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Second Chances

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On September 27, 2017
On the heels of ESPN welcoming back Hank Williams Jr. to do the Monday Night Football song while Colin Kaepernick remains without a job, it’s great to see those involved in the 2004 Super Bowl Breastgate get a second chance on the Super Bowl halftime show. Justin Timberlake is finalizing a deal to be the […]
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Rules for Wives, 1955

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On August 23, 2016
This list of Good Housekeeping’s 1955 “Good House Wife’s Guide” has been getting a lot of attention on ye ol’intertubes. What are those guidelines? 1.) Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready, on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you […]

Hidden Sexism

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On June 24, 2016

Will hidden sexism hurt Hillary Clinton this fall? Quite possibly, although I’d like to see more than yet another story on Real American Voters, i.e., working-class white men from the Rust Belt,

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Media coverage of women’s reproductive issues relies heavily on male voices: “When it comes to stories about abortion and contraception, women’s voices are systematically stifled – as writers and as sources,” said Julie Burton, president of the Women’s Media Center. Burton noted, “In articles about elections and reproductive issues, men’s voices prevail, especially in coverage […]
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The systematic sexism inherent in most American work is particularly strong in the building trades, where sexism, work tradition, and popular perception all combine to make women a rare sight to see. Such is the case with being a carpenter: Ask why so few carpenters are women and the answer is almost always the same: […]
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