Category Archives: politics/class inequality
The disturbing Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu April 26) hinges on misogyny and controlling women and their bodies.
The main events of the tale have actually happened at some point in history, as I have written about before.
Unfortunately, the story also reflects our current political moment. Read the rest of this entry
I voted for Clinton but when Trump won I thought, “At least he’s a populist” and hoped he would at least help working people.
But over time I’ve worried more and more since he is looking pretty UNpopulist: Read the rest of this entry
Most Trump voters supported him because they felt voiceless.
And the truth is that our government mostly listens to the moneyed elite and ignores the rest of us.
So why did Trump nominate Neil Gorsuch, who will likely add to the problem? Read the rest of this entry
Some Republicans say it’s unfair for men to subsidize women’s maternity insurance since only women use it.
Is it fair that men’s contribution to making babies is a pleasurable orgasm, and that women’s contribution only begins with an orgasm — if she’s lucky (just 30% of US women always climax).
After maybe having an orgasm women end up with all the burden, varying from discomfort to possibly dying in childbirth. Read the rest of this entry
Trump calls the mainstream press “fake.” And the press reports it.
It’s confusing. Read the rest of this entry
When Donald Trump won the Presidency I worried. I didn’t like his sexism and racism. Or his temperament.
But I saw one sliver lining. At least he was a populist.
But then he began making Cabinet nominations that didn’t seem too populist.
Anti-Labor Secretary? Read the rest of this entry
The Women’s March… the Trump inauguration… Sanders voters… Trump voters…
All huge, passionate crowds of people who SHARE this goal:
We ALL want our government to work for working people.
Yet cultural issues divide and conquer us. Read the rest of this entry
When I was a girl growing up in Iowa in the 1950s, my parents and teachers told me, along with the boys, that when I grew up I could be whatever I wanted to be, even President of the United States.
In my world, adults told the truth, or what they thought to be the truth, and I believed them. Read the rest of this entry
Most Trump voters didn’t vote for him out of racism or sexism.
Most sought to drain the swamp of policy that serves an elite few while ignoring everyone else — leaving too many working Americans fearful and angry.
I voted for Hillary, but I am with them on that point.
Now we must hold DJT to his promise to help middle-class Americans amidst worrisome signs arise, like these: Read the rest of this entry