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Birth control and being human

The war against birth control is a war against the idea that women are actually human beings who have a right to control their fertility and plan when and if to have a child. Continue reading

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Revolt and retrogression at home

Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2014-2015: From the U.S. to Ukraine, crises and revolts call for philosophy. II. Revolt and retrogression at home. A. Women under attack. B. Many dimensions of revolt Continue reading

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May-June 2014 News & Letters online

May-June 2014 News & Letters online: “From the U.S. to Ukraine, crises and revolts call for philosophy”; “Unchaining the revolutionary dialectic”; much more… Continue reading

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Women fight for freedom against growing retrogression

While experiences in the squares of the Arab Spring, in Turkey’s Gezi Park, in the streets of Spain and Greece, and in the U.S. Occupy Movements have revealed moments of what new human relations between women and men could look like, those moments of hope and exhilaration have been followed by devastating reaction and retrogression. Continue reading

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Review: Sweetening the Pill

Sweetening the Pill: or How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control by Holly Grigg-Spall has provoked controversy among feminists, especially over its contention that the birth control pill and other hormonal contraception are unsafe. Continue reading

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Ex-Pope Benedict’s reactionary career

From the March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: World in View by Gerry Emmett Ex-Pope Benedict’s reactionary career Pope Benedict XVI’s sudden resignation announcement on Feb. 11 took the world by surprise. It is the first time in almost … Continue reading

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From India to Egypt to U.S., women fighting for freedom

From the new March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: Lead From India to Egypt to U.S., women fighting for freedom by Terry Moon Two recent events have shown the deep and seemingly intractable worldwide oppression of women and, at … Continue reading

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