Tag Archives: sexism

Looking at what happened in Portland, and the President’s response, I’m afraid that things are going to get a whole lot worse

Yesterday, several white nationalist groups descended on Portland, Oregon. The idea, it would seem, was for these heroic specimens of Arian perfection to bait the anti-fascist counter-protestors who had gathered in response into some kind of violent confrontation, in hopes that right-wing “journalists” like Andy Ngo might be able to get a few photos of […]

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Alabama shows us the Republican endgame for women’s health policy

Republicans, in an attempt to see Roe v. Wade rolled back, have been aggressively working within state legislatures to pass restrictive anti-abortion laws that they know will be challenged in the courts, with the hope being that one of these cases might make its way all the way up to the Supreme Court, where the […]

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Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves

Today, the first day of the 116th Congress, is noteworthy not just because Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have taken back control of the House, where they’re already talking about things like addressing climate change, protecting those with preexisting conditions, and rebuilding the working class, but because a record number of Representatives in this year’s […]

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What kind of man stands in front of thousands and mocks a sexual assault survivor? And, more importantly, what kind of country allows it to happen?

Two days ago he said that Dr. Blasey Ford was "credible." What changed? pic.twitter.com/tNrzuEG1bu — Mark Maynard (@MarkAMaynard) October 3, 2018 Clearly Donald Trump has made a decision to go on the offensive. It’s disgusting, but it doesn’t surprise me. I’m just curious as to why he’s decided to change direction now, after several days […]

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School shootings, the delay-and-do-nothing right, and those who blame women for “the destabilization of the sexual marketplace”

I’d wanted to write about something else entirely tonight, but then I stumbled across the above tweet, and it sent me tumbling through the looking glass, into a pitch-black world of toxic masculinity and weaponized insecurity, where women, having been debased to the point of no longer being considered human, are seen merely as instruments […]

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