I was out driving in Chicago the other day, and as I stopped for a red light near the corner of Lawrence Avenue and Pulaski Road, I found myself idling in front of the Admiral Theater. It’s a strip club.
One can find in the media many important analyses and accounts of the way the coronavirus pandemic has exposed and exacerbated the myriad inequities plaguing U.S. society.
The most opulent among us can shelter in place and not have to worry about their next paycheck, about being evicted, about having enough food. They don’t have to choose between staying safe and risking their lives by going to work.
That this this school shooting went by without any substantive cries to address our nation’s gun culture and safety laws, especially regarding domestic abusers, is another indictment against this impervious predicament.
Donald Trump says he will "hire the best people" if he is elected president, but throughout this campaign he has consistently shown that the people he does hire are anything but the "best."
Imagine, America. This could have all been yours, all taking place in the White House instead of Sarah and Todd Palin's home in Wasilla
George Zimmerman has a history of violent behavior. Eventually he will run out of excuses and end up doing significant time behind bars.
On Friday, Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) called NASCAR out on their hypocrisy, charging that they only seem to enforce the rules when the misconduct is caught on camera. She asked the organization, "How is it that NASCAR can take action when a reporter is threatened, and not when a woman is physically assaulted?"
Everyone was willing to protect Ray Rice because he is such a valuable football player.
This is a world in which women have no right to complain about gender inequality if they don't want to get punched, but if Ray Rice had punched another man in the elevator, he would be just as guilty
The Washington Post had an epic disaster of a column today, in which they managed to blame women for violence against women "One way to end violence against women? Stop taking lovers and get married."
Some men have been suggesting Rodgers' killing of more men than women means he wasn't a misogynist. Nothing could be further from the truth.
So today, on this tragic Saturday when a very disturbed young man went on a murdering rampage against the "beautiful" women archetype he felt rejected by, I'm wondering if we can finally talk about the systemic problem of violence against women in the United States.
Prosecutors have decided not to press charges against George Zimmerman, citing a lack of cooperation from his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe.
President Obama said today while signing the Violence Against Women Act, "I promise you this - not just as your President, but as a son, as a husband, as a father - I'm going to keep at it."
It's not just the Sandy bill. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and John Boehner (R-OH) also killed legislation that would help protect 30 million American women's lives.
The murder of Candice Roberts by her ex-husband Jeremy is a reminder that far too many women die in this country from domestic violence.
It's sort of a dirty little secret that in America, an intimate partner killed approximately 33% of female murder victims and more than 600 women every day are sexually assaulted. And what about the "conservatives" who claim to oppose Islam over the way women are treated don't seem to give a good hoot what goes on here, in their own country? Here, where women are supposed to be free.
The World Health Organization just released appalling statistics on domestic violence against women. The ten country study included: Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, Japan, Peru, Namibia, Samoa, Serbia and Montenegro, Thailand and the United Republic of Tanzania. The report concludes that violence against women is widespread. Amnesty International is urging Americans to support the International Violence Against Women Act in response to these horrifying statistics.