Joe Palermo: These latest lines of attack — Trump criticizing Hillary Clinton for belonging to the female gender and Cruz turning to Fiorina as the anti-Hillary — not only expose Trump’s misogyny and Cruz’s cynicism, but the underlying Republican attitude toward women in politics generally.
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Steve Hochstadt: In the years after Gibb’s first Boston marathon, the idea that women could do it, too, whatever it was, bubbled through American society. It took a movement to crash through the walls authorities had built around women.
Laurie Agard: Despite corporate media roadblocks, the “revolution” has already happened. Well over one-forth of our country’s eligible voting population are unmarried females.
Sharon Kyle: I am all of those things I mentioned—a law professor, a publisher, a progressive, an Africa American—but somehow, when I think of my activism, I tend to overlook the core of what I am—a woman. Or as Sojourner Truth so eloquently put it, “Aint I a Woman”?
Caroline Heldman: It was clear to me and my partner that the salesperson couldn’t possibly conceive of a petite, blonde-haired woman purchasing a muscle car, so it wasn’t worth his time to move seven cars to get to the Challenger. His loss.
Sikivu Hutchinson: The Christian soldiers, fascists and terrorists of the American right have doubled down with hundreds of new restrictions on birth control, abortion and clinic access.
Terence Fitzgerald: The fact that millions of international and national adult women and children (males and females) are exploited, sold, kidnapped, raped, manipulated, at times branded like cattle, beaten, and emotionally scarred should be enough for us to be pursue vigilant activities toward eradicating the trade.
Steve Hochstadt: Some men want to physically engage every woman they see who fits their image of sexy. They interrupt everything, get too close, use their hands, and won’t take “no” for an answer.
Laura Finley: A new school year has started or is about to start and once again public schools across the U.S. are clamoring to control girls’ bodies. The offender this time: my alma mater in Midwest Michigan.
Natalie Davis: The wingnut-orchestrated destruction of the late, lamented grassroots community service nonprofit ACORN is happening again—and progressives must stand against it.
View image | gettyimages.com new study that reports “epidemic levels” of sexual assault among college freshman at one school on the East Coast adds to the complex debate over how exactly to quantify the campus rape crisis. Led by Dr. Kate Carey, who’s a professor at the Brown University School of Public Health, researchers surveyed […]
Sikivu Hutchinson: When white women and women of color continue to receive a barrage of social messages and cues that they are not fit to be scientists, tech specialists, and engineers, their tendency to “choose” non-STEM disciplines and careers becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Melissa Goodman and Ariela Migdal: In 2014, women were only 7 percent of directors on the top 250 grossing films. This number is 2 percentage points lower than it was in 1998.