Category Archives: Feminism

Opinion | Kirsten Gillibrand Is Right: Racism Is About White People – The New York Times

white women in the suburbs that voted for Trump and explain to them what white privilege actually is.” “When their son is walking down the street with a bag of M&Ms in his pocket, wearing a hoodie, his whiteness is what protects him” from being shot, she said, invoking Trayvon Martin. “When their child has a car that breaks down and he knocks on someone’s door for help and the door opens and the help is given, it’s his whiteness that protects him from being shot.” She also made clear that it is not the sole responsibility of candidates of color to talk about racism.

Joe Biden Op-Ed Referenced by Kirsten Gillibrand During Debate: Read

On Wednesday night, Kirsten Gillibrand got into it with Joe Biden, whose decades-long record is basically a menu of terrible shit that is very worth getting into it over. The topic was Biden’s lone opposition to expanding a childcare tax credit while in the Senate in 1981, and a companion op-ed he wrote that argued day care centers and nursing homes were somehow emblematic of people’s “desire to avoid individual responsibility.”

Source: Joe Biden Op-Ed Referenced by Kirsten Gillibrand During Debate: Read

Petula Clark: ‘Elvis angled for a threesome – he was raring to go’ | Music | The Guardian

From child star to superstar, the singer is still performing at 86. She talks about being consoled by John Lennon, her friendship with Karen Carpenter – and her close encounter with the King

Source: Petula Clark: ‘Elvis angled for a threesome – he was raring to go’ | Music | The Guardian

Jews for Ilhan: Who Will Stand Up Against the Presidential Targeting of a Congresswomen? – LA Progressive

Jews for Ihan — Rick Chertoff: Omar’s real crime was to break the taboo against criticizing the powerful Israel Lobby, comparable to the NRA in influence.

Source: Jews for Ilhan: Who Will Stand Up Against the Presidential Targeting of a Congresswomen? – LA Progressive

‘I Have a Moral Responsibility to Come Forward’: Colonel Accuses Top Military Nominee of Assault – The New York Times “GOP will support him and deny her – because that’s the way they are!”

An Army colonel described being sexually assaulted in her hotel room at a defense forum by an Air Force general who is in line to be the next vice chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Laura Muir cruises to 1500m victory at Anniversary Games | Sport | The Guardian

“It may have looked easy, but it wasn’t,” Muir said afterwards. “I didn’t realise I ran a 57-second last lap and I’m so, so happy about that. The girls are really strong and I know that my advantage is in that kick, so I just sat in there and tried to take it easy. It was all about winning today and I did that.

Source: Laura Muir cruises to 1500m victory at Anniversary Games | Sport | The Guardian

Emmy-Winning NYC News Reporter Says She Was ‘Pushed Aside Because I Am a 61-Year-Old Woman’

NY1’s Roma Torre has been working in television for 30 years, a career that’s earned her two Emmys, one just this year, but Torre says she’s currently being forced out of her job due to age and appearance.

Source: Emmy-Winning NYC News Reporter Says She Was ‘Pushed Aside Because I Am a 61-Year-Old Woman’

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY – Jane Fonda

Here’s what I believe is the best way forward: Regardless of where we come from and what our color is or how we worship, every family wants the best for themselves and their children. But today, certain politicians and their greedy lobbyists are putting all our families at risk. They rig the rules to enrich themselves and avoid paying their fair share of taxes, while they defund our schools and threaten seniors with cuts to Medicare and Social Security. Then they turn around and point the finger for our hard times at people of color and new immigrants . . . even tearing families apart and losing children. When we reject their scapegoating and come together across racial differences we can make this a nation we’re proud to leave all of our children . . . Whether we are Democrat or Republican, white, black or brown from down the street or across the globe. We need to recognize our linked fate across race and class in order to sweep away the politicians’ dog-whistling on behalf of rule and for the rich.

Source: HAPPY 4TH OF JULY – Jane Fonda

Megan Rapinoe Will Not Visit Donald Trump At The White House, She Cannot Make This Any Clearer

Megan Rapinoe does not want to go to the White House. Megan Rapinoe does not want to go to the White House if the U.S. Women’s National Team wins the World Cup, because Donald Trump is the president. She does not want to visit Donald Trump because of his record and statements on racial issues, gender issues, LGBTQ issues, immigration, sexual harassment, sexual assault—take your pick, or pick all of them: If there’s a marginalized group, the president has said or done something to degrade it, marginalize it further, or outright harm it. Megan Rapinoe disagrees with all of this, because she appears to be a decent human being, and doesn’t really want to hang out with Trump because of that. This seems pretty clear-cut.

Source: Megan Rapinoe Will Not Visit Donald Trump At The White House, She Cannot Make This Any Clearer