Elly Schoen

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Meet the Woke Misogynist

I usually stretch a Tinder chat over days or even weeks, warily circling a guy to make sure he seems like a decent human. But on that sticky summer …

After the Women's March: six mass US demonstrations to join this spring

Organizers across the US are riding the momentum of the post-inauguration march to mobilize in solidarity with scientists, immigrants, LGBT people and more<p>Hope your feet aren’t sore yet, because come spring, there are major nationwide marches planned for nearly every weekend.<p>After the success of …

Women's March on Washington

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The Original ‘Nasty Woman’

For centuries, Medusa has been used to criticize powerful women. So it’s no surprise the mythological Gorgon has re-emerged this election cycle.<p>As a professor of English, I teach a humanities course on female icons in pop culture, and one of the first examples my students learn about is Medusa. A …

Daphne Bramham: Lessons for Canada from how the Koch brothers hijacked democracy

This was supposed to be the year that the American billionaire brothers, Charles and David Koch, bought the presidency in their zealous bid to …

The World Has a Sex Problem. It's Hurting Growth

Gender inequality in the developing world increases division in the rich world.<p>When it comes to identifying the causes of the two major economic problems currently facing the developed world -- rising inequality and a slowdown in economic growth -- sex is rarely mentioned. However, as far as Thomas …

Economics

The Brutal Truth About Being a Woman on Wall Street

<i>Maureen Sherry is a former managing director at Bear Stearns and author of Opening Belle.</i><p>I recently watched an old news clip of Gretchen Carlson, …

In Tibet, A Long-Banned Buddhist Rite Takes Place, But Not Everyone's Pleased

The Panchen Lama — the second highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism after the Dalai Lama — is performing an important ritual that has not taken place in Tibet for half a century, Chinese state media are reporting this week.<p>In this elaborate, 12-day event, known as the Kalachakra Initiation, some …

The Dalai Lama’s practical path to peace

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this op-ed included a quotation containing an incorrect word. The Dalai Lama told a group of activists that "external disarmament begins with internal disarmament," not "eternal disarmament begins with internal disarmament." This version has been …

Opinion: The hidden virtues of income inequality — and ‘poor doors’ in affordable-housing requirements

There is little doubt that income inequality is one of the great issues of our time. A new front has opened in the battle over whether the richer and …

Housing

Trump Won by Turning Bigoted Dog Whistles Into Megaphones

After suffering a devastating loss in Indiana (the Basketball Ring state), alleged Zodiac Killer Ted Cruz dropped out of the Republican presidential …

Republicans

Resilience Is Futile: How Well-Meaning Nonprofits Perpetuate Poverty

Two years ago, I was hired as a campaign coordinator for a community initiative in South L.A. I got the job because I’d been an organizer for labor …

Social Issues

Climate Change Is Forcing a New Manifest Destiny

I hate to say it, but I might be living at the wrong latitude—or at least, my kids certainly are. Reams of climate change reports—and a quick look at …

Climate Change

Only Bernie Sanders can break the power of capitalism in the US

Defining the US Democratic presidential race as a choice between economic and social justice was a masterstroke from Hillary Clinton. But Sanders has something that she lacks: the ability to build a movement<p>In its time the borough of Brooklyn has produced an iconic bridge, Mae West, Al Capone and a …

Middle-class

Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems

Financial meltdown, environmental disaster and even the rise of Donald Trump – neoliberalism has played its part in them all. Why has the left failed to come up with an alternative?<p>Imagine if the people of the Soviet Union had never heard of communism. The ideology that dominates our lives has, for …

Green Party

AP FACT CHECK: Clinton vs. Sanders on Wall Street

WASHINGTON (AP) — Her intent was to mar the voting record of her rival. But Hillary Clinton also cast aspersions on the presidential record of her …

Growing emergencies fueled by environment, war, say heads of Caritas

Michel Roy, General Secretary of Caritas Internationalis, is pictured April 6 in Montreal. (CNS/Francois Gloutnay, Presence)<p><b>Montreal —</b> Climate change …

Is There a Better Way to Think About Income Inequality?

One sociologist says that there’s too much of a focus on giving out more college degrees, getting more people married, and making elite workplaces more diverse.<p>By now, no one is debating the fact that economic inequality has grown substantially in the past few decades. It seems that almost every …

Ocean farmers are using technology to start an economic revolution and save humanity

I’m a fisherman who dropped out of high school in 1986 at the age of 14. Over my lifetime, I’ve spent many nights in jail. I’m an epileptic. I’m asthmatic. I don’t even know how to swim. This is my story. It’s a story of ecological redemption.<p>I was born and raised in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, a …

Aquaculture

It’s so much worse than Trump: The history of the modern GOP is a history of racism, bigotry and dog-whistles

The party of Lincoln? Sure, in 1858. Today’s GOP wants to pretend Trump is an outlier. They should look in a mirror<p>The denunciations are piling in. Not just Democrats and independents but countless Republican elected officials, pundits and party activists have announced their opposition to Donald …

This war is for America’s soul: Donald Trump, Paul Ryan and how wealthy white elites protect themselves

It’s the elites vs the people in this presidential campaign, and nothing less than democracy is at stake<p>Today’s political crisis is the latest phase of a conflict that began a century and a half ago. The fight is over two fundamentally different ideas about the nature of America. On one side are …

Why The Gender Leadership Gap Is So Much Worse For Women Of Color

For black, Hispanic, and Asian women, negative stereotypes and unconscious bias have widened the gender gap.<p>“From corporate boardrooms to the halls of Congress, from universities to the courts, from religious institutions to philanthropic organizations, men are simply much more likely than women to …

10 characteristics of people with high emotional intelligence

What is it about how certain people behave and interact, how they are "wired," that drives them to greater success than their peers?<p>More often than not, it is their emotional intelligence (EQ), their "ability to identify and manage the emotions of themselves and others."<p>There are critical ways that …

Your New Anti-Depression Medication: LSD

Shortly following its synthesis in 1938, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) fascinated mystic explorers of consciousness while wreaking havoc on those …

Lsd

How to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Kids: 7 Important Things to Teach Them

Emotional intelligence is the prerequisite to great relationships. Here's how to teach kids to develop them.<p>We all want our kids to be happy and successful, so it makes sense to work backward and figure out how to make that happen.<p>Step 1: <i>To be happy and successful, they need to develop great</i> …

Emotional Intelligence

Bernie's Right. Wall Street's Business Model Really Is Fraud.

<i>"I've said if the big banks don't play by the rules, I will break them up."</i> -- Hillary Clinton<p>Our nation's largest and most powerful banks have repeatedly engaged in widespread fraud, causing both individual suffering and a recession that millions of Americans are still living through today.<p>They …

On March 29, FRONTLINE Premieres “Saudi Arabia Uncovered”

<b>New FRONTLINE Documentary</b> <b>Is a Rare and Stunning Look Inside the Saudi Kingdom</b> <i></i><p><b>Saudi Arabia Uncovered</b> <br>Premiering on PBS and online<br>Tuesday, March 29, …

White men are under attack! or: When you're accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.

I would like to start out this article by apologising to all the straight white men who are reading, if there are even any of you left out there who …

The Five Ego Traps To Avoid in Meditation

With so many people joining the meditation revolution, what are some of the pitfalls to be avoided? Generally speaking meditation is meant to …