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  • 'The Good Wife' needs a little of the Chicago Way

    'The Good Wife' needs a little of the Chicago Way
    "The Good Wife" is one of the most popular and, some might say, the most realistic political soap ever on TV. And soon, thanks to yours truly, it could star a new character of great cunning and power, one you may find familiar if you know Illinois,...
  • Anita Sarkeesian bravely confronts sexist video gaming culture

    Anita Sarkeesian bravely confronts sexist video gaming culture
    Years ago, when I wrote about the fashion industry, I put together a slide show that married my feminist impulses with my love for my beat. I had become appalled at the way women were depicted in fashion advertising. In so many ads, women were...
  • 'Name a woman's job' question puts Family Feud in hot water

    'Name a woman's job' question puts Family Feud in hot water
    The Australian version of "Family Feud" is getting criticized for asking what many people see as a sexist question. As with the American version of the popular game show, contestants are asked a general question and have to guess the top responses...
  • It's time to silence 'gamergate,' end the misogyny in gaming culture

    As threats of violence and sexual harassment aimed at women in the gaming community have escalated, so too has the mainstream attention -- and for good reason. Internet trolls have increasingly turned to online movements like "gamergate" as a tool to...
  • Carl Leubsdorf: Confused by polls measuring voter intentions? Look to history

    If you're confused by the plethora of polls purporting to measure the key 2014 midterm Senate and House races, you're not alone. You'd probably do better by ignoring the numbers and reviewing midterm election history. And if you want to guess what likely...
  • Jonathan Eig on 'The Birth of the Pill'

    Jonathan Eig on 'The Birth of the Pill'
    Of all the inventions of the 20th century, the birth control pill arguably had the most profound effect on the everyday lives of human beings. By making widely available a convenient and effective form of contraception, the pill gave women control over...
  • Aurand to be senator for all people

    Aurand to be senator for all people
    There has been some recent controversy surrounding state Rep. Mario Scavello's support for women's rights. In a debate in Forks Township on Oct. 1, Scavello answered two other questions concerning civil rights but was reluctant to respond to a question...
  • Review: 'Pro' by Katha Pollitt

    Review: 'Pro' by Katha Pollitt
    I had an abortion. It was my second year of college, 1988. I was not raped, nor was I a reckless slut; I just got pregnant, as young women in the world do, and my boyfriend and I were young and in no position to be parents. Luckily, I had a friend who...
  • What does fracking have to do with breast cancer awareness?

    What does fracking have to do with breast cancer awareness?
    It’s October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. That means it’s the Month of the Pink Products. The idea is that if you buy one of those rose-colored items, ranging from pink smartphone cases to pink Cuisinarts to pink-labeled jars...
  • Paper erred in backing Wasserman Schultz

    Paper erred in backing Wasserman Schultz
    The Sun Sentinel's endorsement of Rep. Wasserman Schultz is, in my opinion, wrong. As an overly aggressive and career politician, she is part of our problem in the federal government today. Not someone our Founding Fathers would appreciate. You state...
  • Anita Sarkeesian cancels Utah State speech after mass-shooting threat

    Anita Sarkeesian cancels Utah State speech after mass-shooting threat
    Video game critic, feminist and blogger Anita Sarkeesian canceled a Wednesday speech at Utah State University after the college received an email threatening violence if she lectured, school officials said. Sarkeesian is a pop culture critic whose...