Can't Buy Us Love 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 (14 Articles, 22632 views), Feminism (33 Articles, 47058 views)
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Anti-Muslim Hysteria Fueled by Rejection of Critical Thinking as "Elitist" 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.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Glossing Over Distinctions in Catholic Birth Control Debate Religious Liberty must be balanced against establishment, and hospitals and universities should be distinguished from pervasively sectarian organizations.
Series: Feminism (33 Articles, 47058 views)
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 29, 2011
A Blinding Ignorance Behind an Ugly Hatred Ridiculous attacks on Michelle Obama's healthy food efforts ignore the real restrictions on our food choices.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 12, 2010
Cultural Assumptions Embedded in Clinton Health Coverage Chris Matthews coverage of President Clinton's latest health issues, says much about our culture and habits.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 12, 2007
T. Colin Campbell: Swimming Upstream to Inform the Public T. Colin Campbell has risked his reputation to bring groundbreaking research on diet and disease to the public.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Bridge, Bear Stearns & Breast-Feeding The outrages of the current crisis provide an opportunity to question what's worth paying for.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 21, 2012
The Debate over the Economy & Women, & Why Dems are Losing Both The GOP wants to turn the War on Women, & the debate over the economy, into a morality play.
Series: Women's Unpaid Work (14 Articles, 22632 views), Feminism (33 Articles, 47058 views)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 28, 2011
Trump's McCarthyism Trump's message may be one of race-baiting, but his tactics are those of McCarthyism.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 25, 2014
What Constitutes Coerced Participation? 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.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 8, 2009
Call Her secretary Rice Dr. Rice diminishes her power to shirk responsibility.
Series: Feminism (33 Articles, 47058 views)
METOO | Prentsa Aldundia | Flickr1024 ├-- 469 - 106k - jpg, From GoogleImages
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 27, 2018
Nothing Has Changed Since Anita Hill The Kavanaugh hearings are riveting, not the least because of the shared experience of so many women, Dr. Ford brings out into the open. Sadly, the response here to #MeToo seems as cruel as the laugher that has haunted Ford all these years.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 4, 2010
Dershowitz Revisited: Drawing the Line in Israel Criticisms Revisiting a useful guide for assessing the legitimacy of criticisms against Israel.
Bernie Sanders at ISU - 1/25/2016, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 29, 2016
Bernie's Inequality Message for Trump Voters While Trump is trying to bring Sanders voters into his camp, it is Sanders who has the greater argument for Trump voters to join him. Unfortunately, Trump's appeals to "aggrieved entitlement" are easier to grasp in our post-Fox-News environment, than are Sanders' economic arguments.
Suffrage parade, New York City, May 6, 1912, From ImagesAttr
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 27, 2012
What Can We Learn from the Trauma of Campaign 2012's War on Women? Can we avoid the fiasco of the GOP's obsession with controlling women's bodies next time around?
Series: Women's Unpaid Work (14 Articles, 22632 views), Feminism (33 Articles, 47058 views)
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 14, 2009
Sarah Palin on Rape Palin should address her own record on rape before attacking David Letterman
Series: Feminism (33 Articles, 47058 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 4, 2012
The Denver Debate Proved that "Women" and "People" are Different Categories in Campaign 2012 It's easy to ignore women, when the unspoken "generic" person is male.
Series: Women's Unpaid Work (14 Articles, 22632 views), Feminism (33 Articles, 47058 views)
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 20, 2012
How Does RW Decide What's Private? Is there any logic underlying Newt's righteous indignation at John King's "open marriage" question?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 30, 2009
Politicizing the Experience of Having a Special Needs Family Member 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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 21, 2007
Blaming the Victim The Right's blaming of the Virginia Tech victims for their own deaths is, of course, despicable. But it also belies a self-protective mechanism, and a dysfunctional worldview.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Naomi Klein Helping Me UnLearn What I Learned in Business School Naomi Klein, in "The Shock Doctrine," makes me see how - while in business school - I got carried away with elegant theories that masked the pain they caused.
My dad, Prof. George H. Fried, Ph.D., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 22, 2013
Remembering JFK, MLK, and My Dad This is a doubly sad day, but also a day to remember what MHP likes to quote her dad as saying: "The struggle continues."
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 21, 2013
The SOTU, and the Politics of Invisible Labor 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 (14 Articles, 22632 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 21, 2011
Answering Santorum: We Can Agree that Women are Human Santorum's ironic analogy of abortion to slavery, glosses over women's personhood.
Series: Feminism (33 Articles, 47058 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 29, 2009
Beyond the "Mommy Party" It's time to counter the conventional wisdom about the "Mommy Party" and national security.
Series: Feminism (33 Articles, 47058 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 28, 2009
Blaming the Victims with ACORN and Prostitution As with real life prostitution, the Defund ACORN Act serves to shun the "tainted," rather than help the true victims of prostitution.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Palin's New Clothes The media has discussed Palin's future, and her hypocritical false claims. My problem is that she seems divorced from reality.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 3, 2008
The Myth of "Superior Executive Experience" Deconstructing the false dichotomy between "executive" and legislative experience.
(29 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 14, 2008
Republican Rage Republican free-floating rage is reinforced by self-defeating neo-con policies.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The "Mommy Dividend" Not wasting the opportunity that Hilary Rosen has created.
Series: Women's Unpaid Work (14 Articles, 22632 views), Feminism (33 Articles, 47058 views)
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 10, 2011
After the Ransom After the ransom has been paid & the spin on the debt debacle as deceptive as ever, what now?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 13, 2007
Corporate Media Enables Right Wing Distortion of "Religious Liberty" The corporate media is making it easier for the Republican Religious Right base to pass extreme views off as mainstream. The media stars display their own ignorance in the process.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 20, 2008
Pot, Meet Kettle The instances of freudian projection in the McCain campaign are almost too numerous to count.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 9, 2008
Is Dissecting Poll Data a Waste of Time ? In the age of caging and voting machine hackery, is all the agonizing over polling data, energy misplaced?
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 6, 2007
DC Deserves a Variety of Progressive Talk The DC market for progressive talk radio is being underserved.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Liberals and the "W" Word The implications of hurling terms "whore" and "street walker."
Series: Feminism (33 Articles, 47058 views)
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 20, 2009
Sotomayor Hearings and the Truth About Bias Republicans' absurd sudden concern with bias in the case of the first Latina Supreme Court nominee, is based on a misunderstanding of the meaning of bias.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 7, 2006
A Stop to Escalating Commitment Republicans are left, at the close of campaign 2006, with the charge that Democrats want to "give up" and "lose" in Iraq. They haven't learned from administrative scientists, or from Vietnam, that throwing good money after bad is not a rational strategy.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 7, 2008
BOOK REVIEW: Outright Barbarous: How the Violent Language of the Right Poisons American Democracy, by Jeffrey Feldman Review of Jeffrey Feldman's latest book.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Unspoken Consequences of Bunning's Obstruction Bunning's obstruction has ripple effects on women and religious minorities.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Regret for Rewards Earned If stay-at-home moms come to regret their unpaid labor, perhaps they should demand change, rather than blame themselves.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 17, 2007
Republican Candidates' Pro-Torture Glee Arguments against most Republican presidential candidates' adolescent view of torture.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Resisting the Forces for War over Health The forces for supporting war over health go deeper than even the Military Industrial Complex.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Bush's Scary Pre-Halloween Speech Liar-In-Chief Bush continues to distort reality and offer juvenile oversimplifications of hard truths with outrageous statements in his 'policy of fear' campaign.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Obama's Speech on Race Obama's speech on race calls us to a higher level of discourse. Can we - and the MSM - meet him there?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Condescending to Parents Over the HPV Vaccine The "promiscuity" argument against the HPV Vaccine claims to promote parental control. In reality, it doesn't give parents enough credit.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 28, 2007
Why Ann Coulter Fascinates (and Disagreeing with Rob) I disagree with Rob Kall's defense of Ann Coulter - and offer my own theory of her notoriety.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 3, 2007
BOOK REVIEW: Greg Palast's Armed Madhouse, new edition Review of Greg Palast's latest book.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 25, 2007
Obama's Challenge: Navigating the Religious Rhetoric Minefield Barack Obama tries to claim religion back from the Right, without offending civil libertarians.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 7, 2008
If Hillary Makes History, Will it Matter? What does it mean to have the first woman president?
Series: Feminism (33 Articles, 47058 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 18, 2007
Cheney a Master of "Framing" Dick Cheney uses multiple levels of the "framing" that George Lakoff made famous during the last presidential election to distort the debate on Iraq.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Libby and the Flirtation Deflection Republicans deflect serious discussions of Republican corruption with blushing, giggling, females.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Reporting on Senator Biden at the Center for American Progress Reporting from Sen. Biden's recent talk at the Center for American Progress
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Obama is no Cult Leader Those who accuse Obama of leading a cult following need to consider what a cult really is.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 8, 2007
Hillary and Gender, One More Time The gender dynamics for Hillary are different in the primary campaign, than they were with Rick Lazio as her opponent.
Series: Feminism (33 Articles, 47058 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 31, 2007
George Will's Helpful Explanation of Conservative Virtue George Will helpfully explains the difference between social conservatives and everybody else. You see, it's just that we progressives don't care about virtue.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Hillary's Hypocrisy Hillary's Starting to Scare Me
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 22, 2007
Improvising Enemies Attacks on Barack Obama's faith have implications far beyond Election 2008
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 2, 2008
MSM's Confusion on Security Gives McCain a Pass The mainstream media persists in confusing matters of defense with matters of security; military experience with civilian leadership. That confusion works in McCain's favor.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 20, 2007
The Sexual Politics of the Plame Affair The real message of the outing of Valerie Plame to discredit her husband, is not about nepotism. It is about impugning Joe Wilson's masculinity.
Series: Feminism (33 Articles, 47058 views)
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 28, 2007
In the Shadow of Greatness A speechwriting class, and the opportunity to hear Obama live, leave me standing in the shadow of great talent.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 28, 2007
The Mindless Mainstream Media Why won't the corporate media examine such tossed-about phrases as "the enemy" and "terror suspects?"
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Cheney's Pelosi Ploy The Escalation mindset continues with Cheney's attack on Pelosi.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 1, 2008
The Real Feel-Good Party Republicans would rather live in a fantasy world of saving face, than deal with the real issues.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 21, 2006
Fighting the Enemies of Liberty - and "Dangerous" Questions While "fighting the enemies of liberty,"
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Plea to Barack Obama Not to Pre-emptively Swift-Boat Himself By apologizing for his "wasted" comment, Barack Obama is internalizing Bush & Co. "Reality On Its Head" rhetoric, and pre-emptively swift-boating himself in the process.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 15, 2007
Pace's Defender More Outrageous than Pace Duncan Hunter's defense of Peter Pace was more outrageous than Pace's statements on homosexuality.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 6, 2007
One Nation, Without Irony Romney is happy to accept America's tolerance, without extending his own.

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