Do Conservative Women Deserve Respect Too?

Nearly each day there is another revelation about a man who abused women (and girls, and boys) and took advantage of his powerful position. Abusers banked on people staying silent and tolerating their behavior. The good news is that these days seem to be coming to an end: Powerful men are surely taking note that … Continued

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Why the Liberal Media Scolded the Cajun Navy Instead of Thanking Them

The “Cajun Navy“—the volunteer flotilla of hundreds of sport fishermen and duck hunters from the Louisiana bayous (plus a whole lot of Texans) who towed their bass boats and other shallow-water craft to Houston to help rescue stranded flood victims—had to be one of the most beautiful stories to arise from the devastation of Hurricane … Continued

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Why is the Media Sympathetic Towards the Women of ISIS?

A young blonde girl of eighteen once joined a legion of women fighting for a cause, listing among her motivations the need for the “feminine ideal of nurturance.” Over the course of the next four years, she and her fellow female devotees to the cause would marry leaders of the cause, immerse themselves in its … Continued

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Pop Culture’s Peter Pan Problem

In 1983, The Peter Pan Syndrome, a pop psychology book that examined the phenomenon of men who seem locked into perpetual adolescence, struck a chord in the culture and became a bestseller. Nearly thirty-five years later, the phenomenon doesn’t seem to be any less prevalent. Now, a recent op-ed for The New York Times suggests … Continued

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The Media’s Hypocritical ‘Concern’ for Trump’s Health

It’s sweet, really. USA Today’s healthcare policy reporter Jayne O’Donnell is very concerned about President Donald Trump’s wellbeing. In an article entitled, “Will Trump’s Exercise and Eating Habits Catch Up to Him as Stress Mounts,” she writes: He’s 71, holds down an incredibly stressful job, and is overweight. He doesn’t exercise. His eating habits are … Continued

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Conservatives Have a Problem with ‘Cosmo’, But It’s Not the One They Think

Readers have many reasons to critique Cosmopolitan magazine. But the article “7 Women Who Could Be Our First Female President” isn’t one of them. The list the magazine compiled includes Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Tammy Duckworth, Sheryl Sandberg, and Oprah. They are all Democrats, which prompted some conservatives to complain. One … Continued

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Is it Sexist to Call Women ‘Joggers’ Instead of ‘Runners?’

It’s marathon season, and so the nation’s streets are full of “joggers,” or so most headline writers in the U.S. would have us believe. In newspapers around the country, it’s not runners, but “joggers” that are assaulted by strangers, hit by cars, pelted with fireworks, or bitten by a rabid fox. I’ve been ranting about … Continued

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Behold the Media’s Photo-Propaganda

Recently, New York magazine published a profile piece on Donald Trump’s White House counselor and campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway. The profile itself is well-written, and overall I found it to be fair and interesting. That said, when I saw the accompanying photos, I couldn’t help but be taken aback. I’ve been a photographer for over … Continued

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