Barack Obama today signed his first piece of legislation: The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act. This bill makes it easier for women and others who are being discriminated against to file complaints. Rather than discussing the details of the bill, which are readily available, I’d like to note the symbolism. During the primary, I […]
Category Archive for 'Feminism'
Here’s another excellent column by Leonard Pitts, in which he laments the refusal of most people to call themselves “feminist” even when they agree with, and benefit from, the goals of feminism. He compares this phenomenon to a similar one with the word, “liberal,”
“Feminist,” it seems, has ended up in the same syntactical purgatory as […]