Reading Time: 5 minutes With Russia having formally annexed four occupied regions in Ukraine after a series of sham referendums, to strong rebuke and promises of escalating consequences from the EU and NATO, one can be forgiven for thinking this was an altogether bleak week. (The recent press of an extreme hurricane in Florida, and ongoing energy grid destabilization […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute The Supreme Court has now made it clear. Women have the same rights as farm animals. If a cow is impregnated by a bull, does she have a right to say whether she should carry the fetus to term? Of course not! The farmer who owns her, and has invested in her, providing food and […]
Reading Time: 16 minutes I really didn’t want to have to write this piece. Amid pandemic and Russia’s war in Ukraine, along with famines, the ravages of climate change, and other global conflicts, did the U.S. really need to exacerbate human trauma by introducing so much harmful legislation lately? Gosh. Even writing that, it’s hard to pin down which […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes If someone claims to see “sex differences”—apparently concrete and non-varying differences between men and women—I can be reasonably sure that they’re sexist, or that they benefit from sexism, which is basically the same thing. The whole notion of “sex difference” is somewhat outdated, along with “sex role” which we now call “gender role,” but the […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes There are stark differences in the lived realities of men and women, and sometimes, you just need to listen to learn about gender, as I discovered with my students this semester. It was nearing the end of my First Year Seminar, which of course I’d given the theme of fairy tales, on the premise that […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes This is terrible. It’s a truly awful speech. As the Daily Beast reports: A political-science professor at one of Idaho’s top universities has sparked outrage after openly calling for women to be kept out of engineering, medical school, and law so that they can instead focus on “feminine goals” such as “homemaking and having children.” […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes For a long time now, evangelicals have embraced a lie: that racism happens when individuals are sinful. Thus, racist people must accept evangelical dominance so their sin is lessened, and that will totes solve racism forever. Evangelicals up and down the ladder of power insist that nothing else will work to end racism except the solution they offer.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Wednesday the Arizona House voted to repeal Arizona’s controversial “No Promo Homo” statutes. Today the state Senate followed suit and Governor Doug Ducey (R-AZ) just announced that he has signed the bill, eliminating what amounted to a ban on teaching about homosexuality in sexual education classes across the state.
Reading Time: 3 minutes I am no real fan of Dr Who – I don’t watch it and my kids have only just watched their first episode, so I have not been forced to see it out of family duty. It is a flagship show for the BBC, and has been since its own regeneration (starting with Christopher Eccleston). With […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes This is the second part to this small series. I will repost the intro for those who have not read the first one (on standard of living). Over on another post, there are some raging threads about a number of topics from gun crime to how great America is. It is on this last topic […]