A male-female imbalance of 70 million has upset big parts of society in the two countries, and the problem probably won’t improve for a long time.
Just as men must re-evaluate the manner in which they pursue women, women must learn to discard the layers of socialization that teach us to value men's pleasure over our own.
Those who fight against neoliberalism must not settle for reforming a system that is as broken as it is dangerous. Any viable, transformative struggle will need a boldly democratic vision; durable, longstanding organizations; and strategies that make politics meaningful.
Incapable of thinking beyond military solutions to social problems, militarism absolves individuals and governments, if not the public, of the horror produced by the weapons it builds. Moreover, just as it erases the memory of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it suggests that the killing of hundreds of children in Gaza is a necessity.
Raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 should be a no-brainer. Republicans say it will cause employers to shed jobs, but that’s baloney.
The standard male narrative about flying solo to the top, bootstraps in hand, energized only by your own talents, always seemed a bit cockeyed to me. The female narrative was not so much self-effacing as it was realistic.
The iconic writer, who challenged conventional wisdom through 14 novels and numerous essays, died Wednesday from a brain injury. Vonnegut survived a nearly lifelong smoking habit only to succumb to a recent fall in his apartment. He once joked that he would prefer to die in a plane crash on Kilimanjaro and said he would avoid suicide "so as not to set a bad example for my children."