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Bernie, Trump, and the White Guys

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By Lisbeth Freeman

This Presidential campaign season has been nothing if not revealing.  Revealing of the anger of our people.  Revealing of the enduring nature of our -isms: racism, sexism, heterosexim, xenophobia, isolationism, . . ..  Revealing of our attraction to simplistic solutions to intrenchable problems.  Of course, those of us who consider ourselves liberals, lefties, even moderates can easily point to those on the Right as being the source of those societal ills.  But perhaps the most revealing aspect of this campaign season is the strength of sexism and racism in both political extremes.

Trying to parse the dynamics of demographic trends is difficult, perhaps impossible, work.  But we can see certain dynamics rise above the fray, and those trends require further examination.  Here, in this political season, that dynamic is the predominance of white males in both extreme camps – the followers of Donald Trump and Senator Bernie…

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Abed Mahfouz Spring Summer 2012 Haute Couture Collection

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Abed Mahfouz was brought up in a family working as tailors, so, it was normal to help them in sewing and to love the fashion industry.  His gowns are of special taste of cal elegance yet with eye-catching details. The dresses can be wearable to the Arab and the rest of the world women for their great and professional accessibility. Bridal dresses are made of smooth fabrics that have a shiny effect over the body. At the same time, the designer’s main philosophy is to show the bride as a princess shinning in her garment.

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Nigeria’s Military Knows Location Of Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram: Defense Official.

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Nigeria‘s Military Knows Location Of Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram: Defense Official.

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From The Huffington Post & | MICHELLE FAUL:

Associated Press Writers Bashir Adigun in Abuja and Will Lester in Washington D.C. contributed to this report.

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s military has located nearly 300 school girls abducted by Islamic extremists but fears using force to try to free them could get them killed, the country’s chief of defense said Monday.

Air Marshal Alex Badeh told demonstrators supporting the much criticized military that Nigerian troops can save the girls. But he added, “we can’t go and kill our girls in the name of trying to get them back.”

He spoke to thousands of demonstrators who marched to Defense Ministry headquarters in Abuja, the capital. Many were brought in on buses, indicating it was an organized event.

Asked by reporters where they had found the girls, Badeh…

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Misogyny & All Women

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Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. 1 Corinthians 14:34

I want to start this by sharing what I listened to while writing, it has taken me three days to form my thoughts around this subject so they were palatable for mixed company. While I worked through them I listened and sometimes watched as well.


I struggled with how I would approach the subject of women, society and culture. Of what it means to be a woman today nearly anywhere in the world. It would be easy to put my pragmatic hat on, pull out the statistics and studies, don’t worry I might still give you some of those, but at the end of it that doesn’t really speak to the truth. The truth is, being a woman of…

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