Long before there were pink protest hats, or “Notorious RBG” T-shirts celebrating Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, women on both sides of the Atlantic were making fashion statements about feminism. On Dec. 5, 1908, at Royal Albert Hall in London, David Lloyd George gave a speech that went on for more than two hours. As he wound down, it became clear that the Lloyd George — a top official in Britain’s ruling party and later the prime minister — was not going to address one of the most pressing issues of the time: Women’s suffrage. A cry went up: “We want deeds, not words!” Helen Ogston, a 25-year-old Scottish woman wearing the green, violet, and white sash of the suffragettes around her shoulders, flowers in her hair, stood up and excoriated Lloyd George. As Royal Albert Hall guards approached, she pulled out a dog whip and began hitting the men. They dragged her from the stalls; one of them, she said later, pushed the lit end of … [Read more...] about Is feminist fashion helping women?
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CULTURE & ARTS 12/21/2018 04:18 pm ET Welcome to Genovia. And Aldovia. And Belgravia. And Madelvia. And Baltania. By Emma Gray All that stands between you and your handsome prince is this blog. Welcome To HuffPost’s Rom-Com Week. Boy meets girl. They fall in love. Boy turns out to be the ascendant monarch of a tiny European principality. After some hijinks, girl becomes a princess. They live happily ever after … in Aldovia. Or Belgravia. Or Cordinia. Or Calpurnia. It’s a love story for the ages. Even in 2018, the princess fantasy remains an intoxicating one, repeatedly foisted upon women by way of formulaic romantic comedies. A royal love story is a tale as old as time, or at least as old as David stalking Bathsheba. Because our country is a plutocratic republic and not a monarchy, American makers of rom-coms have been faced with a choice: Either take the crowns off the principals and do a royal romance in civilian clothes (Audrey Hepburn’s … [Read more...] about The Fake European Countries Of Royal Rom-Coms: A Non-Exhaustive Atlas And Political Guide
Dr. Ron Daniels By Dr. Ron Daniels, President of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century and Distinguished Lecturer Emeritus, York College City University of New York For much of my life’s work as a social and political activist, I have been a proponent of independent Black politics and the creation of a progressive, independent, third force in American politics as a vehicle to advance a visionary politics of social transformation; a politics which will not emerge from the dominant, mainstream political Parties. Back in the day, progressive activists hoped that Rev. Jesse Jackson’s historic, electrifying and progressive Presidential campaigns in 1984 and 1988 and his Rainbow Coalition would evolve into a third force; a formation which could undertake an inside/outside strategy by supporting acceptable Democratic candidates as well as endorsing or running independent candidates to advance a progressive agenda. But, for reasons too numerous to recount, this was not … [Read more...] about Can the Working Families Party Emerge as the Progressive Third Force in American Politics?
The Pajaro Valley lies about 100 miles south of San Francisco. Its rich soil, abundant groundwater, and unusually long growing season make it one of the most productive agricultural regions in the United States. For years its main population center, the town of Watsonville, produced most of the frozen food on the nation’s dinner tables. Thanks to an insipid television commercial, millions of Americans in the 1950s knew it as “the Valley of the Jolly Green Giant.” The Green Giant doesn’t live there anymore. He moved down to Mexico in the 1994, when Bill Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement, and most of the domestic frozen food industry went with him. Watsonville no longer calls itself “the frozen food capital of the world.” But in the mid-1980s, when the industry was still robust, 1,000 mainly Mexicana workers waged a successful 18-month strike against Watsonville Canning and Frozen Food, the town’s oldest and largest plant. … [Read more...] about The Necessity of Organization: The League of Revolutionary Struggle and the Watsonville Canning Strike : Indybay
Joshua Jongsma and Keldy Ortiz North Jersey Record Published 11:26 p.m. UTC Sep 3, 2018 The founder of the New York City-based Women's Civil Liberties Union organization has been charged in an alleged abduction of her 14-year-old child in Glen Rock, police confirmed on Monday. Karin Wolf was arrested in Connecticut on Friday following a nine-day investigation by Glen Rock police and law enforcement in North Carolina, Virginia and Connecticut, said Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann. The Glen Rock teen was found in good health and is being cared for by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families pending a return to New Jersey, Ackermann said. Wolf, who has addresses in New York and Connecticut, was charged with interference with custody and contempt of court, Ackermann said. As of Monday, the 46-year-old remained in custody at York Correctional Institution for women in Connecticut. The Women's Civil Liberties Union is a nonprofit "dedicated … [Read more...] about Founder of Women’s Civil Liberties Union accused of abducting her child in Glen Rock