Tag Archives: Sexism
Go Ahead and Try: When Silencing A Woman Becomes A Rallying Cry
In a rare move, Senate Republicans dusted off an old rule to silence Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) during her floor speech opposing Jeff Sessions’ nomination to Attorney General. Warren was in the middle of reading from a 1986 letter by Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King Jr’s widow, opposing Sessions consideration for a federal judgeship […]
Why I Am Joining The Women’s March On Washington This January 21st
I’ve had mixed feelings about the Women’s March on Washington (WMW). It started more as a disorganized reaction grounded in denial and outrage to Donald Trump’s election than a nationally organized campaign to send a cohesive message to elected officials and the GOP. I was afraid that to the rest of the world and those […]
Trump Floods The Swamp
It has been less than one month since Donald Trump became America’s president-elect. Even though recount efforts may take place in three contentious states (Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin), even the Clinton campaign acknowledges that there is a very small chance those efforts will completely upend the election results. There has been a lot of self-reflection […]
Is Trump afraid of strong black women?
Trump has spent the better part of his campaign for the presidency maligning everyone from Bernie Sanders to Ted Cruz to Jeb Bush to Hillary Clinton. He’s attacked disabled reporters, celebrities, and female media figureheads with a viciousness that hasn’t been seen in modern politics. It seems that there isn’t anyone that Trump isn’t willing […]
Why do we laugh, even when it’s not funny?
Last night I went to the opening of the The Metromaniacs at the Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park. It was amazing. A perfect combination of mischief, mistaken identities, misplaced infatuation, and true love triumphs in early Enlightenment Paris; The Metromaniacs is a non-stop verbal rhyming treat for the ears. Set against the backdrop of […]