Emily Douglas is the senior editor at TheNation.com, where she also blogs. A frequent contributor to the Women’s Review of Books, she has written about politics, culture and the law for The Nation, The American Prospect, The LA Review of Books, and RH Reality Check, and has appeared on Al Jazeera’s Inside Story and the Melissa Harris-Perry Show. She is a former associate editor at RH Reality Check. Before beginning her work in media, Emily worked in legal advocacy and education at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders. Emily is a co-founder and board member of WAM!NYC, the New York City chapter of the national media justice group Women, Action and the Media. She tweets at @EmilySDouglas.
How did the straight, white guy win the Democratic mayoral primary in New York City?
Nope. Just like the majority of Americans, they cast their vote for the candidate they trusted to fight rampant economic inequality and keep the recovery going.
The vice-presidential debate gave us a prominent Catholic politician going on record that faith and respect for women’s own decision-making don’t have to be opposed.
Catholic hospitals net billions in federal funding—yet demand special public policy just for them.
Backing policies that enable to women to access health insurance, earn fair wages, pay for college, start a small business: that’s showing respect.
Whoever takes the helm at NARAL have to face intractable political realities. But will she also seek to develop for the movement a vision of what should be, not just what is?