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Two ways to fix inequality
Published April 3, 2014

      Raise wages or tax the rich. Either way, the government has to act. Read more at Seven Days.  

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Sex work is work
Published July 13, 2013

   It was  A Tale of Two Migrants: Farmworker and Sex Worker. The Mexican migrant farmworkers, mostly men, were organized. Meanwhile, attempts were made to “rescue” the “Asian” women — as they were described in the press — who worked at a couple of massage parlors in Burlington, Vermont.

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Against motherhood
Published May 28, 2013

  No one — not even reproductive rights advocates — will ever say  motherhood is a bad idea.  It often is. My poli psy column on a particularly pro-natalist Mother’s Day month.

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Mommy Wars Part 601,789
Published March 29, 2013

“The feminist revolution started in the workplace and now it’s happening at home,” says Kelly Makino, a stay-at-home, putatively “Feminist Housewife,” in Lisa Miller’s cover story in New York Magazine last week. “I feel like in today’s society women who don’t work are bucking the convention we were raised with … Why can’t we just […]

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Savita’s Death: A Warning
Published December 9, 2012

A medical killing in Ireland teaches us why we should be radical about abortion rights. More at Seven Days.

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Ich Bin ein Scrounger
Published September 17, 2012

Oscar Pistorius stressed that we’re enabled by our abilities, not disabled by our disabilities. But when we’re disabled–as we all are or will be–we need help.

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Occupys Woman Problem | Seven Days
Published April 25, 2012

Did I say Occupy is feminist?

I was only partially right.

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Occupy Wall Street is feminist
Published January 3, 2012

Since this Seven Days column was published, my view of the position of women in OWS has gotten less peachy. Nonetheless, here’s my take on parallels between OWS and Greenham Women’s Common, the feminist anti-militarist encampment that lasted 12 years in Britain.

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The 99 Percent Fight Back — Finally!
Published October 12, 2011

OWS doesn’t have demands — they have desires.

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Maximum Security
Published August 20, 2011

The longing for perfect safety has so suffused both our psyches and our public policy that it is now all but invisible.

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