Tag: New York City

Make Me More Like a Greek Woman

An op/ed in the Times this week is after my own heart — it looks at the problem of subway groping, and compares the reactions of New Yorkers and Greeks. Around the same time, I spent eight months doing research…

Subway Groping

Is nothing new, but I’m glad to see the New York Times writing about it, and the NYPD taking it more seriously. The article is especially interesting in its detailing of the defense mechanisms that female subway riders use: Most…

Identity Politics

Jo-Ann Mort has a piece in TPM Cafe about identity politics in Brooklyn’s 11th Congressional District. Mort lives in the district, as do I. But she comes to an entirely different conclusion about the race than I do. A little…

“You Still Want the Cookie.”

A group of middle-school girls in the South Bronx, tired of the lack of a comprehensive sex-ed curriculum (or, apparently, *any* sex-ed curriculum, since parental pressure has meant the school isn’t even implementing the state-required program), are taking matters into…

In Your FACE, Minneapolis!

Yeah, I’m pretty well sick to the teeth of the demonization of New York and New Yorkers as loud, pushy, mouthy, rude, dirty, inconsiderate, uncivil, what have you. The corollary to that is the lionization of the “Heartland” as the…

Because Street Harassment Is Not Ok

It is a rare occurence that I make it through a full day without getting harassed on the street by strange men. I can’t remember the last 24-hour period in which it didn’t happen — the only exceptions I can…

Any Woman Will Not Do

Ruth Bader Ginsberg does not want to be the only female justice on the Supreme Court. But, she says, “Any woman will not do.” There are “some women who might be appointed who would not advance human rights or women’s…