This Week In Pantsuit Politics: Northern Ireland’s Jane Morrice Denounces Male Politicians For Demeaning Women
Oct25

This Week In Pantsuit Politics: Northern Ireland’s Jane Morrice Denounces Male Politicians For Demeaning Women

One need only look at the Oval Office to see that when it comes to politics, we’ve got a bit of a gender discrepancy. In this weekly roundup, Ravishly.com focuses on powerful political women in the news who are helping to break the proverbial glass ceiling of policy-making around the world. Politicos, move aside. We bring you . . . politicas. For more on female politicians to watch, click here. Hajiya Inno Attahiru In Nigeria,...

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Joni Ernst’s Defense Of Using Guns To Defend Her Rights, And To Use Government To Impose Her Views Upon Others
Oct24

Joni Ernst’s Defense Of Using Guns To Defend Her Rights, And To Use Government To Impose Her Views Upon Others

One of the reasons that the Republicans now have a better than even chance of taking control of the Senate is that there is the very real possibility that Joni Ernst will win in Iowa. We got another example of how extreme Ernst is from the manner in which she defended carrying guns: “I have a beautiful little Smith & Wesson, 9 millimeter, and it goes with me virtually everywhere,” Ernst said at the NRA and Iowa Firearms Coalition...

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Freezing Worker Eggs: Are Apple and Facebook Playing God? (Germany, France, Switzerland)
Oct24

Freezing Worker Eggs: Are Apple and Facebook Playing God? (Germany, France, Switzerland)

Over the past year and a half, as the scale of the global mass surveillance being pursued by the National Security Agency in collaboration with America’s tech giants has become clear, these corporations – Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft – have become objects of derision for Americans and people around the world. Now it seems there is new cause to look upon these firms with suspicion. Over the course of the past...

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ISIL’s Dehumanization of Women and Girls
Oct14

ISIL’s Dehumanization of Women and Girls

If the brutal beheadings, the mass murders of innocent men, women and children and the numerous other atrocities committed by ISIL terrorists are not sufficient reason for the civilized world to “degrade and defeat” ISIL, here is just one more reason. Press Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry, October 14, 2014 Just days after we saw the best of humanity when Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi were awarded the Nobel Peace...

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She Asked “Do I Look Like Man”
Oct14

She Asked “Do I Look Like Man”

The short answer is no. I just returned from a trip where I coached and mentored elite female athletes competing in or preparing for the triathlon World Championships; Ironman Hawaii. Ironman is a combined 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike and a 26.2 mile run. For the elite athletes it’s a race, not a bucket list event. For some it may be hard to wrap your head around that type of commitment. Female elite endurance athletes are stronger...

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Is The Culture War Really Over?
Oct14

Is The Culture War Really Over?

Bill Scher has an article at Politico on How Republicans Lost The Culture War. While it might be premature to say they lost and the war is over, a subject I’ll get into later, he does have some good points as to what went wrong for the Republicans. Scher makes three main points. First, Republicans stopped being savvy on abortion. Rather than taking the purist position which they actually favor, legislatively the Republicans had...

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Let Women Serve in Combat
Oct10

Let Women Serve in Combat

Let Women Serve in Combat By Jason Stanford There was joke that made the rounds when Bill Clinton was trying to figure out how to allow gays in the military without upsetting morale. “Gays in the military,” the joke went. “Next thing you know they’ll want to be interior decorators!” Of course, gays have always served in our military. Now, after long last, they can serve openly, and as it turns out it is...

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Remembering ‘Aussie’ Vera Palmer
Oct07

Remembering ‘Aussie’ Vera Palmer

When we met her at her cozy home in Canberra, Australia, last October, she was a young 98. As we chatted about Australian history and immigration, my eyes caught a white, blue and silver metallic torch on top of a cabinet in her living room, very similar to an Olympic Torch. And lo and behold, it was an Olympic Torch — a 2000 Sydney Olympics Torch. The lovely lady we were talking to, Vera Palmer, had participated in the 2000...

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Add One More Name to That Open Letter to Fox News
Sep28

Add One More Name to That Open Letter to Fox News

Talking Points Memo (TPM.com) yesterday published an open letter to the idiots at Fox News who made some very offensive and inappropriate remarks about a female United Arab Emirates (UAE) pilot who courageously took part in allied air strikes against ISIL terrorists last week. The pilot and squadron commander in question was 35-year-old Maj. Mariam al-Mansouri, the first female fighter pilot in the history of the UAE. Major...

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Watch Jon Stewart Tell Fox News What They Can Do
Sep26

Watch Jon Stewart Tell Fox News What They Can Do

Faux Fox has been eviscerating the President for saluting with a cup of coffee in his hand, in addition to attacking him mercilessly while our country is, in effect — like it or not — at war. One of the network’s talking heads also claimed that the President was disrespectful to those who are putting their lives on the line, because he saluted with a cup of coffee in his hand. Watch Jon Stewart on the Daily Show yesterday...

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Women Fighting the Islamic State
Sep26

Women Fighting the Islamic State

The history of women serving in armed conflicts probably goes back hundreds of years — if not longer. In the United States, during the American Revolution, women served on the battlefield as nurses, water bearers, laundresses and saboteurs. Ever since then, their roles in the military have continued to expand in numbers, skills and responsibilities. But, it would still be more than 150 years — World War II — before...

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We Are All Roger Goodell
Sep25

We Are All Roger Goodell

We Are All Roger Goodell By Jason Stanford What if we held politicians to the same standards as football players? When football players break the law, Americans demand they be benched, cut, or suspended before they get due process. But when politicians are indicted they get to stick around, spending our money until a jury of their peers—there’s a terrifying thought—passes judgment. It’s possible that Americans have...

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Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: New NFL Safety Equipment
Sep23

Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: New NFL Safety Equipment

New NFL Safety Equipment by Mike Peters OF RELATED INTEREST: –Report: NFL players had access to Ray Rice video in February –What the NFL has to gain from taking domestic violence seriously –In Domestic Violence Cases, N.F.L. Has a History of Lenience –Fans have mixed emotions about the recent NFL domestic violence issues Mike Peters is recognized as one of our nation’s most prominent cartoon artists for his...

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Cartoon: NFL Hits of the Week
Sep20

Cartoon: NFL Hits of the Week

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The Military and the NFL Scandal
Sep19

The Military and the NFL Scandal

I am neither a big fan of the National Football League (NFL) nor a big follower of professional football. I watch and follow mostly college football. However, unless one lives under a rock and in Timbuktu, the recent domestic violence incidents in the NFL are bound to have captured everyone’s attention, including this non-NFL fan and the Department of Defense (DOD). Why would DOD — which has its own problems in related...

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Cartoon: NFL wives
Sep19

Cartoon: NFL wives

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Cartoon: NFL
Sep18

Cartoon: NFL

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Cartoon: NFL
Sep17

Cartoon: NFL

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Mike Peters Guest Cartoon:  A NFL Trophy
Sep14

Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: A NFL Trophy

A NFL Trophy by Mike Peters OF RELATED INTEREST: –NFL star Adrian Peterson arrested for child abuse –Peterson’s NFL future in doubt as charges unfold –Despite Scandals, The NFL Always Wins –Concussions, domestic violence, child abuse … how much can NFL take? –What the Numbers Show About N.F.L. Player Arrests Mike Peters is recognized as one of our nation’s most prominent cartoon artists for...

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This Week In Pantsuit Politics: Ireland’s Mary Robinson Has World’s Most Impressive Resume
Sep13

This Week In Pantsuit Politics: Ireland’s Mary Robinson Has World’s Most Impressive Resume

One need only look at the Oval Office to see that when it comes to politics, we’ve got a bit of a gender discrepancy. In this weekly roundup, Ravishly.com focuses on powerful political women in the news who are helping to break the proverbial glass ceiling of policy-making around the world. Politicos, move aside. We bring you . . . politicas. For more on female politicians to watch, click here. Mary Robinson Ready to feel like a...

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