No, Barack Obama's Economic Plan Is Not Discriminating Against Women

Last summer, Moe wrote a rebuttal to a Linda Hirshman OpEd that came down to "I just think that, when one is being judgmental, one should be right." This is advice that Ms. Hirshman maybe should have taken before writing her latest OpEd about how Barack Obama's proposed stimulus plan is discriminating against women. » 12/09/08 2:20pm 12/09/08 2:20pm

In The Future, Police Could Be Checking Your Uterus At State Lines

See this adorable pro-choice baby? Her right to an abortion may be seriously imperiled, says today's Washington Post » 9/29/08 9:30am 9/29/08 9:30am, in which perspicacious feminist Linda Hirshman ; in fact, if John McCain is elected, what sounds like a terrifyingly fascistic dystopian fantasy could plausibly be a reality for this wee one. Here's…

Ask Not What Bristol Palin Can Do For You, Ask What Sarah Palin Can Do…

It's been about 48 hours since Bristol Palin's pregnancy was announced, and pundits of all stripes have weighed in on the significance of a single, underage, fertile female. In the Washington Post » 9/03/08 12:00pm 9/03/08 12:00pm, columnist writes, "We are ambivalent about what to do once a girl becomes pregnant. But once that choice is made — and…

Republicans Know How To Showcase Diversity

  • The Republican National Committee has finally released its speaker line-up for the convention, which McCain spokesman Rick Davis says is designed "to showcase the 'diversity' of the Republican Party." [HuffPo]
  • Which is why the line-up is 75% male and 86% white. "Diversity." [Washington Post]
  • John McCain's doesn't…
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Many Women Prefer Stay At Home Motherhood To Soulless Cubicle Dwelling

"To be sure," writes Sandra Tsing Loh in the summer issue of the Atlantic, "attacking feminist criticism as being the extended whine of a privileged, educated upper class is as old as … well, as bell hooks's 1984 critique of [Betty] Friedan's Feminine Mystique." Loh is discussing two recent books about women and the… » 6/16/08 1:30pm 6/16/08 1:30pm

What You Get When You Pick On "Old School" Feminists' "Bedside Manner"

I wrote a rebuttal to a Linda Hirshman op-ed column for the Washington Post's website and I am, uh, pimping it on this blog because it seems to be driving donations to our beer money fund to help the women's rights activists get out of Basra and also because I wrote two things that have nothing to do with this blog… » 6/11/08 3:00pm 6/11/08 3:00pm

Discrimination Complaints By Pregnant Women Are On The Rise

In the aftermath of the Spitzer scandal, many feminists chastized Silda for opting out of her high-powered corporate law job to tend the hearth, but perhaps the blame should be placed on a system that often discriminates against pregnant women and mothers in the first place. According to an article in today's Wall… » 3/27/08 9:30am 3/27/08 9:30am