Paula Deen's Racism Is Our Good Ole Southern Fried Catharsis
June 27 2013 2:38 PM EDT
We don't live in a culture that embraces ritual sacrifice as a cultural, religious or social norm. But we do live in a culture where we enjoy seeing the downfall of decade-long empires crumble in mere days. ...
Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA -- For Better Or For Worse
June 26 2013 3:01 PM EDT
The Supreme Court ended what was a far from stellar week for justice in this country with a decision everyone has been waiting for -- the decision on the federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, and California's Proposition 8. ...
Raising the Barr: In Defense of Roseanne and Her Politics
August 16 2012 4:22 PM EDT
In the final moment of the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr that aired on Aug. 12, Barr took to the stage and sang the final two lines to our national anthem.
Grand Ole Threequel: The Conservative Politics of The Dark Knight Rises
August 02 2012 12:38 PM EDT
Rush Limbaugh recently accused The Dark Knight Rises of naming its villain Bane to draw attention to Mitt Romney?s ties to Bain Capital.
What Rape Culture Looks Like: Alien, Daniel Tosh, and White Male Privilege
July 19 2012 12:53 PM EDT
Many people believe that, unless a person has experienced some kind of physical or sexual abuse, they should keep mum on the subject. But there are successful ways for men to discuss rape.
We're Here, We're Queer -- We're Misrepresented
July 05 2012 3:53 PM EDT
What Cooper did in public should definitely not be called a coming out. It was a dragging out of a perfectly secure gay man -- a throwing of a Christian to the media lions.
A Show By Any Other Name: How We Sell 'Girls' Up the River
June 25 2012 2:47 PM EDT
Saying the word ?vagina? might get you in hot water if you?re a Michigan congresswoman, but the word is used a bit more liberally on television these days.
Sexism Reloaded: Female MCs Still Lacking Respect
June 15 2012 3:04 PM EDT
Rap Queen Nicki Minaj demanded respect from her peers by pulling out of Hot 97?s SummerJam, costing the radio station and the concertgoers. Is that a small price to pay to demand equal respect for women?