Category Archives: politics

On synchronicity and anger.

When I was in college, I noticed a certain… synchronicity with my classes. Regardless of what I was studying at any given time–a French literature class on the history of Jews in France, a government course on racism in the … Continue reading

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Natural disasters

Just watched an interview of former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Nagin’s promoting his new book, Katrina’s Secrets; Storms After the Storm, Vol. 1. What was interesting was Stewart calling him out on … Continue reading

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Naomi Wolf: The latest contributor to “Caught in the Undertow”

So, back during the 2008 presidential election campaign, after witnessing such mind-bogglingly bad politics in writing by so many well-respected feminist Clinton supporters, it occurred to me that I should publish an anthology called “The Second Wave: Caught in the … Continue reading

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Two special interest groups enter, one group leaves.

When I awoke this morning, hung over after a great Friday night that involved my company holiday party followed by singing at the Shoebox Studio Winter Showcase which was then followed by the Hubba Hubba Revue Chris-manukkah Spectacular, I rolled … Continue reading

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We rats will pull a lever, too, if you give us a good enough reason.

I am hereby declaring war on insomnia. Pharmaceuticals, take me away. But, first…. — I’ve been thinking a lot about electoral politics for obvious reasons. It’s not just the presidential campaign that captured most of us all year, or the … Continue reading

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Even closer to home.

From an article in Time Magazine on Trinity United Church of Christ: The bulk of Trinity-goers are among the thousands living on Chicago’s South Side, a sprawl of cracked sidewalks and boarded buildings that inspires fear among the city’s middle … Continue reading

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Close to home.

Last June, after leaving my last job in the video game industry, I decided to spend the summer doing volunteer work. One organization with which I became involved is Just Cause Oakland, a community-based organization dedicated to protecting affordable housing … Continue reading

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“Bow to the woman,” or Revisiting the racism of white feminism.

I’ve been told that my post yesterday quoting from writings and speeches by Frederick Douglass and Elizabeth Cady Stanton was “a cheap shot” and “ineffectual.” Apparently there are no connections to be made between the political stances of the leaders … Continue reading

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Ain’t I a woman?

There’s a lot I have to say about what came up in yesterday’s post. Those who asked for a longer essay might get it, when I have more time, which may be when I’m dead. But I think I should … Continue reading

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Not what I imagined.

Erica Jong concludes that “we’re” stealing Jewish men because they’ve been circumcised: Ever wonder why Jewish boys are so fucked up about sex? Ever wonder why they fall for mile-high models from Slovenia who wear those big cold crosses? Ever … Continue reading

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