I'm a poet. Who listens to poets? Nobody! But since it seems to me that very few other women (with some exceptions) are pushing back against this ongoing and universal assault on our sex, I've (yes!) written a poem of protest. Laughable? I intend to write more about this gender war.
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This is how we've learned to talk about our economy: as a matter of personal virtue and vice, from the overdrawn consumer to the one-percenter with the fifteen percent tax rate and some senators' private numbers in his iPhone.
The fact that the movement doesn't make demands of Wall Street -- or Washington, for that matter -- doesn't mean it doesn't have demands. It does, but they're not directed at Wall Street, or K Street, or Pennsylvania Avenue. They're directed at you.
One thing that is of interest is that many recent aid projects are mostly started by women and for women. Can this cause a positive shift in development? Or, could it create new problems which need to be addressed?
Caroline Kennedy is a fine lady, but Nick Kristof has it right regarding the aristocratization of American politics. Nothing's changed since my entry on this demoralizing phenomenon back in March 2001.