Stumbling Toward Enlightenment

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06/05/2011
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The Smurfette Principle

“The Smurfette Principle is the tendency for works of fiction to have exactly one female amongst an ensemble of male character, in spite of the fact that roughly half the human race is female. Unless a show is purposefully aimed at a female audience, the main characters will tend to be disproportionately male.” Continue reading

27/09/2010
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Muslims Report Rising Discrimination at Work

Polls have shown that many Americans feel a growing wariness toward Muslims after the 9/11 attacks and after years of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mosques and Islamic community centers in the United States — most prominently one proposed near ground zero in Manhattan — have faced substantial opposition. And a Florida pastor received national attention this month for threatening to burn the Koran on Sept. 11. Continue reading

07/08/2009
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Another Hurdle for the Jobless: Credit Inquiries

“How do you get out from under it?” asked Matthew W. Finkin, a law professor at the University of Illinois, who fears that the unemployed and debt-ridden could form a luckless class. “You can’t re-establish your credit if you can’t get a job, and you can’t get a job if you’ve got bad credit.” Continue reading

14/02/2009
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Don’t Divorce Us!

As Americans who believe in the rule of law and fundamental civil rights, we know that Ken Starr and the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund’s shameful attempt to nullify equal protection and all these bonded unions will be condemned in the eyes of history. We know that, ultimately, love will prevail, no matter how hard they try to fight it. Continue reading

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