An Apology to Street Harrassers

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Dear Gentlemen,Please accept my apologies for overreacting to your innocent attempts to "be friendly" and to your kind "encouragement" regarding my looks.I respect your goals of introducing love and improving my self-esteem in, what is too often, a cold, hard-hearted world. Why can't more men be like you?I've been watching you, and I was so pleased and impressed to notice that you direct your remarks to old men, women in wheelchairs, police officers, and toddlers who pass you by, so c … [Read more...]

This Week in Sexism…

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Who doesn't love a sexism round-up? I know I do! I even love WRITING sexism round-ups. So that's what I did on Friday at Lefty Pop. Enjoy! Or get pissed! Or both!This Week In Sexism on Lefty Pop … [Read more...]

Are Feminists the New Republicans?

This is not, I repeat, NOT a review of Sheryl Sandberg's book, "Lean In."  So there.Is this what it's come to?  Fairly or not, Republicans have the reputation of being the party of "My-Way-Or-The-Highway" mentality of policy and politics.  They are famous for closing ranks around the most powerful among them, and flinging anyone who dares to deviate from the standard party line to the ground.  If a Republican deviates, suggests a compromise, or reaches across the aisle he or she is met with d … [Read more...]


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