"To Muslim womens rights activists fighting for equal access to mosques as part of a broader campaign for reform from equal education for women and girls to freedom from so-called 'honor killings', the presidents visit to a mosque that practices such blatant inequity represents a step backwards."
Benghazi and its aftermath in some ways exemplifies foreign policy during the Obama years: the public never get a straight answer.
In 1998 the late Marjorie Williams wrote a brilliant piece for Vanity Fair on how the feminist movement had been "neutered" by President Bill Clinton.
While it is unlikely that anybody will ever toss a shoe at Barack Obama, and the media still treats him more gently than it ever did his predecessor, even Democrats know it: this presidency is ending badly.
We tend to think of the students who are creating mayhem on college campuses from Mizzou to Yale as successors to the sixties campus radicals who staged campus uprisings in their day. But what a falling off.
President Obama rightly hailed France as our oldest ally in his remarks immediately after the Parris terrorist attacks last week. And then he said this: "This is an attack not just on Paris, its an attack not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share."
The Censored Women's Film Festival, which is coming to the George Washington University campus, November 19-20, may sound like something that would have you donning a black turtleneck for an evening of French cinema. It sounds like something that would be feminists ideal cup of tea. But it is not.
Just in time for the presidential campaign, the media is reporting that the so-called gender wage gap between what men and women earn is growing.
During the Civil Rights era, some in my family worried that one of my relatives, who was "excitable" and "flew off the handle" easily, might do something untoward that would cover us with shame.
You see, argues the progressive administration, Brown should have known that the housing project was dangerous. She went there (to see her mother!) at her own risk. Such heartlessness from progressives?
New York Magazine rushed to the defense of Monica Foy, who in the aftermath of Officer Darren Goforth's murder, tweeted that he deserved it. The author, Jesse Singal, defends Foy as a "victim of a terrifying, right-wing internet-shaming."
Although a report by an Inspector General gives U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy a high score for her ethics, the celebrity ambassador appears to be appallingly at sea when it comes to running an actual embassy in a country that is important for the United States.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be the biggest loser if Donald Trump becomes president. She is--after all--a woman. He will say nasty things about her if she doesn't toe the line, though I am guessing she is as tough as Megyn Kelly, the debate moderator who has The Donald in a tizzy. I don't usually cry sexism but The Donald is special.
When Hillary Clinton climbed the stairs to board her Dessault Falcon 900 B aircraft--which burns 347 gallons of fossil fuel an hour--on the heels of delivering a rousing speech on fighting global warming, the air suddenly became thick with hypocrisy.
Do you often feel like you've been kicked in the gut when you get the day's news? I do, and this last week followed several brutal weeks with fresh, new kicks in the gut.
A republic such as the one born 239 years ago tomorrow requires a populace capable of citizenship.
In an era when rape culture, as it is known, is a feminist talking point, youd think that feminists would be lining up to praise the new law. You would be wrong.
No condolence note from President Obama yet...
And the solution is blindly simple.
She has both fired and been fired. Good.