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#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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

ITN: Romney-Rosen Argument Misses The Point

Categories: InTheNews, Politics
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Published on: 2012.04.14

In the News: Republicans, Democrats, and media are all in a tizzy about Hilary Rosen’s remarks about Ann Romney. Short summary of events: 1) Polls showed presidential candidate Mitt Romney extremely unpopular among women. 2) Romney said his wife Ann is his advisor on women’s issues. 3) Democratic consultant Hilary Rosen said Ann “has actually[…]

May 28, 2001: Thoughts on Life: Men v. Women

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Published on: 2001.05.28

I can’t believe that people are still making money off the revelation that men and women are different. Authors write books with titles like “Men are from Mars; Women are from Venus”, and people stand around gawking and shelling out cash. “That’s so profound”, the people say. “We never knew that men and women had[…]

TOL: What Women Want

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Published on: 2001.02.11

Thoughts on Life, copied from my “Darker Blue Notebook” Upon viewing the motion picture “What Women Want”, in which Mel Gibson’s character has the ability to read women’s minds, I began to think. What DO women want? For different time periods, perhaps, the answer is different, generally speaking. At one time, it was generally assumed[…]

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