Susan J. Douglas is a professor of communications at the University of Michigan and an In These Times columnist. Her latest book is "Enlightened Sexism: The Seductive Message That Feminism's Work is Done." She writes frequently on gender issues, media criticism and national politics.
Credit cards manage to further impoverish the poor, the working classes and women and are rife with hidden scams that benefit the financial institutions at our expense. The Bush version of Social Security will be just like this.
Mothers have no paid maternity leave, no universal healthcare, no comprehensive after-school programs, no genuine new support of our public schools. The right to control our own reproductive lives is under total siege.
Eighty percent of the hosts and a majority of those who listen to political talk radio are men. A new gender hybrid -- the male hysteric -- has emerged in these talk radio shows as a deft, desperate way to thwart feminism and take back masculine power roles.