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Isn’t it obvious? We gave women the right to vote. As Raw Story reports: Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, a tea party activist that’s appeared several times on Fox News, and founder of an organization where Sean Hannity serves as an advisory board member, said in a sermon recently published to YouTube that America’s greatest mistake…

Note: I wrote a slightly different piece under this title on ye olde blogge back in August, but given the emphasis on discussion of contraception going on, I thought it was worth reiterating and mulling over further. When your specialty as a foster family is taking large sibling groups, you hear a lot of stuff…

One of our families favorite things to do is check out old cemetaries – my kids love to read gravestones and talk about the stories that came behind them. I love cemetaries – I find them comforting in an odd way, although I’m not fully sure I can explain why, and I’m glad that my…

On the 31st of October we will officially reach 7 billion people on the earth. Over the next week or two we’ll be talking a lot about population issues, and I wanted to start by doing a light revision of an article I wrote some years ago about a concept a lot of people don’t…

Perhaps the first widely read piece I wrote was entitled “Peak Oil is a Women’s Issue” and focused on the ways that an energy decline might affect women. At the time it was written (the earliest version appeared in 2004) the peak oil movement was largely a group of men, mostly geologists, oil men, a…

Today is the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, founded to celebrate the achievements of women. Founded in Europe to advocate for greater participation of women in the public sphere, International Women’s Day focuses heavily on those public sphere accomplishments of women – as political leaders, in education, in activism. Those are important and powerful…

In my recent essay “300 Years of Fossil Fuels and Not One Bad Gal” I wrote: …a narrative in which women’s entry in the workforce is responsible for our dramatic rise in fossil fuel consumption and carbon emissions can look superficially like a tool for those who would prefer that women go back home and…

If you haven’t seen this video by Richard Heinberg and the Post Carbon Institute, you should. In a lot of ways it is an excellent summary of the history of fossil fuels, entertainingly and creatively done. In some ways, it is extremely valuable as a basic educational piece. I’m very impressed with the clarity of…

As you know, Greer and I at times have our differences in perspective, but I think this week’s column is particularly acute, and offers up two point that I think are really essential to grasp when thinking of the future. The first is that technical feasibility is not all – that technical feasibility rests on…

She Farms

Many of us in the Global North probably have a mental image attached to the word “farmer.” Here’s a pretty good approximation of most of our impressions of what constitutes “the average farmer.” Most of us probably don’t realize that the “average farmer” on a world scale looks rather different. Here’s an approximate of what…