Category Archives: Feminism

Political Hands Rock the Cradle

Life begins with somebody getting screwed. Sounds cynical, but that’s how it is. Who’s getting screwed by President Donald Trump’s decision to end federal funding to organizations that provide abortions? Women and children – and, yes, some men. It’s ironic that Trump’s signature on a law targeting Planned Parenthood funding came in April, which happens […]

Signs of the Trump Revolution

Which pussy, its hour come round at last, marches in the streets, slouching towards Washington, D.C. to get even? Pussies of all colors and undefinable genders. This is not “The Second Coming” that W.B.Yeats had in mind in his famous poem. It’s the Second Coming of America’s feminist movement, and it already has a buzzword […]

The Cocky World of Sophia June

When she was a little girl, her daddy probably called her “princess.” Or at least he treated her like one. She went off to her first day of kindergarten in clean clothes and a smile of anticipation, captured in a photo by a mother who loved her very much. Her father ran a construction company […]

Heathens in The Grotto

The New York Times ended the year with the story and video of Farkhunda Malikzada, a young Afghan woman beaten to death and  desecrated by a mob of men because they believed she had burned a Quran. Not surprisingly, some Times’ readers rushed in to remind us that Nazis, Communists and American race-based lynch mobs […]

Not All Lives Matter

It takes nine pounds of pressure to separate a man from his genitalia. I learned that once in a self-defense class. “Then why aren’t they nicer to us?” someone in the class called out. We all laughed, including me, even though I didn’t think it was funny. The class was taught by a Vancouver, Wash., […]

Rutting Season Never Ends

Before the University of Oregon blows a half million dollars to fight “sexual violence,” it might want to figure out what exactly sexual violence is. It’s unfortunate that the school has already embraced as fact a belief that 20 students per week are the victims of “unwanted sexual contact” or “sexual assault” or “sexual violence.” […]

Cylvia Gets Her Wings Clipped

A young Jackie Kennedy, shortly before moving into the White House, said she did not want to be called First Lady. “It sounds like a saddle horse,” she said. By now, Oregon’s First Lady Cylvia Hayes must feel like she’s been rode hard and put up wet. She brought it on herself, but she had […]

The Virtuous Terrorist

It was a fine autumn day to sentence a man for attempting to detonate a weapon of mass destruction. A day as agreeable as that day in 2001 when terrorists brought down the Twin Towers. Mohamed O. Mohamud’s ambitions were smaller. He wanted to blow up the Christmas-tree lighting ceremony in downtown Portland, Ore. Two […]

Lessons in Faking It

Three University of Oregon basketball players, who crowded into a bathroom with a drunken young woman and treated her like a glory hole, thought she was being a good sport. “It seemed like she was cool with it …,” Dominic Artis is quoted as saying in a Eugene Police Department report, referring to the UO freshman […]

Our Misplaced Outrage

White supremacist groups probably score a few more sympathizers every time the American media explode in outrage over a racist comment. What must a white guy think when he finds that even private, negative thoughts about blacks are not allowed? It could make a guy seethe. Especially if he can’t find a decent job, can’t […]