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Boycott American Women …

No, those aren’t my words, they’re click bait! Every day I delete multiple comments trying to get onto the website. Most are trying to sell viagra, football jerseys, or some form of sex. Quite a few I can’t read because they’re in Russian or a character language I don’t recognize. Some are trying to attract readers to their own websites. That’s where the “Boycott... read more

International Women’s Day and Simon’s Cat

I’m in New Zealand, so International Women’s Day was actually yesterday. However, the rest of the world being a behind us when it comes to women’s rights is nothing new. 🙂 We were the first women to receive the vote in 1893. In addition, currently we have the highest education level in comparison to our men. Unfortunately, that hasn’t yet transferred to our wages –... read more

Trying to Make the Hijab a Feminist Statement

Many of you will have read Jerry Coyne’s post at Why Evolution is True yesterday: ‘Hijab hijinks at Harvard‘. It refers to an article in the Harvard Gazette, ‘Islamic studies scholar addresses myths and mores behind the veil‘. That article is about a talk by academic and Muslin, Celine Ibrahim. As described by Jerry, and I have to agree, it’s another move in the... read more

Why Didn’t They Come Forward Earlier?

Since the second presidential debate, there have been at least eight women who have come forward with allegations that they have been subjected to unwelcome sexual attention from Donald Trump. The ongoing reports of bad behaviour by Trump hasn’t made a single dent in the confidence of many of his supporters though. Some don’t care about what he’s done and consider his racism, sexism,... read more

Donald Trump: Phyllis Schlafly was “a Champion for Women.”

In typical Trump fashion, Trump makes his own truth. But it’s statements like this – calling Phyllis Schlafly “a champion for women” – that expose both his ignorance and misogyny. The truly great Phyllis Schlafly, who honored me with her strong endorsement for president, has passed away at 92. She was very special! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2016... read more

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