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WITH PATRIARCHY IN YOUR FACE, FEMINISM MORE RELEVANT THAN EVER

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FFNY co-organizer Robyn Stein Deluca has an excellent blog  at her website Deluca Insight. In this piece she discusses the importance of Feminism at a very difficult time in America,

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David Brooks Mansplains the Women’s Marches

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By Robyn Stein DeLuca, Ph.D.

This week NY Times columnist David Brooks pronounced his judgment of the women’s marches on Saturday, and declared them a misguided waste of time. He wrote that the marchers focused on the wrong issues, used the wrong methods, creating a pointless, feel-good social gathering rather than a meaningful protest of the policies of Donald Trump. It was mansplaining at its superior, know it all best, and Brooks was completely off the mark in a stunning display of faulty reasoning. Continue reading

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A Win For Feminists

This May, the Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism (NECSS) will host its annual event.

Some of you may know that Richard Dawkins was scheduled to participate. However, he retweeted a really tasteless video with a very despicable comment. Continue reading

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Barbara Ehrenreich- Pathology of Hope

ehrenreichThis is one of my favorite articles of all time. I am sharing it here because I want to make sure I can always find it. Nine years ago I had to deal with breast cancer. I called it breast cancer light. I had what they call Stage Zero DCIS and I had a lumpectomy and radiation. At the same time I had other personal hurdles going on and life was challenging to say the least. I could not have managed it without permission to feel really bad sometimes. Depressed. Angry! Who ever said these are destructive emotions does not know what they are talking about.

Read this article and I promise you will have a much easier time when life becomes difficult.

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