Category Archives: Feminism

Children’s Hour for the Democrats

After playwright Lillian Hellman was blacklisted as a Communist-sympathizer, she later looked back and wrote: “My belief in liberalism was mostly gone.” In its place, she substituted something she called “decency.” She recalled in her memoir, “Scoundrel Time,” how life changed for her after she was ostracized. People stopped calling. Of those who still called, […]

The Last Days of America

In matters of male-female relationships, my working-class brother is fond of saying, “It isn’t the bulge up front that counts – it’s the bulge in back.” Judging a man by the size of his wallet is kind of like measuring a female by her cup size. Except now it’s a lot easier for a woman […]

A Lesson for Harvey’s Girls

The last thing the Harvey Weinstein Pile-On needs is a mewling #MeToo hashtag so females everywhere can easily climb on board. If women want to be taken seriously, they should turn to the example of someone like Dee Dee Kouns. She learned through the worst kind of tragedy how to fight injustice. Her 26-year-old daughter, […]

Men and Their Kinks

The mistrial in Bill Cosby’s sexual abuse case was as anticlimactic as his performance in bed. What kind of man needs to drug a woman to have sex with her? Especially when the man is famous and rich? As the president of the United States could have told Cosby, when you’re a celebrity some women […]

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.” […]