From the interview: "Our country might have been better off if it was still just men voting. There is nothing worse than a bunch of mean, hateful women. They are diabolical in how than can skewer a person. I do not see that in men. The whole time I worked, I'd much rather have a male boss than a female boss. Double-minded, you never can trust them." Janis Lane, President of the Mississippi Tea Party
Yet another lawsuit has been filed by an organization looking to deny its female employees access to healthcare, except this time it isn't a Catholic church, school, or charity— it's Hobby Lobby, a popular arts & crafts retail chain.
Excerpt: "Journalists ask me about Islam’s “crisis” as though it’s a private demon with whom I must personally wrestle every day; meanwhile, my whiteness remains untouched and unchallenged by the decade of hate crimes that have followed 9/11. Journalists don’t often ask whether “white tradition” can be reconciled to modern ideals of equality and pluralism, or whether the “straight male community” is capable of living peacefully in America. When it comes to my participation in America, my whiteness and maleness are far more likely than my Islam to wound others, and thus perhaps more urgently in need of “reform” or “enlightenment” or whatever you say that Islam needs."
Interesting read, by a white, heterosexual, Muslim, male on American thought and on the "Muslim rage."
“Is $100,000 middle income?” Stephanopoulos asked.
“No, middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less,” Romney responded.
His campaign later clarified that Romney was referencing household income, not individual income.
The Census Bureau reported this week that the median household income — the midpoint for the nation — is just over $50,000.
Amazingly, this is not from The Onion.
"That a country that once took whiteness as the foundation of citizenship would elect a black president is a victory. But to view this victory as racism’s defeat is to forget the precise terms on which it was secured, and to ignore the quaking ground beneath Obama’s feet." A long read, but a good one on the Obama presidency and why we aren't a post-racial society.
Obama talks some sense: rape is rape, and Akin's remarks show why male politicians shouldn't make healthcare choices for women.
Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican nominee for Senate in Missouri who is running against Sen. Claire McCaskill, justified his opposition to abortion rights even in case of rape with a claim that victims of “legitimate rape” have unnamed biological defenses that prevent pregnancy.
“First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV in an interview posted Sunday. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
The linked article is about how a Belgian film maker's documentary on her experience with harassment has set off discussion throughout Europe.
After Brussels, which will have a 250 euro fine for these offences starting in September, Amsterdam is now also considering implementing a fine for cat-calling/verbal sexual harassment. Thoughts?
While I don't think many fines will ever be given, I like that these municipalities are taking a stand, rather than ignoring the problem.
And I worry how many of my friends will oppose this because they think it's the women's fault for dressing too feminine or being too sensitive.