The War on Critical Thought During the Most Dangerous Period of the 21st Century

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. …This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. --Fredrick Douglass Henry A. Giroux … Continue reading The War on Critical Thought During the Most Dangerous Period of the 21st Century

Are Pregnant Women Persons? The Assault on Women’s Subjectivity

Trump signs gag rule, harming women world-wide.

  My uncle Lars (not his real name) was troubled for much of his life.   He had three daughters by two mothers.   Well after his daughters were grown, with children of their own, he impregnated a young Mexican woman--let's call her Elena--and then had her imprisoned on charges that she was harming "his" … Continue reading Are Pregnant Women Persons? The Assault on Women’s Subjectivity

Fasting to protest the Imprisonment of Human Rights Lawyer #Nasrin Sotoudeh

That's funny.  I already wrote a blog and thought I had posted it, but for some reason it didn't go through.  So, the last post won't make any sense.  Here's what should have come first. I'm fasting today to honor Nasrin Sotoudeh, the heroic human rights lawyer imprisoned by the Iranian government for her willingness … Continue reading Fasting to protest the Imprisonment of Human Rights Lawyer #Nasrin Sotoudeh

not a happy I heart women post

And look, now, after we thought we were done, at least for a while, with that demented, logic- and syntax-challenged, gun-toting white wacko who calls herself "feminist" while training her rifle's cross-hairs on democratically elected politicians who support all women's right to sovereignty over their bodies, we're suddenly beset with a radical extremist Christian who is going around the country spreading hatred for Muslims. Have you tuned into Brigitte Gabriel yet?

Current anti-woman legislation and the rise of Christian extremism

Christian extremists have not quite taken hold of the country, but they pose an emergent, lethal threat to women, men, and children in the United States of America. They do not constitute the majority of Americans, who largely trust women to make their own decisions about their reproductive health. Nevertheless, a vocal and fiercely religious minority have gained ground in state and federal legislatures and in right-wing media conglomerates such as Fox News and Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal, which host women-haters and homophobes on a regular basis.