Browsing Archives of Author »Nicole W.C. Yeatman«

Reminder: Political Parties Are Granfalloons, and So Is America

November 13, 2016

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There is far more that divides America than unites us—and that’s all right. There is more that divides women than unites women. There is more that divides immigrants than unites immigrants. And there’s more that divides any single political party than unites it. And that’s all right—because a cohesive collective of human beings is by […]

Women Know Exactly What Kind of Man Donald Trump Is

October 13, 2016

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He’s the kind of man you’d feel pity for if you weren’t so repulsed. He’s the kind of man who, as Michelle Obama put it, “stands just a little too close, stares a little too long so you feel uncomfortable in your own skin.” He’s the kind of man whom women don’t like to be […]

Let’s All Be Better Feminists, Okay?

August 16, 2016

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A feminist, in my opinion, is a person who accepts two basic premises: (1) women and men ought to be treated equally and (2) women and men are not currently treated equally. Without accepting the second premise, the first is an empty offering—a Hallmark card, an #AllLivesMatter. If there were no problem, there would be […]

What Mrs. Turner Didn’t Say

June 30, 2016

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I’ve been thinking about mothers and sons. “I don’t think I have been able to take a deep breath since this happened,” Carleen Turner wrote in her letter to the court after her 20-year-old son, Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. “My first thought upon waking every morning is, […]

Bill Clinton and the Vast Feminist Conspiracy

June 11, 2016

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The greatest trick Bill Clinton ever pulled was convincing the world to forget about Juanita Broaddrick. In 2014, Larry King claimed he’d never even heard of Juanita Broaddrick. “Hold up,” King told conservative TV host Steve Malzberg. “Stop! Bill Clinton was accused of rape?” It’s a pretty piece of devilry. As Bill Cosby slumps pathetically in […]

LEGOs For Everyone?

April 20, 2012

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LEGO recently decided to expand their product line to appeal more directly to young girls. Sounds good, right? WRONG. The new LEGO sets have curvier female figures, pink colors, and domestic settings—and they’re already the target of a pretty silly witch-hunt by feminist group the SPARK Movement. SPARK claims the sets promote a sexist, antiquated […]

Peggy Noonan’s War on Vulgarity

March 19, 2012

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The “war on women” is getting to be a bit of a drag. President Obama’s contraception mandate—and Rush Limbaugh’s moronic contribution to the debate surrounding it—has pundits tripping over themselves to prove who’s more misogynist: the Right or the Left? Peggy Noonan duly chimed in this weekend with her Wall Street Journal column, “America’s Real […]