Politics

Misogyny’s Impact on Bernie and Hillary

I started this election cycle feeling the Bern. Unlike many of Bernie Sanders’ current supporters, I’ve been watching him for years. I’ve enjoyed his passion and willingness to speak his mind, cheered his unabashed socialist tendencies and loved his determination to do what is right. I was so delighted when he announced his candidacy for […]

The Answer to the $10 Question Was Bupkis

Perhaps it’s silly of me to be upset but I was practically enraged by the “lighthearted” question to the Republican candidates in the last “debate” of what woman they’d like to see on the $10 bill. This question could have been an opportunity for the candidates to prove how much they value American women and […]

On Second Thought, Interviewers Should Ask People about Feminism: A Response to Riley Holden

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My friend and colleague, Riley Holden recently wrote an article for Feminist Fever about why interviewers should not ask female celebrities if they are feminists.  Riley, as usual, made a lot of excellent points.  Nevertheless, I still believe that interviewers should ask public figures about feminism – and do it intelligently.  As long as we […]

Our Election Was Only the Beginning

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Right after I breathed a sigh of relief at the defeat of the Romney/Ryan ticket, I feverishly searched for the election results from Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Missouri. I was utterly delighted to see that Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Duckworth and Claire McCaskill won their highly contested Senate races. Several other female candidates won their races as […]