The Me Too Movement: Changing the Rules of the Game

November 15, 2019

We have come a long way from the times when women were classified as militants and arrested for demanding voting rights, stepping in front of galloping horses to garner attention. In just over two years, the #MeToo movement has made us question the notion of sexual engagement, our understanding of...

How Should Society View a Woman’s Body?

November 10, 2018

There is something seriously wrong with a society that frowns upon public breastfeeding, yet is fine with public urination by men. Making a decidedly strong statement against body-shaming and asserting that girls are not a distraction, no matter what they wear, Alameda Unified School District...

Why Do Some Americans Vote for Sexual Predators?

October 04, 2018

This is not the first time we have seen Republican voters support a sexual predator. The Republican Party's relentless support for their Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, despite all the allegations of sexual assault against him and the public outrage around his confirmation hearing,...

Dr. Ford Made Me Cry Too

October 03, 2018

The #MeToo movement can become extremely viable and valuable if it can blossom into a movement for the legal, social and economic gender equality that is long overdue. Sorting out the ramifications of what has become known as the #MeToo movement has become daily fare for those who make a living...

The #MeToo Movement Goes Global

September 28, 2018

The US isn't the only country where women are lining up to burn down the (frat) house. The famous tenor Enrico Caruso went on trial in 1906 for an incident at the Monkey House in Central Park. He was accused of the indecent assault of 30-year-old Hannah Graham. Caruso in turn accused one of the...

In Egypt, This Woman Said No to Sexual Harassment

August 30, 2018

Having faced unwanted advances on the streets of Cairo, Egyptians should hail Menna Gubran for fighting sexual harassment. Menna Gubran is an Egyptian woman who was waiting for a bus in a suburban Cairo street, when she noticed a man stalking her with his car. He drove around her bus stop...

Humane Outcomes Define a Nation’s Worth

December 29, 2017

With a venal cabal undermining governance at every turn in America, even the modest quest to be good and decent as a nation is on hold. Changing times can be hard times, particularly for those without much of a moral compass to guide them. It seems that after millennia of harassment and abuse,...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: The Key to Being “Flexible”

December 14, 2017

The tip of the iceberg can get unbearably hot for people in flexible jobs. The BBC reports on a very serious study of sexual harassment in the “flexible” workplace, and in particular for women working in restaurants. “Two in five women in the UK say they have experienced unwanted sexual...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Charlie Rose “Feels” It

November 23, 2017

Charlie Rose’s contribution to modern philosophy: I feel, therefore we are. Today’s 3D Definition: Feeling Accused of being a sexual predator, television celebrity Charlie Rose appealed to what he claims to have believed were “shared feelings” with his victims. This is how he put it: “I...

The Ugly Truth Behind Working at a Restaurant

October 16, 2017

Restaurant workers deserve fair wages and a safe working environment. Behind the warm smile of your favorite restaurant’s waitress and the friendly welcome of the host lies a dark truth about how they earn their wages. The fortunate ones from the seven states of California, Oregon, Washington,...

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