For Many “Pro-Life” Isn’t Actually Pro-Life


Those of us who champion individual autonomy and the right of a woman to make her own reproductive decisions often point to the hypocrisy of a movement that labels itself “pro-life,” but expresses concern only when that “life” precedes birth. Many of the same people who express touching concern for a blastula or fetus consistently oppose measures to ameliorate threats […]

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Compelling Honesty: The Supreme Court Crisis Pregnancy Centers Case

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It’s interesting how many people indignantly wrap themselves in the Free Speech provisions of the First Amendment in order to justify behaviors that–properly understood–aren’t really speech at all. In all fairness, it can be difficult to distinguish between actions that are intended to communicate a message (protected) from actions that are committed through speech (not protected). If you describe that […]

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Trump Responds to Sexual Harassment Allegations by Sexually Harassing a Senator

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Donald Trump sexually harassed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) after she highlighted his sexual harassment allegations and called for his resignation. The harassment came in the form of communication most preferred by the tweeter-in-chief. The Allegations & Calls To Resign Following the surge of women coming forward to confront the men who have sexually harassed them (thanks in large part to support […]

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#MeToo: A (Sort Of) Defense Of Jerks


The public reaction to allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K. and so many others is welcome and long overdue. The public revulsion to the disclosures, the almost daily revelations about other prominent figures, and especially the #metoo movement that encouraged women to add their own experiences of harassment to the public discourse have caused a lot of men to review […]

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Kirsten Gillibrand is right: Bill Clinton should have resigned

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) made waves in the political realm on Thursday when she told The New York Times that Bill Clinton should have resigned from the presidency because of his inappropriate sexual relations with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Sen. Gillibrand’s remark is controversial among Democrats for multiple reasons. Bill Clinton, despite credible allegations of sexual harassment, assault, and rape, is […]

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Sexual Assault Apparently Only Crime Where Ignorance of the Law Is an Acceptable Excuse

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“Ignorance of the law is not an excuse.” Even those of us who do not work in the legal field know this axiom. Even if you didn’t pay attention to the speed limit sign on the side of the road, you can still be busted for speeding. However, there exists one area in which ignorance of the law apparently does […]

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Women Are Always The Ones Cleaning Up

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The revelations about Harvey Weinstein–not to mention Bill Cosby, Donald Trump and a growing cast of other characters–have seemingly opened floodgates of pent-up female anger. The #metoo hashtag on social media, and the daily reports of confessions and accusations have been accompanied by a veritable tsunami of rage and recrimination. Sex sells newspapers (or as we say these days, motivates […]

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The Golf Ball Incident Brings About a Larger Discussion on Millennial Feminism

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If you follow the news, you’ve probably seen the controversy surrounding president Trump’s retweet of an edited video that another user posted depicting Donald Trump hitting a golf ball so hard that it strikes Hillary Clinton in the back. In the aftermath, many political journalists have noted that if you consider the reaction to Trump’s earlier retweet of the CNN […]

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