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Dear Alabama: You Have A White People Problem

Just look at the statistics from last night’s election in Alabama:   Election Results By Race/Sex In Alabama last night, black people — especially black women — made the right choice. White people? Not so much. Especially white men.   As I’ve mentioned before, Alabama gun-toter Roy Moore wasn’t the worst candidate purely because of[…]

Why Is Trump So Obsessed With Elizabeth Warren?

He can’t stop talking about her, even when he refuses to say her name. Like a jilted lover or bitter divorcee who works “my ex” into every conversation, Donald Trump can’t stop talking about Senator Elizabeth Warren.   Trump v. Warren At left, President Donald Trump. At right, Senator Elizabeth Warren   Yesterday, at a[…]

#ItWasMe And #MeToo

Categories: Feminism, Personal, Sexism
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Published on: 2017.10.16

I admit I was overwhelmed yesterday as I began to see a string of #MeToo posts on Facebook — from women I know, women I’m related to, and a few other women that I don’t know in real life but who have befriended me on social media. I was simultaneously proud of them for speaking[…]

When My Own Family’s Posts Are Racist, Sexist

Categories: Bigotry, Personal, Racism, Sexism
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Published on: 2017.06.26

I’ve blurred the avatar and first name because I don’t want to focus on one individual’s behavior. But I’ve left the surname visible: this was posted by a member of my extended family, someone I’ve known since childhood. I’ve been open about unfriending more than a dozen social media contacts last year (several of whom[…]

Mike Pence’s Apparent Marriage Eccentricities Are The Wrong Place To Attack

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Published on: 2017.03.31

There are enough things wrong with Mike Pence the politician that you’d think liberal-leaning media outlets could focus solely on those. Of course, I’m not against delving into politician’s personal affairs — after all, they suckle at the public teat and I want to know where all my money is going. And I’m certainly not[…]

Why We Still Need Feminism (Short Version)

Categories: Feminism, Sexism
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Published on: 2017.03.28

This is the drastically shortened, summarized version. Click here to read the full blog entry, complete with dozens of examples and source links, not to mention illustrations. By the time I came of age — in the late 1980s — the U.S. had already made plenty of progress on women’s rights, including the all-important rights[…]

Why We Still Need Feminism : Mansplainer Version

Note: This is a very long entry, with many dozens of examples and source links. While I would LOVE it if readers made it all the way through, I understand why they might not. If you want a short, summarized version, click here. In 2009, SCOTUS was composed of eight men and one woman. Ruth[…]

A Day Without Women

This is the official logo for the March 8 event. Organizers of the Women’s March are calling for a “general strike” on March 8, which they have dubbed “A Day Without A Woman”. The idea is that if enough women stay home from work that day, the rest of society will see how important women[…]

Inside The Mind Of An Evangelical Trump-Supporter

This is a page from a Donald Trump coloring book on sale for $8 at Sam’s Club in Killeen, Texas. Remember that there are people in our country who bought this intentionally and unironically. (Copyright © 2016 by Wil C. Fry.) Raised in a politically conservative religious household, I typically have a good understanding of[…]

‘Why Did They March?’ — A Question From Privilege

Screenshot from Oxford Dictionary app I’ll admit my bubble has grown thicker over the years, so I was flummoxed when I saw multiple posts over the past two days wondering why women marched — in at least 600 cities worldwide — on Jan. 21. Twenty years ago, I probably would have been asking the same[…]

When Trump Voters Deny The Racism

Killeen, Texas: a local business flies the Trump-Pence flag just underneath the U.S. flag, including the slogan “Make American Great Again” (Copyright © 2016 by Wil C. Fry.) Several times in the past few week, I’ve watched as conservatives denied the inherent racism in Donald Trump’s campaign. Here are two examples, copied and pasted from[…]

The Nonexistent Riots Of ’08 And ’12 (UPDATED)

Remember the riots in 2008 when Barack Obama was first elected? All those conservatives marching, protesting, and eventually getting out of hand and causing property damage? And then again in 2012? I’ll bet you don’t remember it, because — as far as I can tell — it never happened. That seems to be the point[…]

What’s The Big Deal About Child Marriage In Islam?

I had fully intended this morning to blog about last night’s Democratic Debate, but as I searched out news on it, I became distracted by a story in international news that doesn’t seem to be getting the attention it probably should. Headline: Pakistan Bill Aiming To Ban Child Marriages Shot Down As ‘Anti-Islamic’ And ‘Blasphemous’[…]

Human Correctness Over Aversion To Political Correctness

As previously noted, Republican candidates in Thursday’s debates seemed to compete to see who could take the wrongest stance on each issue. While a few (Paul, Fiorina, Kasich) struck me as more level-headed, Donald Trump went the other way, winning the wrongest stance contest. When Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly asked him about his previous[…]

Why I Watch Women’s Sports Instead Of ‘Sports’

Kristy Hill shoots a free throw in Bowlegs, Okla., on Jan. 21, 2006, the night she became the only athlete I’ve ever witnessed achieve the rare quadruple-double, with 24 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists, and 12 steals, in the championship game of the Bowlegs Tournament. She was 5’4″, a sophomore. (Copyright © 2006 by Wil[…]

Wife-Beaters Justified, Many Say

Categories: Sexism, Violence
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Published on: 2015.03.19

I was startled to read this story on NPR: Alarming Number Of Women Think Spousal Abuse Is Sometimes OK, and not just because it bugs me that Oklahoma’s postal abbreviation is used in place of the word “Okay”. I couldn’t find the exact wording of the survey question, even at the source site, but it[…]

Book Review: Ministry Of Disturbance (Piper, 2007)

Ministry Of Disturbance by H. Beam Piper (Copyright © 2014 by Wil C. Fry.) Full Title: Ministry Of Disturbance And Other SF Author: H. Beam Piper Year: 2007 (trade paperback) Publisher: Ægypan Press ISBN 978-1603121927 View it on Amazon Author’s Wikipedia page ◊ Summary This book is a collection of five stories, only one of[…]

5 ‘Feminist’ Myths?

Categories: Fact Check, InTheNews, Sexism
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Published on: 2014.09.02

Time — which insists on using all caps to spell its name despite not being an acronym — recently ran an opinion piece called “5 Feminist Myths That Will Not Die”, asserting: “If we’re genuinely committed to improving the circumstances of women, we need to get the facts straight.” I’ll agree with that assertion, but[…]

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