BLOGS


  • To The Women Of The View: Don’t Normalize Tomi Lahren function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video;a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); To the Ladies of The View, I love yinz. As a kid growing up in Western Pennsylvania, my early exposure to cross-the-aisle political debate was watching Meet the Press with my Dad, and The View with my mom. I loved my sick days in high school watching Elisabeth and Joy ...
  • Who You Should Love After Loss It’s lonely. In fact, lonely is not a strong enough word to grasp the depth of aloneness that becomes your life after loss. You are desperately and hopelessly alone regardless of how many people surround you, love you, care about you. You can be in the center of a room that is filled with family, ...
  • How Stepmoms Can Cope With ‘Biological Jealousy’ You’re not their “real” mom. As a stepmother, you know this. In fact, it’s painfully clear more often than not. No matter how many times you’ve made a pact with yourself to “let it go,” you keep coming back for more. You keep coming back because you made a commitment to this child or children who call ...
  • Gorsuch’s Views On Women Disqualify Him For A Seat On The Supreme Court On January 21, 2017, over four million people marched in more than 600 U.S. cities and over 80 countries across the world to express growing alarm over the persistent inequality and increased hostility faced by women. The Women’s March, in some ways, was a direct response to the election of Donald Trump, a man who ...
  • Girls, Entitlement, and Criticizing Lena Dunham By Phoebe Maltz Bovy PRIVILEGE-CENTRIC ARTS CRITICISM began to take off around the same time as online social-justice YPIS (Your Privilege is Showing). The two phenomena act in synergy with cultural production itself, which now must preemptively deflect these accusations. Privilege checks have been appearing for a while in A. O. Scott’s movie reviews. In 2010, ...
  • Why We Need Women-Only Spaces Last week I got the kind of email I’ve come to anticipate, having worked in women’s book publishing for the past 13 years. Sometimes the subject line implies the content: “Do you publish men?” Occasionally these are neutral inquiries. More often than not, the man on the other end asks me if he can change ...
  • I Made A Film About Diversity Because Nobody Else Would A while back I wrote a piece titled “Hollywood Needs More Brown Superheroes”, which was about diversity in the entertainment industry, but also about how I really wanted to be a brown superhero or Jedi. As an Indian actor, I was growing frustrated over the limited variety of roles I could audition for. The ...
  • Trump Gives Evidence Of Being An Atheist! President Trump made a great effort to attract the evangelical Christian community, and he seemed to have succeeded. But it appears that the evidence suggests that he is really an atheist. A. He showed absolutely no knowledge of the Bible. B. When he went to the National Day of Prayer all he could talk about was his ...
  • The Trump GOP Prescription For America: Don’t Get Sick function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video;a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Donald Trump still insists he’s going to Make America Great Again! Mind you, it won’t be a healthy or vigorous America ― in fact, it will be coughing and wheezing to the grave, but boy, will it be great! If you ever needed further evidence that ...
  • Resisting Our Way To The Future Halfway through the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s chaotic, scandal-plagued, reality-challenged presidency, the organic fertilizer is really hitting the fan. He has issued executive orders to undermine the Clean Water Actand roll back fuel-economy standards. Expected any day now are orders to expand federal coal leasing and dismantle the Clean Power Plan.Meanwhile, his proposed ...
  • Why Concealed Carry Is Little More Than A Gun Industry Marketing Scam If you want to check out one of the truly great internet marketing scams, take a look at the website of the Concealed Carry Association of America, an outfit started by a guy named Tim Schmidt who developed something called ‘tribal marketing’ which entices people to join (and spend money) on websites promoting the idea ...
  • Trump Is Hurting The Pentagon! (By Giving It Too Much Money) Anyone who’s been in the military knows what happens as the end of a fiscal year approaches: wild spending.  Any money that’s left in your budget must be spent, if only to justify next year’s budgetary appropriation.  Woe to any unit with leftover money!  Not only is there no incentive to economize at the Pentagon: ...
  • 8 U.S. Solo Travel Destinations You Probably Haven’t Thought Of For Glamour, by Perri Ormont Blumberg. If pushing yourself out of your comfort zone is at the top of your agenda this year, booking a solo travel experience might be a good place to start. Friends weekends and romantic getaways are great—and often very necessary—but there’s something potentially life-changing about testing your own boundaries by exploring ...
  • Being Selfish And 9 Other Things You Shouldn’t Apologize For During Sex For Glamour, by Suzannah Weiss. A lot of dumb societal baggage can make us feel ashamed of our sex lives. But the truth is anything that’s consensual and wanted and doesn’t harm anyone should be on the menu —without a side of guilt. Here are some of the things we’re tired of hearing we should feel ...
  • We Are Thinking About Populism Wrong We have to talk about the P-word. It is truly everywhere these days. And everyone is using it: men, women, I even heard some children say it. I’m talking, of course, about populism. You can’t read an article about politics these days without it. Virtually any election or referendum is set up as a struggle ...
  • News Roundup for March 20, 2017 Prepare to feel that crushing blow of daily news. 1. FBI director, James Comey, (sort of) debunked Trump’s claims of wiretapping during his testimony. Unfortunately, Trump lying isn’t too shocking of a headline at this point. More here. 2. Confirmation hearings begin for Trump’s pick for Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch. Considering how the GOP wouldn’t even allow ...
  • A Woman Purposed To Be A King function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video;a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Before my mother was a King, she was a Scott from Marion, Alabama, the daughter of resilient, righteous parents, Obadiah and Bernice, who drove the bus that transported my mother and other black students to school. Coretta Scott was born to a woman who supported community. Before my mother was ...
  • The Need For Deconstruction Of The Apocalyptic State The United States of America is in an apocalyptic state. That state must be deconstructed because it threatens the future of our citizens, country and the world in which we live. Some might blame this apocalyptic state on the Trump presidency. This would be incorrect. As evidenced by the recent moving forward of the hands on the ...
  • Recognizing Teachers And Preparing For Peace Last night I had the pleasure to attend the ceremony at which Maggie MacDonnell was awarded the Global Teacher Prize, an award recognizing her outstanding contributions as a teacher that includes a one million dollar prize, along with much support during the year to disseminate her ideas about teaching globally. Maggie is an admirable teacher in ...
  • Trump’s Budget Will Harm The Planet And The Economy function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video;a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); As expected, the war on science and the environment is underway. The president’s proposed budget is the starting point of a long process of negotiation, but between the Tea Party in the House and the ideologues in the Executive Branch, the news is bound to remain grim. We now ...