This "wink, wink -- we all know women lie" masked as journalistic concern isn't just about Davis, but all of us. Words like "highly suspect" "evidence" and "verification," used in circumstances like this, leverage a diffuse and atavistic suspicion of women.
Most women fight wars on two fronts, one for whatever the putative topic is and one simply for the right to speak, to have ideas, to be acknowledged to be in possession of facts and truths, to have value, to be a human being.
If women and their bodies are not seen as subjects that are worthy of respect and protection validated by God, then abuse and violence of women can be considered justified. The Hebrew Bible suggests that God at one time ordained them.
A college campus has served as a place where women thrive and gender roles are constantly evolving and redefined. They can also feel unjust and unequal at times as a result of stereotyping and misogynistic behavior.
Guess who's not coming to dinner? In an invitation circulating this week, Governor Rick Perry is inviting some of his closest, wealthiest friends to a "Wild Game" dinner in Houston--just not their wives.