'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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Gloria Steinem has a veil over her eyes. She is obviously quite blind to life in Saudi Arabia and several other Middle Eastern countries ("Gloria Steinem compares U.S. 'reproductive freedom' limits to Saudi Arabian subjugation of women," Web, April 22). Having spent considerable time in Saudi Arabia in several cities and with Saudis there and in the United States, I can say it is inconceivable that any person with a modicum of grounding in reality or common sense could make such a statement as Ms. Steinem did.
Longtime feminist activist Gloria Steinem compared some state-level efforts in the U.S. to limit "reproductive freedom" to the wide-ranging and intrusive controls on women in the male-dominated kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The new PBS show "Women Who Make America" is misnamed. As I watched it and looked at all those very wealthy, aging feminists who spearheaded the legalization of abortion so many years ago, the thought occurred to me that a more precise name for the show would be "Women Who Make Millions off the Real Women Who Make America."
The fight for women's equality first had to argue that it was a fight worth having.
Do Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Helen Mirren really need a category just for women _ a singular kind of affirmative action _ to snare one of Hollywood's favorite accessories, an Oscar, Emmy or Screen Actors Guild trophy?
The helpless little lady, who depends on a man to defend her honor, her ego and her perks, was thought to have been driven out of town by the feminists. But she’s back. President Obama, who demonstrated in the election just past that he’s still the tall, dark and handsome prince of feminine fantasy, stepped up manfully to defend the honor of Susan E. Rice, the ambassador to the United Nations who eagerly joined the spinning of the enormous fib that the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was about a homemade video.
Sex is always interesting, but mix it with politics in a presidential campaign and it becomes downright sensational. First Amendment guarantees of free speech get lost in the protest when homosexual couples meet to make out at Chick-fil-A.
Gloria Steinem was wrong. Once in a fit of frustration, she rolled her eyes, stamped her feet and declared that "a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle." This became a battle cry in the war between the sexes.
Space used to be a man's world. Then came Sally Ride, who blazed a cosmic trail into orbit for U.S. women. With a pitch perfect name out of a pop song refrain, she joined the select club of American space heroes the public knew by heart: Shepard, Glenn, Armstrong and Aldrin.
Gloria Steinem has joined a new revolution _ the e-book revolution.
Meryl Streep is fresh off her Oscar win for playing Margaret Thatcher. But she had an entire theater at Lincoln Center wondering if an even better role for her would be a political icon closer to home: Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney turns 65 on Monday. Frequently attired in jeans and shirtsleeves, Mr. Romney is not embracing geezerhood, though he has 16 grandchildren. Neither is Rep. Ron Paul, 76, who would rather be pedaling a Cannondale bike; Rick Santorum, 53, who has a 3-year-old child; or Newt Gingrich, 68, who cultivates the dynamic statesman look with perfectly tailored suits.
I like to think of Sandra Fluke's contretemps with the madly admired Rush Limbaugh as, well, a fluke. She objected to his joke about her being "a slut" and "a prostitute," and, hesto presto, the part-time Georgetown University law student struck pay dirt. You object to my characterization of her as "part-time"?
His wife couldn't be there herself to accept her honor. So Mark Kelly, husband of recovering congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, spoke on her behalf. But, he made clear, his wife was still running the show.
The war between the sexes will never be easy to win because there are too many incentives for men and women to lay down their arms and call for a truce, if not a tryst. Nothing is more powerful than that image of Adam giving up all for Eve. He chose to leave paradise and work for a living rather than lose the woman he loved. (Besides, he couldn't spare another rib.)
The subjugation of women in the slowly evolving traditional Islamic society is "different in degree but not in kind from the opposition we see in this country in state legislatures to reproductive freedom as a basic human right," said Ms. Steinem in a discussion at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, according to the Associated Press. "Part of the commonality for me comes out of the profound recognition that it's all about controlling reproduction, and that means controlling women's bodies."