Posts Tagged "Politics"

I, Spy: Edward Snowden in Exile

I, Spy: Edward Snowden in Exile

He doesn’t drink, he’s reading Dostoevsky and, no, he doesn’t wear a disguise. A year after blowing the whistle on the NSA, America’s most wanted talks frankly about his life as a hero-pariah – and why the world remains ‘more dangerous than Orwell imagined’. Fiction and films, the nearest most of us knowingly get to the world of espionage, give us a series of reliable stereotypes....

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Rape Culture & Patriarchy

Rape Culture & Patriarchy

Rape, rape culture and the problem of patriarchy by Robert Jensen By the end of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, two key questions were on the table for those who not only are aware of rape but would like to end men’s violence against women. First, do we live in a rape culture, or is rape perpetrated by a relatively small number of predatory men? Second, is rape a clearly definable crime, or...

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US Republicans and Their “Female Troubles”

US Republicans and Their “Female Troubles”

As the 2014 midterm elections loom on the horizon, American Republicans fear they may lose a sizable female vote because they have spent the last eight years vilifying women and voting against their major concerns. Now that it’s 2014, American political analysts, strategists, and operatives are revving up for the November midterm elections. High on the Republican agenda is the goal of...

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Unwilling To Share Political Power

Unwilling To Share Political Power

blog post written by Victoria Lin The following Gen Y report comes to you from the Women’s Forum. This blog is written by Victoria Lin, iL2L Global Ambassador from China. As a young woman from China, where the government positions and the strongest CEO positions are almost completely dominated by men, this forum was a really amazing, almost surreal one for me, giving me examples of how the...

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Republicans Planned Shutdown Last July

Republicans Planned Shutdown Last July

A Federal Budget Crisis Months in the Planning New York Times October 5, 2013 By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and MIKE McINTIRE WASHINGTON — Shortly after President Obama started his second term, a loose-knit coalition of conservative activists led by former Attorney General Edwin Meese III gathered in the capital to plot strategy. Their push to repeal Mr. Obama’s health care law was going nowhere,...

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