This post was originally published by Eurozine on January 26, 2018 as part of an international forum on the #MeToo movement. Back in the 1970s, radical feminists in the United States like Susan Brownmiller, Andrea Dworkin and Catharine MacKinnon, women who theorized rape and sexual harassment, had a valuable message: it wasn’t about sex, but about power. … More A lot of things are broken
This post was originally published at Public Seminar on January 24, 2018. Dear Frank Bruni, You and I have a lot in common. We are both gay. We are both white. We are both card-carrying members of the well-educated, Northeastern, liberal elite. We both voted for Hillary Clinton (OK, my politics are to the left … More Is Football a Metaphor for Political Culture?
This post was originally published at Public Seminar on January 10, 2018. I turned off #GoldenGlobes2018 about 45 minutes into the show. I was impressed by what I was hearing from the awards stand. But I was also offended by Seth Meyers’ repeated jabs at Kevin Spacey, the only gay man other than the elderly … More Oprah for President?
How many parents do we know who refer to their adult sons as “boys” and “kids?” Lots. Yet there has been an explosive response to President Trump characterizing his son Donald Jr., who will testify next week before a Senate committee investigating possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, as a “good boy” and a “good … More Is it okay to call Donald Trump Jr. a boy?
Real New York City Conversation: I am walking up Seventh Avenue in Chelsea behind two thirty-somethings. He is telling She that he feels he is at an impasse in his professional life and that nothing seems to be going right. He: “I’m not sure what could happen that could change things for me at that … More That Smug Bastard