Which shows could have the potential to take a storyline in a new and fascinating direction, rather than letting it slide into Tropeville?
When it comes to social justice, referenda are frequently on the wrong side of history. Putting fundamental rights up for debate by an unaffected majority is an ugly, ugly precedent.
Exodus, International may not be calling itself an “ex-gay” movement anymore, but it is still very much an anti-gay organization.
Far more than the suffragette Lady Sibyl, the working-class Daisy is in dire need of emancipation
Feminism, for Slaughter, is nothing but “equal participation in what already is” – equal opportunity to exploit, govern and control from a position of great power.
“Call Me Kuchu” is a sweeping portrait not just of the heroic gays and lesbians who often literally put themselves in the line of fire each and every day just to demand basic human rights, but also of a self-righteous Ugandan society which bans homosexuality and openly advocates for the death penalty for HIV-positive men.
Mad Men realizes its potential when it mines inequality in greater depth to explore how individuals might contend with it from day to day.
News outlets and activists have been trumpeting loudly over two recent court rulings against the constitutionality of provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act, making it appear to the casual reader as if the statute is on its last legs. But the truth is far more complicated.
At the end of the day, it is simply impossible to argue that this is a struggle between secularism and faith. Rather, it’s a struggle about what kind of faith we North Carolinians want to live.
The bishops are playing politics here, and it’s the sisters who are staying steady with their orders’ commitment to doing the work they understand themselves to have been divinely assigned.