Tag Archives: war on women

GOP vs. Women = Pentheus vs. Bacchae

Euripides helps understand the right wing’s attack on women’s reproductive rights.

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How Right Wing Would Respond to Tess

Tess of the D’Urbervilles puts a human face on the dilemmas of rape victims. Romney/Ryan, take note.

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Women Still Treated as Hysterical

While an enjoyable romantic comedy set in Victorian times, the film “Hysteria” touches on issues raised by the GOP’s “war on women.”

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