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“We Saw Your Boobs” celebrates rape on film

Posted by in Rights, Violence

[I guess I’m lucky that I didn’t see most of the show. I did see people groan at the Lincoln joke. I guess the line of acceptability falls between jokes  about dead presidents and rape. –RS]   Hey, Seth MacFarlane, did you know many of those “boob” scenes you sang about were depictions of sexual assault? BY KATIE MCDONOUGH, at Salon.com Seth MacFarlane during the Oscars on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Credit: AP/Chris Pizzello) Seth MacFarlane has made millions off being an immature man-child. In fact, it was the…read more

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When We’re Equal, We’ll Be Happy

Posted by in Commentary, News, Rights

[From NYTimes.com ] By JUDITH WARNER Judith Warner on the politics of everyday life. Barbara Ehrenreich is now the latest to weigh in on the Female Happiness Conundrum – the whole cultural brouhaha caused by the news from Wharton School professors Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers earlier this year that despite all the objective improvements to their lives over the past four decades, women today appear to be less happy than they were in 1972. It’s been a hot-button issue, this most recent iteration of Freud’s too-often-repeated question about what…read more

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