Monthly Archives: November 2010

“Racist Pussy”: Gender Slurs from the Left

Gender slurs operate like racial slurs in that they are sex-specific put-downs…My biggest disappointment on the left is Jon Stewart, the host of the super-funny and informative The Daily Show. He uses “pussy” and “bitch” with some frequency, and mixes in misogynistic remarks with otherwise sharp political analysis. Continue reading

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Five Myths About the 2010 Midterm Elections

The 24-hour punditry cycle has produced some narratives about the 2010 midterm election that are less than factual. I tackle four of them here.

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