Posts in: women & feminism

The bogus Working Families Flexibility Act: GOP takes aim at overtime pay

August 2013

The only thing that’s flexible about the Working Families Flexibility Act is the choice that private-sector businesses have to wield even more power over working people. Being sold as “family friendly,” the bill is part of the Republicans’ two-pronged larger goal to win back female voters and to erode the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act…. Read more »

Feminismo socialista en Costa Rica — Mi asistencia al congreso del Partido Revolucionario de las y los Trabajadores

octubre de 2013

Durante el fin de semana del 10 al 11 de agosto en San José, el Partido Revolucionario de las Trabajadoras y los Trabajadores de Costa Rica (PRT) celebró su 22avo. Congreso. El primer día asistí como representante del Partido de Libertad Socialista (Freedom Socialist Party, o FSP), junto con aproximadamente una docena de otros invitados;… Read more »

Socialist feminism in Costa Rica —

October 2013

Over the weekend of August 10-11 in San José, the Revolutionary Workers Party of Costa Rica (Partido Revolucionario de las Trabajadoras y los Trabajadores, PRT) held its 22nd congress. On the first day, I attended as a representative of the Freedom Socialist Party (FSP), joining about a dozen other guests; a closed session the second… Read more »

Greek austerity and the plight of women

February 2014

On my way to Greece in September 2013, I expected to see boarded-up shops and people sleeping on sidewalks. Greece was the first country to fall victim to vicious austerity actions when the global recession hit in 2008. But I was frankly stunned at how grievously government budget cuts have pummeled Greek society, especially its… Read more »

Sexual assault on campus: students organize to break the silence and end the violence

February 2014

Sexual assault is a major issue on college campuses across the country. Roughly one in four college women will experience some form of gender violence, and about 80 percent of all assailants are acquainted with the victim. To make matters worse, many colleges and universities refuse to respond appropriately to reported attacks. In October 2012,… Read more »

ACLU sues Catholic bishops over policy denying reproductive care

February 2014

Catholic Church dogma on abortion endangers the lives and health of women. That’s the basis of a bold lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of Tamesha Means against the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. It is the first such case to go after the bishops directly. Gross negligence. At… Read more »