December 9, 2011
In response ro Dana Ely's letter "Multiculturalism trumps feminism when the two clash," I want to stand up and be counted as a 67-years-young resident of Columbia who does not believe that Sharia has a place in the Columbia Association or any other public forum in the United States. Practicing one's faith and beliefs is personal. In this country we recognize women as equal to men and demand to be treated no differently. If someone feels they cannot conform to that standard that came to women after a century of working toward equality, they need to find an activity other than swimming.
December 5, 2011
I concur with the general sentiment of Will Placek's letter, "Creeping Sharia is bound to choke off our freedoms. " Perhaps Sharia will not choke off all our freedoms, but most definitely our granddaughter's freedoms will be decreased. The more Sharia law, with its religiously prescribed second-class status and accompanying separateness, influences our society, the more future generations of women will gradually lose their hard-won feminist freedoms. This brings me to my question: When it comes to two pieties, worshipped in our modern society - feminism and multiculturalism - which one holds the trump card?
June 8, 2008
In the next few days, the historical narrative about the presidential primary race between Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton will become set in stone. The contest between a powerful and talented black man and a powerful and talented white woman has already become, in the minds of many, a story about the continuing power of sexism over racism as a barrier to equality. But very little about the candidacy of Hillary Clinton reflected feminism. First of all, to be a modern feminist necessarily means to reject racism.
March 11, 2007
LOS ANGELES -- Parents looking for role models for teenage daughters: Finally there is a show for you. Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll, which made its premiere last week on the CW network, may look like just another reality show with attractive, slinkily dressed women preening for the camera in the hope of a shot at stardom. But Pussycat Dolls Present is about female empowerment, the show's producers explained to television writers here in January. "Everything the Pussycat Dolls are is everything that I've developed myself into being," said rap star Lil' Kim, who is a judge on the show and who served a prison sentence for lying to a federal grand jury about a shooting outside a radio station.
February 4, 2007
MOSCOW -- Vladimir Rakovsky glides around dressed in black with the air of a guru -- albeit a self-appointed one -- as he holds forth before a group of admiring students on the virtues of womanly wiles. This softly lit room on the second floor of a Moscow theater is as appropriate a place as any to stage a master class for women on how to act -- literally -- to get men, and what they want from men. This, according to the name of Rakovsky's class, is known as stervologiya, or the art of being a sterva,which in Russian means, literally, "bitch."
January 20, 2007
ELIZABETH FOX-GENOVESE, 65 Author on women's issues Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, a historian and author who influenced conservative thought on women's issues, has died in Atlanta. Dr. Fox-Genovese, the Eleonore Raoul Professor of the Humanities at Emory University, died Jan. 2 at Emory University Hospital of complications from surgery in October, the university said in a statement posted on its Web site. A self-described complex conservative, Dr. Fox-Genovese earned her doctorate at Harvard.