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#MeToo, Said Mother Earth

by Aaron Dorman “God gave us the Earth. We have dominion over the plants, the animals, the trees. God said, Earth is yours. Take it. Rape it. It’s yours.” –Ann Coulter, 2001 “I think that neoliberalism is what lovelessness looks like as a policy . . . it looks like water pipes leaking lead and poisoning young minds […]

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O My America: What To Do About Al Franken?

by Lawrence Bush   EVER SINCE the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, and wave upon wave of sexual abuse stories have polluted the shores, I’ve been waiting for this righteous uprising of women to be derailed by rightwing drivers of opinion — Oh, come on, can’t you tell the difference between sexual assault and some harmless flirting!. . . […]

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November 2: Brownmiller’s Historic Book on Rape

Susan Brownmiller’s Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape, prompted four articles in a single edition of the Washington Post on this date in 1975, an example of the tremendous media coverage that greeted her remarkable book’s publication the month before. Against Our Will emerged from four concentrated years of research about rape and its […]

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