In our demented patriarchal culture, it’s more shameful to be raped than to be a rapist–the assailants celebrate the rapes, while the teenage victims are “slut-shamed” into suicide–and only 3% of rapists go to prison. The real shame is definitely ours.
DOMA Struck Down–Yet Again!
For those who missed the big news last week, the prestigious NY Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit declared the homophobic Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, joining a second federal appeals court and five lower federal district courts in overturning this discriminatory law. The Court suggests that the discrimination suffered by gays and lesbians […]
By Saswat Pattanayak The fact that possibility of government shutdown is squarely dependent upon the abortion issue is less about budgets, and more about the sexist society we collectively have fostered in this country. A bunch of conservative men across political and socio-economic spectrum have somehow taken up the mantle of deciding what is appropriate […]
From NBC, Los Angeles A lawsuit filed by a student at L.A. City College who claimed a professor violated his right to free speech by stopping him from finishing a speech against gay marriage was dismissed Friday by a federal appeals court. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously overturned […]