Uncensored

Get your goat

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Now that urban chickens have come to roost across most of Boulder County, it’s time to look at changing city ordinances with regard to goats. Yes, goats...

Foreskin follies

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Last year, when I wrote a column supporting an end to routine circumcision of male newborns, I got a letter from a reader who blasted me for being hypocritical. How can you support freedom of choice for women, the reader asked, and not support freedom of choice for ...

Sluts like us

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If women don’t want to be raped, they shouldn’t dress like sluts. That’s what one Toronto constable had to say to a group of college students during a safety orientation in January...

To cut or not to cut?

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When Russell Crowe apologized for tweeting that “circumcision is barbaric and stupid,” a lot of us were left wondering not only why his opinion on this issue constituted news, but also why he felt the need to apologize. Certainly, he expressed himself without tact, ...

Defending divorce

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It’s almost time for the legislative session to begin in Colorado, which means it’s time for those “small government” Republicans to search for new and more intrusive ways to meddle in your life...

Giving birth in chains

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  I first learned about the shackling of inmates in labor back in 1999 after Amnesty International did its study of the issue and made its findings public. What I read in that report, titled “Not Part of My Sentence: Violations of the Human Rights of Women in ...

A tale of two sexes

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It is the best of times. It is the worst of times. For women, that is...

Saint Melinda

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Melinda Gates is my new hero. In fact, I think she should be canonized as the Patron Saint of Voiceless and Vulnerable Women...

Pantywaist politicians

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The Colorado Court of Appeals has ruled that elected officials can vote by secret ballot on controversial issues, even during public meetings. Specifically, the court upheld the dismissal by a lower court of a lawsuit against the City of Fort Morgan, claiming that ...

Birth belongs to women, not doctors

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"Mom defies doctor, has baby her way,” the CNN headline read...

New Age outrage

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It’s a terrible lesson the New Age community has been dealt. Whether that lesson has been learned remains to be seen...

Howard Zinn, the people’s historian

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On Jan. 27, America lost Howard Zinn. A World War II bombardier, a historian, an author and professor, Zinn challenged the way Americans look at their nation and themselves with the publication of his 1980 book A People’s History of the United States. Though right-...