On #MooreandMe, Pt. I: How the Rhetorical “Rape Card” Silences Women

On December 15, Sady Doyle of Tiger Beatdown launched #Mooreandme, the Twitter hashtag protest designed to call out progressive icon Michael Moore, and while Moore has since clarified his views and voiced an apology to Doyle, the #MooreandMe tag lives on.

Jockeying over the legitimacy of the accusations against Assange has metastasized into wider debate about the nature of rape allegations everywhere, whether accusers/accused should be shielded behind anonymity, and whether women have an ace in the hole in the form of the so-called “rape card.” Read More On #MooreandMe, Pt. I: How the Rhetorical “Rape Card” Silences Women

Michael Moore Greases Wheels for Powerful Crony

Michael Moore, you’re acting like a douchebag.  I’ve defended you, I even wrote about your rousing plea to get my fellow liberals and me out to and vote in the primaries right here on Persephone. My dad was an autoworker for forty years, I believe in what you tried to do for people like him.  I’ve worked in human services, I believe in what you’ve tried to do for the average American who has been decimated by healthcare and a corrupt insurance system. Read More Michael Moore Greases Wheels for Powerful Crony

Michael Moore on Voting in Spite of Disillusionment

I enjoy Michael Moore in the way I enjoy Bill Maher, with a big old grain of salt.  As a moderate liberal lady, I do agree with the letter he sent today encouraging even the most disillusioned Dems to get out and do something anyway.  The news has been rich with stories of Dems not caring or wanting to participate, especially liberal ladies like myself.   Let’s all – liberal, conservative or independent ladies – prove the media wrong by getting out there and making our voices heard and our votes count.  Moore’s letter after the cut. Read More Michael Moore on Voting in Spite of Disillusionment