Author Archive | Joanne Bamberger

NY Gov. Paterson Meets With Hillary Clinton And Her Successor

Kirsten Gillibrand was “Porky” and Hillary Clinton is “Old.” Hello, Sexism 21st Century Style

Hillary Clinton is old.  U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was fat. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is ugly. Even fictional political women get bashed for their wardrobe choices. When it comes to criticizing women politicians who put a “D” beside their names, that’s the kind of insightful political commentary their opponents like to make, either to persuade […]

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Woman in fear of domestic abuse

Janay Palmer: An Abuse Victim Taking the Blame

When the domestic abuse story of Ray Rice and Janay Palmer first surfaced this summer, someone on the Baltimore Ravens’ Twitter feed decided it was a good idea to suggest that maybe Janay, Rice’s then-fiancee, and now his wife, should take some of the blame.  In a now deleted tweet, that can still be seen […]

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Who Revoked Joan Rivers’ Feminist Card?

Joan Rivers was a woman who made her way in the comedy world at a time when few women were able to. The thing that distinguished Rivers was that she did her comedy her way without adhering to what was deemed the acceptable style of the time. She was no sweet Mary Tyler Moore on […]

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Another White Guy for “Meet the Press”?

Oh, mainstream media. You have done it once again.  It seems that you just can’t help yourself when it comes to promoting white guy after white guy, especially for your signature shows. Rumors have been swirling that David Gregory is on his way out as host of “Meet the Press.” In many ways that’s a […]

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