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Tanya Domi

International

Nelson Mandela in Critical Condition

by Tanya Domi ● 5:55 PM June 23, 2013
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Nelson Mandela, the first African President of South Africa, is in critical condition in a hospital in his ancestral home in Pretoria Nelson Mandela,  the anti-apartheid leader of a revolutionary movement in South Africa that resisted through any means, the oppression of the apartheid system, a definatively cruel system of racial segregation–and went on to [...]

Analysis

West Point Says Rugby Scandal Action is Closed; Structural Sexism is the Problem

by Tanya Domi ● 3:20 PM June 22, 2013
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West Point’s latest scandal is symptomatic of a more basic problem–it is structually sexist, evidenced in women’s low numbers as cadets and staff and compounded by the Army’s under utilization of women and refusal to increase their numbers

News

UPDATE: Obama Appointee To Board Of West Point Slams Military Academy On Latest Sex Scandal

by Tanya Domi ● 7:51 PM June 20, 2013
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This week former Army Captain Sue Fulton issued an open letter to the Academy’s leadership for its mediocre handling of an infamous sex scandal involving the rugby team.

International

Watch: Secretary Kerry Delivers First LGBT Pride Remarks With Significant Focus On US Politics

by Tanya Domi ● 12:13 PM June 20, 2013
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Secretary of State John Kerry delivered his first Pride remarks at the State Department yesterday, curiously focusing mostly on domestic politics toward LGBT issues and the rapid, positive change in US public opinion

Arts

‘Sontag Reborn’: Unplugged And Fully Lesbian

by Tanya Domi ● 12:29 PM June 18, 2013
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New Yorker theater goers must see a tour de force performance by Moe Angelos who portrays a young, intellectually and erotically obsessed Susan Sontag — whose first loves were women — in “Sontag: Reborn”

Hillary Watch

Red Hot Hillary Drills Down on Women’s Equality; 2016 Speculation Abounds

by Tanya Domi ● 9:35 AM April 7, 2013
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Hillary Clinton reemerged this week with a bang, red hot, she delivered two speeches on her favorite subject. Clinton has a legacy to fulfill on women’s equality, whether she runs for president in 2016 or not

Civil Rights

Martin Luther King Jr. — Lodestar For America’s March Of Justice

by Tanya Domi ● 2:22 PM April 3, 2013
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45 years ago Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was cut down by an assassin’s bullet in Memphis, Tennessee. Today his message is just as relevant in 2013 as it was for a deeply divided American society in 1968.

Hillary Watch

Hillary Watch 2016: Tina Brown Endorses Clinton For President

by Tanya Domi ● 9:33 AM April 2, 2013
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Not a day goes by without national media reporting on Hillary Clinton’s immediate future, while seeking answers to the question–will she run for president in 2016? The New Civil Rights Movement joins the “Hillary Watch” obsession.

Analysis

DOMA Case Analysis And Arguments: A Lesbian Love-In Small Screen Celluloid Moment

by Tanya Domi ● 5:27 PM March 28, 2013
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It was lesbian heaven on the small screen celluloid world last night when Rachel Maddow kicked off her show with a loving treatise to Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during a segment filled with and defined by powerful women who have changed our world for the better.

Analysis

Growing Demand to Stop Gender Based Violence Marks International Women’s Day 2013

by Tanya Domi ● 4:05 PM March 8, 2013
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From the horrific rape of a young Indian woman in Delhi, India to the rapes of US military women in the United States, the world’s citizenry erupts in indignant opposition to the ugly specter of gender based violence that haunts women in every corner of the world

ENDA

Mr. President, Sign ENDA Executive Order; Call On Congress To Pass ENDA

by Tanya Domi ● 8:00 PM February 12, 2013
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GetEQUAL LGBT activists have been pressuring President Obama to sign an executive order extending non-discrimination for LGBT workers employed by federal contracts.

Discrimination

Women In Combat: Female Former Army Captain Speaks Out

by David Badash ● 9:00 AM February 12, 2013
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Tanya Domi is a former Army Captain who served her country, left with an honorable discharge in 1990, and now shares her thoughts on women serving in combat roles.

Analysis

Farewell Hillary For the Moment: Rest, Relax and Keep the Door Open to 2016!

by Tanya Domi ● 2:24 PM February 1, 2013
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Hillary Clinton departs her post as Secretary of State today to an unknown future. While millions of supporters wish her well, she no doubt deserves to take a long rest, as many fervently hope for a Clinton presidential run in 2016

culture

New Yorkers Chelsea Clinton, Chuck Schumer, Sonia Sotomayor, Play Key Roles in Obama Inauguration

by Tanya Domi ● 7:24 PM January 19, 2013
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New Yorkers Chelsea Clinton, Senator Chuck Schumer and Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor taking leading roles during the presidential inauguration weekend