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I’ve just read–two years after everyone else–Katherine Boo’s powerful book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers. It won the 2012 National Book […]

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Poverty & powerlessness–up close and personal

I’ve just read–two years after everyone else–Katherine Boo’s powerful book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers. It won the 2012 National Book […]

“Rape is a horrific crime, and rapists are despised”…. supposedly. Hopefully, that line causes you some outrage—a little indignation. If […]

Rape culture: Defining it, acknowledging it, working to end it

“Rape is a horrific crime, and rapists are despised”…. supposedly. Hopefully, that line causes you some outrage—a little indignation. If […]

Questions related to reproductive health, and most specifically abortion, are not easy to answer. Choice is the kind of issue […]

As much as ever, in 2014 women deserve the right to choose

Questions related to reproductive health, and most specifically abortion, are not easy to answer. Choice is the kind of issue […]

  We are so close to losing our democracy to the mercenary class, it’s as if we are leaning way […]

Scientific study concludes US is an oligarchy, not a democracy

  We are so close to losing our democracy to the mercenary class, it’s as if we are leaning way […]

“Dressing up means wearing a dress,” she said. “It means you put on a dress or skirt, high heels, and […]

Dressing up: A feminist issue

“Dressing up means wearing a dress,” she said. “It means you put on a dress or skirt, high heels, and […]

Spend a little time on the Ft. Lauderdale water taxi and you’ll soon get a feel for the world of […]

Mega-yachts for the mega-rich, and the Cayman connection

Spend a little time on the Ft. Lauderdale water taxi and you’ll soon get a feel for the world of […]

In their incessant quest to find ever more creative and nasty ways to suppress the vote, Florida Republicans have come […]

Voting rights watch: Florida’s bathroom blockade

In their incessant quest to find ever more creative and nasty ways to suppress the vote, Florida Republicans have come […]

According to Huffington Post, corporations are keeping $2 trillion in profits offshore to avoid paying taxes. One of the many ways corporations […]

U.S. corporations stashing $2 trillion in profits offshore

According to Huffington Post, corporations are keeping $2 trillion in profits offshore to avoid paying taxes. One of the many ways corporations […]

It all starts with the girls. That’s the message of a video, called “It Only Takes a Girl,” produced by […]

“It only takes a girl” focuses on child marriage and the cycle of poverty

It all starts with the girls. That’s the message of a video, called “It Only Takes a Girl,” produced by […]

Starting in late March, Michigan women really  started feeling the affects of the “War on Women.” The state’s new law […]

Rape insurance abortion rider goes into effect in Michigan

Starting in late March, Michigan women really  started feeling the affects of the “War on Women.” The state’s new law […]

So often we hear about our inherent rights to what is guaranteed in the Constitution. If it’s regarding free speech, […]

Free speech and free spending vs. fair elections: A Constitutional dilemma

So often we hear about our inherent rights to what is guaranteed in the Constitution. If it’s regarding free speech, […]

Ah, Florida. You’ve got to love the originality of the place. First it comes up with the Stand Your Ground […]

Florida stands its ground against media access to Stand Your Ground cases

Ah, Florida. You’ve got to love the originality of the place. First it comes up with the Stand Your Ground […]

A 202 area code on caller ID usually means that I’m not picking up. It’s going to be political—probably a […]

Political poll: Too late at night, too early in the election cycle

A 202 area code on caller ID usually means that I’m not picking up. It’s going to be political—probably a […]

Like so many other institutions in this, our neoliberal land of opportunity, universities have become infested with rent extracting parasites. […]

Will the protests at the University of Southern Maine spark a national student movement?

Like so many other institutions in this, our neoliberal land of opportunity, universities have become infested with rent extracting parasites. […]

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