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Our City at Work

I read your cover article on the city council with great interest [“Your City Council,” June 15], as I had just attended Wednesday’s City Council meeting, my first in 15 years. I think every citizen should go and observe our city at work. The first order of the day was the honorary recognition of outstanding […]

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Oh, Man

It always amuses me when Caucasian males discuss feminism. Noah Berlatsky (“Power to the Clueless,” March 2) makes a perfect example of cluelessness himself by beginning his review of a book on bisexuality with the line, “A largely bourgeois liberation struggle, feminism has always linked the pursuit of justice with the pursuit of self-actualization [. […]

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Who Sent That Spam?

Who Sent That Spam? Dear Reader, In Hot Type, Michael Miner has twice written about that “familiar piece of collegiate Internet humor,” the “Dear Doctor Laura” letter. It is being circulated widely and was even cribbed for the TV show The West Wing. According to Jim Hightower (one of my favorite social critics, quoted in […]

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Economic Suicide

To the editors: Perhaps as a commoner, I don’t have a full understanding of the basic principles of economics, but it seems to me that the plan for revitalizing 35th and State (“Black Metropolis,” April 9) is lacking one obvious component: a job base. Anyone with half an ounce of common sense knows that you […]

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Norman Dogged

To the editors: Once again, Norman Dog defies reality in favor of his particular brand of misogynist mythology. Once, he cast a wife as the threatening abuser shooting at her husband. “Do you always have to start as soon as I walk in the door?” says the poor guy. Granted, portraying women as the crazed […]

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Editors Give Bad Head

To the editors: That was a good review of the SisterSerpents “Rattle Your Rage” art exhibit in your Mar. 16 Calendar. But the headline was slightly misleading. “Women who hate men who have penises” should more accurately have read “Women who hate men who are dickheads.” (After all, my husband has a penis and I […]