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  • Nothing unique in Akin's nonsense

    Nothing unique in Akin's nonsense
    Rep. Todd Akin's fame — more accurately, his infamy — now reaches all the way to the Congo. There, Eve Ensler, the award-winning American author of “The Vagina Monologues” and herself a survivor of rape, wrote an open letter...
  • Must there be a feminist frenzy at Super Bowl time every year?

    I'm beginning to wonder if there is a connection between the Super Bowl and heightened feminist frenzy. Last year, it was the Tebows' commercial celebrating life and the gift of children that had feminists all in a lather. This year it revolves around the...
  • Norman Lear: Occupy movement revives tradition of protest

    Norman Lear: Occupy movement revives tradition of protest
    I was recently shown a picture from one of the Occupy protests taking place across the country. It featured a young woman surrounded by police. She was the only protester in the picture, but she didn't seem intimidated. All by herself, up against the...
  • Ron Paul is no racist

    With regard to Robert Birt's claim that Ron Paul harbors racist views ("Is Ron Paul's 'conservatism' just plain old racism in disguise?" Jan. 9), the answer is a simple, "No." Mr. Birt writes that libertarianism "prefers a rapacious market over community...
  • Fake female empowerment vs. the real thing

    Fake female empowerment vs. the real thing
    Two items have recently burst onto the media scene: a movie called "The Iron Lady" about one of the greatest women in history — former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher — and a growing European recall of breast implants in danger of...
  • Transgender bill stirs fear, controversy in Baltimore County

    Transgender bill stirs fear, controversy in Baltimore County
    Jenna Fischetti picks a seat at a Baltimore County Starbucks where she can see who's coming and going. As a transgender woman, the 47-year-old is always on guard. "My head's on the swivel," said Fischetti, a freckled brunette. When she slips into a...
  • In the debate over contraceptives, women must speak up for their rights

    Kudos for Susan Reimer's excellent commentary on the availability of contraceptives for women ("In birth control debate, where are the women's voices?" Feb. 16). It amazes me that those who would be least affected — or not affected at all —...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Monday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Monday
    WEATHER Today's forecast calls for sunny skies, with a high temperature near 48 degrees. It is expected to be mostly clear tonight with a low temperature around 33 degrees. TRAFFIC Check our traffic map for this morning's issues as you plan your...
  • Bizarre implications of County Council's transgender bathroom amendment

    I am a transgender male (that is, female to male) person, and unfortunately, I had to work when the Baltimore County Council held a hearing on the bill to ban discrimination ("Transgender bill stirs fear, controversy in Baltimore Co." Feb. 20). If I...
  • Baltimore native played key role in Johnson's swearing-in

    Kenneth O'Donnell, aide to President John F. Kennedy, stepped into a small cubicle at Parkland Hospital, where Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson nervously waited with his wife and several aides to learn the condition of the president. Kennedy had...
  • Gender identity and bathrooms in Balto. Co.

    Gender identity and bathrooms in Balto. Co.
    Tuesday night, the Baltimore County Council has a chance to send a powerful message about equality and fairness to all Marylanders when it votes on a bill to extend the county's anti-discrimination laws to cover transgender people. In the county where...
  • Republicans wage war on women

    Republicans wage war on women
    Aspirins and short skirts and contraception, oh my! The last few weeks have seen a slew of Republican gaffes concerning women's sexuality. From Rick Santorum's billionaire supporter Foster Friess' waxing nostalgic about the good old days when women put...