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Women and gender issues

Posts about various issues concerning women.

  1. Posts about the TV series “Castle”
  2. Oppression of women around the world, and what America can do about it
  3. Women soldiers
  4. Women on top of men in society
  5. The Mancession
  6. Rape in prison, a feature of American justice
  7. The rape charges against Julian Assange of Wikileaks

(1)  Posts about the TV series “Castle”

  1. Spoilers for “Castle”: explaining the finale & season 7. It’s a metaphor for America.
  2. What the TV show “Castle” teaches us about America, and ourselves — About our myths
  3. The TV show “Castle” challenges us to see our changing values. Most fans decline, horrified.
  4. “Castle” shows us marriage in America, a fault line between our past & future

(2)  Oppression of women around the world, and what America can do about it

  1. “The Return of Patriarchy“ – a classic article about demography, 5 June 2008
  2. Bernard Finel shows how to end the Af-Pak in days. Now. Guaranteed., 6 November 2009
  3. About honor killings, crimes of the community, 11 November 2009
  4. We destroy a secular regime in Afghanistan (& its women’s rights), then we wage war on the new regime to restore women’s rights. Welcome to the American Empire., 12 November 2009
  5. Today’s propaganda: we must fight in Afghanistan to help its women, 10 August 2010
  6. About our sudden concern for Afghanistan’s women (& the desperate search for a reason to fight), 12 August 2010
  7. A non-violent crusade giving rights to the world’s women!, 14 August 2010
  8. Subjugation of women anywhere threatens US national security!, 16 August 2010
  9. Justice for slavers (esp sex traffickers): hang them high!, 20 August 2010

(3)  Women soldiers

  1. The Real Revolution in Military Affairs (it’s not what you think), 14 November 2005
  2. 28 Articles: a guide to a successful insurgency against America, 7 May 2007 — About harassment and rape of women soldiers.
  3. Women as soldiers – an update, 25 August 2009

(4)  Women on top of men in society

  1. Women dominating the ranks of college graduates – What’s the effect on America?, 7 July 2009
  2. A better answer to “why women outperform men in college?”, 8 July 2009
  3. Update: women on top of men, 27 October 2009

(5)  Mancession

  1. Yes, it is a “mancession”, with men losing more jobs than women. Just like all recessions., 5 October 2009
  2. Update on the “mancession”, 2 December 2009

(6)  Rape in prison, a feature of American justice

These articles have all been mentioned on the FM website:

  1. Report of the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission, June 2009 — The Commission was established by the 2003 Prison Rape Elimination Act.
  2. Can Our Shameful Prisons Be Reformed?, David Cole, New York Review of Books, 19 November 2009
  3. Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities Reported by Youth, 2008-09“, Allen J. Beck, Paul Guerino and Paige M. Harrison, Dept of Justice, 7 January 2010
  4. News story about the above report:  “The Crisis of Juvenile Prison Rape: A New Report“, David Kaiser and Lovisa Stannow, blog of the NY Review of Books, 7 January 2010
  5. Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2008-09“, US Department of Justice, August 2010
  6. About the above report:  “Prison Rape: Eric Holder’s Unfinished Business“, David Kaiser and Lovisa Stannow, blog of the New York Review of Books, 26 August 2010

(7)  The rape charges against Julian Assange of Wikileaks

  1. Sad news about the CIA – Underestimating the skill of the government at covert ops?
  2. The full story of the rape charges against Julian Assange of Wikileaks, a possible covert op.
  3. Update to the Wikeleaks rape story, and why it’s important – If a covert op, it’s working.
  4. New and strange developments in the prosecution of Julian Assange (Wikileaks) – New but not more enlightening.
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