Anti-Muslim Email Masquerades as Pro-Women’s Rights

My mother is a staunch conservative. I can tolerate that. My mother also has the unfortunate habit of forwarding those pesky chain emails. I can also tolerate that, particularly when they are filled with pictures of adorable little animals. But when these two facets of my mom’s personality join forces, the result leaves me speechless. […]

U.S. Should Up Its Game On Domestic Violence

A new study released last week reaffirms concerns about the the lack of options for low-income Americans facing domestic violence. Not Enough: What TANF Offers Family Violence Victims, a joint report by Legal Momentum and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV), shows the difficulty that victims of domestic violence face in accessing government assistance through the Temporary […]

Roethlisberger Redux: Asking Why

A post on this blog last Thursday detailed recent media apologies for pro football quarterback Ben Roethlisberger after he was accused of committing sexual assault a second time. Annie Shields pointed out how various commentators didn’t so much blame the newly alleged victim as ignore her altogether. Then they focused on Roethlisberger: How and why could he get himself into this situation […]

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