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Opinion L.A.It’s been something of a Great Dame weekend for me. First was my Saturday "Patt Morrison Asks" Q and A column with Gloria Steinem, the ground-breaking feminist, which you can read here. Whatever you think of her -- and judging from the e-mails I’ve...
Times Staff WriterDenver — FOURTH-year medical student Megan Lederer recently helped deliver a premature baby at barely six months gestation. The newborn was tiny, unimaginably fragile, but she survived. Caught up in the moment, Lederer didn't think about the...
Tags: Abortion, Education, Gynecology, Career and Workplace, Colorado
THE DEMOCRATS prayed for an October surprise and, like manna from heaven, a hypocritical, sexually disturbed Florida Republican dropped into their laps. They looked at the cyber-stalking ephebophile and said, "Behold, this is good." Overnight, Nancy...
Today's topic: Discuss Gloria Steinem's recent Op-Ed in the L.A. Times, in which she called Sarah Palin the "wrong woman" for the VP job. All week, Katherine Mangu-Ward and Amanda Marcotte discuss what Palin's candidacy means for women's issues and...
Maybe you were privy to an e-mail that was circulated, perhaps, by Chelsea Clinton this week. According to a post Tuesday by Emily Bazelon of the online magazine Slate, the e-mail's subject heading was "a must read ... send to every woman you know." The...
Paul found God on the road to Damascus. Columbus discovered America on his 32nd day at sea. Now, after decades in public life, Hillary Clinton has gone and found herself among the voters of New Hampshire. It was a genuine Sally Fields moment -- of the...
Special to The Times"THE JEWEL of Medina," a novel by journalist Sherry Jones, was originally to be published in August. But Random House decided to drop this historical romance about A'isha, the child bride of Muhammad, the founder of Islam, after an alarm was sounded by an...
Tags: Islam, Salman Rushdie, Education, Death, Censorship
Today's question: How, if at all, does Hillary Clinton fit into the modern feminist movement? Did the Clinton-Obama contest really raise important questions about gender and race? All week, authors Amanda Marcotte and Katha Pollitt discuss contemporary...
Tags: Culture, News Media, Auto Racing, Democratic Party, NASCAR
Times Theater CriticNOTHING gets the comic juices flowing like a workplace revenge fantasy. In "9 to 5: The Musical," an eager-to-please adaptation of the fizzy 1980 pop-feminist film, three female employees, tired of banging their heads against a low-hanging glass ceiling,...
Today's question: Is gender more a media obsession or a real concern of voters? How likely is it that former Hillary Clinton supporters will break for John McCain because of Sarah Palin? Previously, Mangu-Ward and Marcotte discussed whether a socially...
Today's question: Is a female candidate's performance as a mother truly off limits during a campaign? Previously, Mangu-Ward and Marcotte discussed the GOP’s downplaying of Cindy McCain's success as a businesswoman, the media’s focus on...
Tags: Sarah Palin, Culture, Sex, South Carolina, George W. Bush
Today's question: At their convention, Republicans ignored Cindy McCain's impressive business accomplishments and instead focused on her record of philanthropy. Why is a strong woman a good VP candidate but not a good first lady? Previously, Marcotte...
Tags: Sarah Palin, Michelle Obama, Local Elections, Culture, Breast
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