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: The 12-step program for discussing feminism and misogyny

There seems to be something of a 12-step program that one has to go through before being allowed to legitimately discuss such topics as feminism, misogyny or violence against women. The first to be heard from are usually the hallelujah chorus of men’s voices from the patriarchal left saying that they strongly support feminism as Read more…

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David Peterson: “In Larger Freedom” III

Last fall, as he suffered withering attacks from segments of the American and British media, and the U.S. Congress, Kofi Annan began holding–or being invited to attend—discreet meetings with a coven of “foreign policy experts” around New York City (and who knows where else), at least one or more of whom eventually leaked the story Read more…

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David Peterson: “In Larger Freedom” II

So: It appears that the UN Secretary-General’s newly minted report, In Larger Freedom: Towards Security, Development and Human Rights for All, isn’t all that serious about reforming the Security Council. I say this, because the Annan Report (pars. 169-170) takes the High-Level Panel’s recommendations (pars. 249-258) on Security Council enlargement and reform quite seriously, and Read more…

: Sexual Abuse Stats and an article about Pornography

Yes indeed I could overload you with statistics, but one should suffice: 99% of sexual violence is committed by men and 89% of the victims are women according to the U.S. Department of Justice. And the bell hooks book is an excellent explanation of feminism. So far as Condi Rice is concerned, I guess you Read more…

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David Peterson: “In Larger Freedom” I

According to the Report delivered last December by the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change, any changes in the composition of the Security Council, the one organ with the “primary responsibility…for the maintenance of international peace and security,” must embody the following principles (Par. 249): (a) They should, in honouring Article 23 Read more…

: Additional thoughts about your comments

Before going on, I do want to address a few more of the comments that were made in response to my initial post. First, Hesed makes the assumption that matriarchy means just switching places and having women control men. I’m going to recommend that you do a little research into matriarchal theory and history, Riane Read more…

: Thank you for the responses!

Thank you one and all for responding to my opening comments. It gives me a chance to get to know my audience and helps me to know how to frame my comments. I apologize for the slow response, I’ve had a horrible cold for the last few days and writing coherently has not been an Read more…

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Paul Street: “It’s All About the Grease”

Perhaps you have seen (to see again look at the H. Joseph AP story below – Story 1) that the Senate recently voted basically to allow oil drilling in the precious Arctic Wildlife Refuge – something that the… masters of imperial corporate petro-plutocracy have been lusting about for as long as I can recall. The Read more…

: New Blog: Violence Against Women

A few months after founding the Feminist Peace Network, I got together for dinner one night with one of our members to discuss the purpose of the group and what direction we ought to take. We talked a lot about the impact war has on women. It had gotten dark by the time we left Read more…

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David Peterson: Three Questions

First Question: If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one around to hear it, does it still make a sound? Second Question: If the American actor and Academy Award-nominated star of the film Hotel Rwanda, Don Cheadle, is “invited to join five members of Congress on their fact-finding mission to see Read more…

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