Sikivu Hutchinson: By comparing the decisions of individual women concerning the well being and sustainability of their families with the Nazis’ systematic and coercive project of racial purity, the pope tips his hand as to how highly he regards women as moral agents.
Sexism or gender discrimination may stem from the belief that a person of one sex is intrinsically superior to a person of the other. The articles in this category focus primarily on discrimination in employment but may contain pieces on discrimination in lending, housing and other vital areas of life.
Steve Hochstadt: This amendment to the US Constitution was just approved by the Illinois legislature. The Senate approved the measure 43-12. Then the House approved 72-45, making Illinois the 37th state to ratify the ERA.
Laura Finley: Almost always, the shooters are white males who have issues with females, be it rejections or overtly abusive relationships. The red flag, then, was his persistent and increasingly angry pursuit of a young lady despite her lack of interest.
other’s Day falls on May 13th this year. As the holiday is getting closer, we decided to take a closer look at the history of this Hallmark holiday and any existing links between feminism and motherhood. The holiday became official in 1914, and the woman behind the holiday spent much of her life fighting against […]
Tom Hall: Winnie Mandela just didn’t have the gentility of Barbara Bush. She didn’t keep herself at home, away from controversy. She didn’t always say the politick thing.
Kate Harveston: Let’s be totally real for a moment — if the roles were reversed here, we would be up in arms about this kiss (way more than we already are), and the male judge in question might even be facing sexual harassment charges.
In this case, the lack of consent for an intimate moment is being trivialized because it was a male on the receiving end.
Kate Harveston: Many Americans are confident in the belief that the U.S. holds a place of moral leadership in the world today. But have we actually earned it?
Laura Finley: As is so often the case, this school shooter had been abusive to his former girlfriend and to his mother, a huge red flag that more violence is to come.
Rosemary Jenkins: When women today are fighting to be treated as equals; as independent, strong-minded, decisive people, as individuals who can think quickly and be prepared to resolve issues–how can they turn around and claim weakness and inability to act?
Rob Okun: The mainstream media’s coverage of individual stories of fallen men is a cop-out. If they want to get to the root of the problem they have to examine why men feel entitled to abuse women.
Tom Hall: What good will it do to end discrimination against women if we ignore climate change and environmental destruction, and all the elderly widows in Florida find that rising sea levels have put their state underwater?
Laura Finley: What if in addition to being committed to speak up as persons who have been victimized, we also committed to speak up when we see or hear troublesome comments or behavior? Some of us do this, others need to start doing it.