Tag Archives: Analysis

Why Twitter’s “woman problem” is about more than identity politics

Tweet In many ways, startup culture has become synonymous with the can-do attitude of a generation. In Silicon Valley, we’re told over and over again, merit trumps all. The well-documented and much-maligned gender (not to mention race and class) gap among those at the top of the Valley’s most lucrative companies is a problem of [...]
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Delhi is different from Steubenville

Tweet Pic via. Nicholas Kristof has a recent op-ed titled, “Is Delhi so different from Steubenville?” which makes the case that sexual assault is an international and universal epidemic. He writes, Gender violence is one of the world’s most common human rights abuses. Women worldwide ages 15 through 44 are more likely to die or be maimed [...]
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Quick Hit: White men are afraid, very afraid

TweetFrank Schaeffer, former conservative Christian and right-wing idealogue, has come a long way, baby. In a recent essay for AlterNet, he describes the terror experienced by white men in power in America. And then he calls them out on their bullshit. He begins: The American political process is being hijacked by a reckless, whining dangerous [...]
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‘It’s not a traditional America anymore.’

TweetSome of us might have well considered the first term of the first African American President was a dream. A sweet dream that would come to end as we were all loss in the deluge of insider baseball talk between pundits, strategists, and pollsters. Watching last nights acceptance speech, I’d wondered in the back of Obama’s [...]
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Quick hit: The last presidential emcee battle

Tweet So the biggest fallout from the last presidential debate of 2012 might be the most awesome MC diss made by head of state to an opposing candidate. Followed by the best commander-in-chief mansplaining I’ve ever seen in the history of evers: And the interenets responded with the kind of gumption and American ingenuity that [...]
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