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Feminist does not mean “strong woman”

Since Sarah Palin redefined the word “feminist” to include women who actively work against women’s rights, female Republican candidates in the upcoming primaries have been rallying behind the cause and riding the wave of faux-feminist populism to hopeful victories. In California in particular, two conservative women who have reached that apex of self-determination afforded by […]

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Tiptoeing around Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas’ comments about European Jews in Israel/Palestine leaving and returning to Poland or Germany reflects an unfeasible view of the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It has also been argued that those comments are anti-Semitic, and I can see that. However, I think the general underlying point that she has continued to make over […]

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Feminism is for everybody, right?

In the article about Sarah Palin targeting female Democratic candidates for defeat in the November elections, Palin describes herself as a feminist. I have mixed feelings about this, of course. On the one hand, it’s great to see a woman comfortable with the word feminist. On the other, it’s Sarah fucking Palin and I’ve long […]

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