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Overheard at the UNHRC

March 15, 2012


10 am, Room XX, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. OR 10:17, The room with the cool ceiling, an inappropriately named building, a ridiculously expensive city, a smallish neutral country. The UN Human Rights Council is in session. It’s early(ish) in the morning and the room is quite empty except for the panel upfront and a few scattered delegations around the room. The […]

Tea Party Poems

November 2, 2011


Tea Party politicians are in the wrong line of work. These are selected poetic works by Sarah Palin and D.H. Rumsfeld, courtesy of Hart Seely from Slate Magazine. Sarah Palin Blue Dog Peekaboo Blue-dog Democrats Peeking under the tent. You know … @@@@and finding out,  WHAT IS THIS MOVEMENT ALL ABOUT? And Holy Geez! I’m […]

Questioning Feminism

October 17, 2011


The first time I heard the words “Gender and Women’s Studies” I was browsing the course catalog freshman year of college. Within the psychology department there was this ‘Gender and Women’s Studies’ (or GWS) course, as well as a GWS major. I cringed.  Women going to college to learn about gender disparities had to study them […]