Tag: sexism

Bernie’s Mistake

Bernie Sanders isn’t alone in wondering if a woman can be elected president of the United States. I’ve wondered the same thing. I’ve said the same thing: I don’t think a woman can be elected president. I think Hillary Clinton’s loss had an enormous… Continue Reading “Bernie’s Mistake”

Ancient Writing

The scary thing about Trump is that men like him. Tell me why men support Trump vs. Clinton, 48% to 45%. This is way more interesting to me than why women support Clinton vs. Trump, 53% to 41%. (CNN 10-24-16) But it’s the two pieces of… Continue Reading “Ancient Writing”

News Flash for Mr. Trump

Anybody who is surprised and indignant today because Donald Trump was caught on tape talking about grabbing somebody’s pussy is a queen-size fool. What did y’all think? That he was blustery and offensive in public but polite and respectful in private? That he was… Continue Reading “News Flash for Mr. Trump”

Catarina

Today in my Medical Anthropology class. we discussed a long article entitled, “A Life: Between Psychiatric Drugs and Social Abandonment,” by Joao Biehl. It is a condensation of a book of a similar name: Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment.  The article… Continue Reading “Catarina”

In This Election: Politics Is Personal

The presidential election is painful for a lot of us girls. First of all, we’re conflict averse. Oh, we understand conflict and can wield a sharp sword but it’s on the silent battlefield where we win. Articulated conflict is upsetting, especially those of us of… Continue Reading “In This Election: Politics Is Personal”

Minnie and BowWow Discuss Living Arrangements

BowWow: Did you see they bought a new rug? Minnie: Yes. I also see you scoping it out like it’s a fresh lamp chop. BowWow: That’s a crummy thing to say. I just like to be clear about my turf. Minnie: Your turf? Everything is… Continue Reading “Minnie and BowWow Discuss Living Arrangements”

Dear Woman Married to a Man Who Likes Donald Trump Because He Speaks His Mind

There are nice words for it. Some say Donald Trump’s message resonates with working class white men. Some say Donald Trump is speaking to that group’s economic woes, giving voice to their frustration, shining a light on a neglected demographic – white men who get… Continue Reading “Dear Woman Married to a Man Who Likes Donald Trump Because He Speaks His Mind”

Minnie and BowWow Go on Vacation

Minnie: It’s so sad when it rains on vacation. BowWow: Who cares? It’s just water. Minnie: Oh. That must be why you’re always crying under the bed whenever it’s going to rain. And why the mister has to crawl under the bed and fetch… Continue Reading “Minnie and BowWow Go on Vacation”

Late to the Party

Late to the party. If I leave a half hour early, that gives me more time to figure out how to be late. I walk into the classroom, five minutes early I figure. But all the students are there, turning to look at me,… Continue Reading “Late to the Party”

Five Things Young Women Should Know about Life before Roe v. Wade

Tomorrow night I am going to the campus of the small state university where, as a sophomore 47 years ago, I discovered that I was pregnant and agreed reluctantly to have an illegal and unsafe abortion, the effects of which hung on me for… Continue Reading “Five Things Young Women Should Know about Life before Roe v. Wade”

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