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Molly Fisk: Let Me Call You Sweetheart

Yesterday a young man called me sweetheart and then widened his eyes and asked “Is that OK, to call you sweetheart? I call everyone I like sweetheart, even the men.” … Continue reading

June 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Liberty Hill

. Karen Collins is a grandmother and award-winning quilter with deep Texas roots. She never cared much about politics until the 2016 election. Now her retirement has a new sense … Continue reading

April 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Robert Reich: The Moral Movement Against Violence

Join the Ku Klux Klan and get 10 percent off on your next Fed Ex shipment! Okay, the National Rifle Association isn’t quite the Klan. But it’s getting closer. For … Continue reading

March 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ann Jones: The Fempire Strikes Back

#MeToo First, for the record, let me tell you my story about another of those perversely creepy Hollywood predators, a sort of cut-rate Harvey Weinstein: the screenwriter and film director … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bernice Yeung: The Women #MeToo Leaves Behind

Another day, another startling story about sexual harassment, or worse. The reality is that every day, about 50 people experience extreme sexual harassment when they are sexually assaulted or raped on the … Continue reading

December 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lindsey Royce: #MeToo

I embrace my Indian sister of the Dalit caste sentenced to gang rape, made to walk the dirt streets naked for my brother’s crime of marrying a woman of higher caste, … Continue reading

November 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: “Will we make their abuser a US senator?” Powerful new ad rebukes Moore and Trump

Democratic Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones has released a searing political ad putting names and faces to Roy Moore’s victims. . . There is seemingly no end to the horror … Continue reading

November 24, 2017 · 2 Comments

Colin Beavan: What Happens When Men Say #MeToo, Too?

As a self-identified feminist man who has survived abuse, I wonder how and if I should participate in the conversation. There was the man giving 16-year-old me a ride on … Continue reading

November 5, 2017 · 3 Comments

Audio: Leon Redbone & Zooey Deschanel — “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

Leon Redbone and Zooey Deschanel have fun covering this American classic written by Frank Loesser in 1944. Although a perennial holiday favorite, the song has become controversial in recent years. … Continue reading

December 31, 2016 · 4 Comments

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