Category: Women

The new women leaders of Michigan are showing Democrats EVERYWHERE how to get down to the business of governing

The new women leaders of Michigan are showing Democrats EVERYWHERE how to get down to the business of governing

In 2018, over half of the Democratic candidates for the state legislature and Congress who won their primary and went on to the general election in Michigan were women. When you talk about women finally getting parity in terms of high elected office (or ANY elected office, for that matter), there’s only one political party who is even close to […]

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The Pink Wave Crashed in Michigan this Week

The Pink Wave Crashed in Michigan this Week

The headline of Tuesday’s election is that pissed-off women are voting Democratic. That’s what propelled Gretchen Whitmer to win a straight-up majority in a three-way race for governor and all 83 counties. That’s why women won most of the key congressional races in the state — particularly in those Democrats need to flip in November, the 7th, 8th and 11th. […]

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The national progressive movement, as run by women

The national progressive movement, as run by women

When I met Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Dearborn this weekend, she shared her experience running around Michigan in support of Abdul El-Sayed for Governor. When I asked her which city was her favorite, she said that Flint had a special place in her heart because she visited the area when she took a trip to the Midwest after the 2016 elections. […]

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What to avoid saying to a hijabi woman

What to avoid saying to a hijabi woman

Below are a list of things you should avoid saying to/asking a hijabi woman: Don’t you get hot in that thing, especially in the summer? I bet your hair would look gorgeous if you just let it out! Just get that rag off, and you’d look so much better. Poor thing, it must be so difficult for you to do […]

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Abdul El-Sayed Said He Expected Mike Duggan’s Endorsement for Governor

Abdul El-Sayed Said He Expected Mike Duggan’s Endorsement for Governor

Michigan politicos are once again atwitter about Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and other Democrats allegedly trying to recruit an alternative to Gretchen Whitmer for governor. That’s from a Bridge story this week following up on a Detroit News column in November. And I wrote a column for Dome Magazine back in October, going through the months-long history of the effort […]

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A Poem for Erica Garner

What becomes of the broken hearted? Ventricles rotted with despair Your father lost his air for us You shared your grief with us Y’all gave your lives for us A lineage of reluctant Ancestry Two bodies Deceased prematurely Molded out of tragedy Like Whitney and Bobby Kristina We grieve your tragic endings Though we watched you suffer publicly May the […]

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The #MeToo Backlash Is in Full Swing

The #MeToo Backlash Is in Full Swing

Hi, ladies*, I’m here to tell you that it’s OK to step away from the keyboard for a few days. It’s cool not to check Twitter and especially Facebook, where you’re supposed to be linked with your actual friends. Because it is a cesspool right now over the sexual harassment and abuse scandals in Washington, especially with two Democrats (U.S. […]

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This one’s for all the real men out there…

This one’s for all the real men out there…

It wasn’t enough that a candidate for the president of the United States was accused by a dozen or more women of sexual assault and harassment, assault and harassment that he actually confessed to. No, a powerful so-called “Hollywood liberal”, Harvey Weinstein, had to be the perpetrator before America began to really take this seriously. Since that moment, largely thanks […]

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Secretary Betsy DeVos at CPAC 2017 Feburary 23rd 2017 by Michael Vadon

Betsy DeVos Sure Gets Confused Easily

Remember when U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos scrapped the Obama administration’s guidelines on campus sexual assault because they were “confusing“? Remember how some Very Serious People, even liberals, praised this as a good-faith effort? (Some folks seem to believe that there’s an epidemic of really good guys being falsely accused of rape and this is the worst thing in the […]

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Organizers apologize for confusion around Sen. Sanders’ role at the Women’s Convention in Detroit

Organizers apologize for confusion around Sen. Sanders’ role at the Women’s Convention in Detroit

At 8:36 a.m. on Thursday morning, the Twitter account for the Women’s March tweeted out a USA Today article titled, “Bernie Sanders to deliver opening-night speech at Women’s Convention”: We are so excited to have @SenSanders join us at the #WomensConvention October 27-29th in Detroit! https://t.co/UssiTSe2IN — Women's March (@womensmarch) October 12, 2017 The Detroit Free Press published the same […]

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UPDATED: Women’s March organizers choose a white man, Bernie Sanders, to headline “Reclaiming Our Time” convention

UPDATED: Women’s March organizers choose a white man, Bernie Sanders, to headline “Reclaiming Our Time” convention

When Anne and I went to the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. on January 21st this year, our lives were changed. Not since the Equal Rights marches in the 70s had I seen women rising up and claiming their political voice with such intensity and determination. They gathered there and around the country with their allies to say, “Women will […]

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