The number of people using this pregnancy as a tactic to shame Bristol, and her mother Sarah, speak volumes about how we understand motherhood.
Seeing this support for Palin should give every feminist a feeling of warmth and solidarity, unless of course you are a woman of colour, or, more specifically, an African American woman.
There is the idea that nominating Palin reaches out to the conservative religious types—but are arch-conservative Christians going to like having a woman in power?
Clearly all that is needed to bond with Latinos is to eat the “national dish” and be white. That there is a history of white racism against Latinos is certainly not necessary to discuss.
If the God doesn’t beat the Nymph, for example, that’s all fine and well. But if he does, well, we say, she “knew” what she was doing when she decided to become a Nymph and seek out a God in the first place.
With an emphasis upon the issues, Obama can—and should—convince Hillary voters that he will represent them ideologically, even if they would have preferred her.
Why does immortality only belong to the dead?
The word yoni inherently marginalizes. It privileges one type of “South Asian” over another and instantly undermines any sense of unity that might exist in the South Asian identity.
It can, and should, be useful to examine the different kinds of polygamists out there, and whether or not the basic tenets of their personal beliefs can create an atmosphere where the impregnation of thirteen-year-old girls is considered just fine and dandy.
Any good idea can get hijacked for the sake of advancing asininity, and feminism is no exception. Back in college, flyers tacked up on the walls of computer labs read that “feminism is the radical notion that women are people.” I agree. I’ve always felt human (except for that one year when the immortal genius …