Category Archives: Feminism

‘Vote for Daddy Bernie, bitch’: the political history of Cardi B | Music | The Guardian

Today, the Daily Caller’s Stephanie Hamill attacked her for her twerking-heavy new video. In response, Cardi tweeted: “All these conservatives been harassing me and telling me the most disgusting things these past few days. Listen I’m not telling ya to turn liberal all I’m saying is to admit that your president is fuckin up this country right now!” Hamill had no response.

Source: ‘Vote for Daddy Bernie, bitch’: the political history of Cardi B | Music | The Guardian

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rejects Aaron Sorkin’s call for new Democrats to grow up | US news | The Guardian

Ocasio-Cortez, one of the most popular of that new and notably diverse cohort of Democrats, took issue with Sorkin’s characterisation of equality as a political distraction. “News Flash: Medicare for All and equal rights aren’t trends,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Sunday afternoon. Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest Democrat congresswoman, at 29, and a vocal left-wing figure in the party. “When people complain about low turnout in some demos, it’s not because communities are apathetic, it’s because they don’t see you fighting for them. If we don’t show up for people, why should you feel entitled to their vote?”

Source: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rejects Aaron Sorkin’s call for new Democrats to grow up | US news | The Guardian

Interim MSU President John Engler Says Larry Nassar’s Victims Are Having A Blast In The “Spotlight”

The Detroit Metro Times highlighted Engler’s comment today, noting that when he was governor “Engler fought hard against a lawsuit brought by dozens of female inmates who had been raped by state corrections officers. Despite Engler’s efforts, it ended in what at the time was the largest payout in state history.” The chairwoman of the MSU Board of Trustees, Dianne Byrum, distanced the board from Engler’s statement in a statement to the Chronicle of Higher Education: “His remarks were ill advised and not helpful to the healing process, survivors, or the university.” In his interview with the Detroit News last week, Engler mentioned all the work that he has done so that the hypothetical next president of the university can take over the job and look ahead. Whether or not that’s even true—MSU has repeatedly bungled its handling of the Nassar investigation and ensuing fallout—it raises the question of why Engler, who was named interim president last February and has shown himself to be unfit as the university president time and again, has been allowed to remain at the helm for nearly a year.

Source: Interim MSU President John Engler Says Larry Nassar’s Victims Are Having A Blast In The “Spotlight”

William Barr: Roe v. Wade Was ‘Wrongly Decided and Should Be Overruled’

The Justice Department finally rid itself of Jeff Sessions, but Donald Trump’s nominee to replace him, William Barr, is of course also a bad man, just of a different type. An example: Barr, who previously served as attorney general under the first Bush administration, believes that abortion should not be a constitutionally protected right.

Source: William Barr: Roe v. Wade Was ‘Wrongly Decided and Should Be Overruled’

Democratic Leadership Resist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal

On Sunday, newly-sworn in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was interviewed on 60 Minutes about something that should be, at this point, easy enough to agree on: the planet is heading toward climate disaster unless world leaders take radical, purposeful, and sustained steps to mitigate the crisis. But Anderson Cooper’s questions about Ocasio-Cortez’s vision on climate—a program called the Green New Deal that advocates hope can serve as a road map to developing the kinds of policies required to meet the problem in force—did not engage with the substance of the program and instead focused on whether or not a 70 percent tax rate on the super wealthy was politically “radical.”

Source: Democratic Leadership Resist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Talks to Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes

“I know that when the sun sets on my life, I want to be able to tell my grandchildren that we established a single-payer system, tuition for universities, and that we saved the climate for their future, because we decided to be courageous in the moment and make it happen,” she said.

Source: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Talks to Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes

The issue with Elizabeth Warren isn’t likability. It’s sexism | Moira Donegan | Opinion | The Guardian

the biggest obstacle to Warren’s candidacy will be sexism, and not only from the trumped-up mobs of rightwingers who are sure to start chanting “Lock her up” in reference to her at Trump’s next rally. Misogyny is alive and well in the Democratic party; it knows no political affiliation. Much of the sexism that Warren will face will be from Republicans, but it will also come from Democratic voters – men and a few women who are liberals, leftists and progressives. Many of these voters are people who esteem themselves to be feminists or otherwise free of bias, but who will nevertheless find themselves uncomfortable with a woman in power, unable to articulate what it is that bothers them about Elizabeth Warren – except for a vague sense that they just don’t like her.

Source: The issue with Elizabeth Warren isn’t likability. It’s sexism | Moira Donegan | Opinion | The Guardian

Rashida Tlaib: ‘We’re Gonna Impeach the Motherfucker’

On Thursday, after being sworn-in as the new representative for Michigan’s 13th district and some extremely cute dabbing from her sons, Rashida Tlaib also called for the impeachment of Donald Trump, or, in her words, “the motherfucker.”

Source: Rashida Tlaib: ‘We’re Gonna Impeach the Motherfucker’