Battle of the Sexes

Why, other than the fact that this story involves a high-profile woman accused of domestic violence, are we featuring it here? It provides an opportunity to teach. Megan Welter, Iraq War veteran, recently signed cheerleader for the Arizona Cardinals, is now accused of domestic violence, but the twist is that she was the one who […]

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Dilbert Speaks an Inconvenient Truth

by Eubie on July 21, 2013

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Payback: Update on the Brian Banks Story

by Eubie on June 17, 2013

Brian Banks? He’s the former standout high school football star who had his career path to college (and professional) sports success interrupted by a ‘vacation’ of five hard at one of California’s many, many overflowing prisons (and another five on probation, including signing up as a sex offender) for a rape he did not commit. […]

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Prostitutes: They Know Not What They Do

by Eubie on June 6, 2013

In the last few years, the criminal justice system has been redefining prostitution into the more serious crime of sex trafficking. The idea is that all women (and the effort has been aimed almost entirely at female prostitutes) who work in ‘the life’ are coerced into it and exploited by their pimps (almost always men), […]

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Here’s a provocative article arguing that infidelity is not as bad as all that, especially since monogamy is essentially a social construct and we are not ‘biologically’ inclined to be faithful. The one thing we’d caution against is hypocrisy, our personal pet peeve. In other words, what’s good for the goose is good for the […]

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Male Victims of Sexism? Posh!

by Eubie on May 29, 2013

The Atlantic (one of our favorites) posted an interesting article today on men experiencing sexism, as though the thought just occurred to this esteemed rag after a hundred-and-fifty years in the biz! Kudos, muckrakers! It’s never too late to be the last one at the table.

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Working Moms

by Eubie on May 29, 2013

Wanted to toss this up for comment from the legion of UB followers out there! Mothers are now the top earners in 40 percent of all households. This represents a rather important societal shift. More mothers as top breadwinners, more single mothers, fewer marriages, more pressure on government and business to enact family-friendly policies to […]

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French director Francois Ozon, whose film¬†Jeune et Jolie¬†(‘Young and Beautiful‘) is up for this year’s Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and is winning big love from the critics, recently got into trouble with comments about sex work being a common fantasy of women. The backlash was immediate and scathing, and Ozon had to […]

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UPDATE: Arias is Guilty!

by Eubie on May 8, 2013

Not that this is much of a surprise, though you never know when it comes to the vagaries of juries. Jodi Arias has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting, stabbing, throat-cutting death of her sometime paramour Travis Alexander. From here, the jury still has some deciding to do about what punishment to […]

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Submitted for Your Approval…

by Eubie on May 6, 2013

Couple of articles worth taking a look at: one, an op-ed kind of piece about the insidiousness of ‘political correctness’ and how it’s reshaping American culture for the worse, and another about what is referred to as ‘benevolent sexism,’ as in the dangers of ‘positive’ special treatment for women. Haven’t quite worked it out how […]

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