If you ask a Saudi Imam why women in Saudi Arabia can’t drive, he’ll say, ‘Because Islam demands it.’ But that’s absurd, because - first of all - Islam demands no such thing; and secondly, the only country in the world in which women can’t drive is Saudi Arabia. The inability to understand the difference between a cultural practice and religious belief is shocking among self-described intellectuals.
Oct 10, 2014
The Court is making the preposterous assumption that the People of the United States somehow silently redefined marriage in 1868 when they ratified the 14th Amendment.
Oct 06, 2014
Unlike some of the biggest NFL stars, [Hope] Solo - who is their counterpart in women’s soccer and someone touted as a role model - quietly goes about her business of keeping soccer balls from going into the net.
Sep 19, 2014
[Shonda] Rhimes has not just re-framed the stereotype of the ‘angry black woman,’ she has blown open what black female characters are allowed to do on television, including - most importantly - fronting a TV show.
Sep 20, 2014
Thirty-five is half a life. I can't lose the other half. I've lost so much living as a shadow of a person.
Aug 13, 2014
I wasn’t given a fair trial or anything. It’s sad that this process can be abused and that the university can totally change somebody’s life, with very little evidence...In the real world, rape and sexual assault are crimes punishable by going to jail - and rightfully so. Why is [campus sexual assault] left up to schools?
Aug 20, 2014
Scott Walker has given women the back of his hand. I know that is stark. I know that is direct. But that is reality. What Republican tea party extremists like Scott Walker are doing is they are grabbing us by the hair and pulling us back. It is not going to happen on our watch.
Sep 03, 2014
The anti-feminist egalitarians believe that, whatever feminism’s positive past gains, its dominant modern version is hostile to men and demeaning to women. They are right. I don’t like the “anti-feminism” label because of its common meaning of “anti-woman” or “anti-equality.” But, call it reformed feminism or egalitarianism, we need a movement for true equality — against both old-fashioned sexism and new gender polarization.
Sep 02, 2014
I think there’s a sexual awakening going on among Iranian youth that transcends class, transcends religious barriers [and] religious differences at the moment. I’ve seen it really trickle down. So I think society is slowly changing, but the biggest fear for people is getting in trouble with the regime - getting in trouble with the law.
Sep 02, 2014