Monthly Archives: January 2019


The Slut-Shaming of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

I had to look it up. What is slut-shaming and does it apply to attitudes or remarks regarding the youngest member of Congress, 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? The resounding answer is, Yes. Slut-shaming refers to criticizing a woman for allegedly violating gender expectations, for behaving in ways that someone, often males, thinks […]


Congress to Create Commission to Investigate Response to Hurricane María

Senate Democrats plan to introduce a bill to establish a commission to investigate the federal response to Hurricane María in Puerto Rico. The legislation is pushed by Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-NY, who last year tried to jumpstart such a commission along with Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss. In the Senate, […]