On the 12th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Patriot Act, a group of whistle-blowers, activists and politicians from across the political spectrum are participating in the "largest rally yet" against unchecked NSA spying.
According to the author of "Vagina: A New Biography," we are undergoing an "unprecedented struggle" among women, their bodies and sexuality. Citing recent examples including the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, the frenzy over "virginity tests" in Egypt and recent efforts in the U.S. to legislate the female body, Wolf argues that female sexuality is being targeted around the world.
In the course of writing her new book, “Vagina: A New Biography,” author and activist Naomi Wolf discovered research in neuroscience that strongly suggests that “the vagina is not just a sex organ at all, but a powerful mediator of female confidence, creativity and the sense of the connections between things.”
Did Naomi Wolf get her facts straight in her Guardian report about American mayors acting in cahoots with the Department of Homeland Security in their recent crackdowns on OWS encampments, or did she engage in a little journalistic extrapolation? Those aren't the only two options here, but at least one noteworthy (more).
Author and feminist Naomi Wolf, whose dedication to helping protesters understand and exercise their rights got her arrested outside a private, black-tie event, is our Truthdigger of the Week.Author and feminist Naomi Wolf, whose dedication to helping protesters understand and exercise their rights, got her arrested is our Truthdigger of the Week.
Truthdig contributor Madison Shockley reports that the author and political consultant was arrested after leaving a Huffington Post event in lower Manhattan honoring New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
For his part, Stephen Colbert doesn't see Naomi Wolf's point about Blackwater USA's recent shameful shenanigans in Iraq somehow heralding a fast-approaching era of fascism in America. Instead, the faux-pundit believes the trend is more toward "a bull market for shooting people" these days.