Category Archives: Human Rights and Freedoms

Of Nuts and Sluts; no Ifs, Ands or Buts

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) I am not ashamed to admit that, after more than a half century of close study, I don’t understand women.  This conclusion became impossible to deny after the last few weeks of unrelenting misogyny from self-identified … Continue reading

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Are You A Good Witch Or A Bad Witch?

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) This past week has had the distinct whiff of 1692 Salem about it.  Add together the Republican leadership’s firm contraception-is-bad stance, Rick Santorum’s increasingly publicized misogynistic rhetoric and the Virginia legislature’s punitive implementation of its misogyny and … Continue reading

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The Divided States of Christian America?

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) 2001 was a bad year.  For almost all of us, for the obvious reason: the 9/11 attacks.  For many of us, because of the frightened and deeply counter-patriotic legislative reaction to those attacks: the Uniting and Strengthening America … Continue reading

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The Assault Against Women

          At a time when the agenda of the radical right is being advanced with unprecedented fury, troublesome reports are arriving daily.  Today, Amanda Marcotte’s article describing how expanding “fetal rights” in state laws are seriously harming women who are trying to have babies … Continue reading

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Assault on Pregnant Women

“Woman Arrested for Thinking About Abortion? How Insane ‘Personhood’ Laws Are a Direct Assault on Pregnant Women.  Women are being assaulted by attempts to establish fetal rights.” By Amanda Marcotte, AfterNet March 15, 2011            Last month, legislators in South … Continue reading

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The Cairo-Madison Connection

by Noam Chomsky, Op-Ed, March 9, 2011: On Feb. 20, Kamal Abbas, Egyptian union leader and prominent figure in the Jan. 25 movement, sent a message to the “workers of Wisconsin”: “We stand with you as you stood with us.” … Continue reading

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