Dare We Say


Despite Inequality, Women Refuse To Be Frozen Out At Box Office
09 May 2015

Despite Inequality, Women Refuse To Be Frozen Out At Box Office

  The smaller presence of women on the big screen reflects society at large.  Often, women are still relegated to a lesser seat at the big table.  Shocking when you consider author and commentator Anita Finlay’s comments that “Women are driving 60% of ticket sales today, yet it’s still tough to find story lines where we’re not window dressing.  Clearly we’re going out to see...

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Hillary Clinton Just Did Something Unheard Of On Criminal Justice Reform
08 May 2015

Hillary Clinton Just Did Something Unheard Of On Criminal Justice Reform

Have Baltimore’s protests owing to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody signaled a tipping point? Does the will exist to put muscle behind criminal justice reform or is this another tragedy destined to be buried by our relentless news cycle? Slate’s Jamelle Bouie makes the case that by Hillary Clinton vowing to put criminal justice reform front and center in her presidential campaign,...

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Beating Women Is Okay When You Have Enough Money
05 May 2015

Beating Women Is Okay When You Have Enough Money

Despite a number of groups boycotting the Floyd Mayweather fight owing to his history of domestic violence, his Las Vegas bout, for which he was paid $200 million dollars, went off without a hitch Saturday.  In fact, seats sold out in 60 seconds. How much longer are we going to ignore the truth about those who abuse women?  There are athletes in all sports who...

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Can Jeb Bush Buy The Presidency?
30 Apr 2015

Can Jeb Bush Buy The Presidency?

Early reports estimate that the Jeb Bush super PAC, Right to Rise, will raise an estimated $100 million dollars during its first 100 days – a record for any presidential candidate. Though Jeb Bush is not officially a candidate yet, activities by the PAC are raising eyebrows as it aims to take on some of the responsibilities normally reserved for a formal campaign, such as data gathering...

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29 Apr 2015

Are Women Making The Senate More Effective?

The U.S. Senate worked together to pass landmark Human Trafficking and Rape Protection legislation in a collaborative manner – something that stunned many and left the country wondering what it would take to make this a more common occurrence. Author and contributor Anita Finlay believes that this progress is because having more women in office is paving the way for effective communication. “They are able...

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Should Fraternities Be Abolished?
29 Apr 2015

Should Fraternities Be Abolished?

Members of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity from both Emery and University of Florida last week invaded an event for veterans and their families, spitting on wounded veterans and their service dogs, urinating on the American Flag. In a seemingly never ending horror show of sexual assault, battery, falls from heights, hazings, death by alcohol and acts ranging from foolhardy to criminal, author and commentator...

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Minimum Wage and Why It Costs More To Be Poor
22 Apr 2015

Minimum Wage and Why It Costs More To Be Poor

Raising the federal minimum wage remains a polarizing issue, even though 75% of American support doing so. Contrary to the myth that these jobs are held by teenagers, The Department of Labor states “88 percent of those who would benefit from a federal minimum wage increase are age 20 or older, and 55 percent are women.” Productivity has also vastly increased, yet wages remain flat....

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18 Apr 2015

The Daily Show Could Help Pass a Bill to Help Rape Victims

“The Daily Show aired a segment entitled “Parenting With the Enemy,” which exposed a shocking loophole that existed in 31 states as of last year.* In those states, a woman did not have the right to terminate the parental rights of her rapist, potentially exposing children conceived during a rape to violent attackers.” Per political strategist and commentator Shawna Vercher, this issue has caused concern...

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16 Apr 2015

Do TV Stereotypes Hurt Women?

In her latest column, The New York Times’ Maureen Dowd wrote: “Good Riddance Carrie Jamieson,” bidding a snarky farewell to Claire Danes’ character on the popular Showtime series “Homeland.” She’s not leaving the show – just the CIA. Notes Dowd, the CIA sisterhood is celebrating this since they are offended by her somewhat off-the-wall behavior. As author and actress Anita Finlay stated, “No woman who...

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Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Video Jam Packed With Subliminal Messages
15 Apr 2015

Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Video Jam Packed With Subliminal Messages

Newly-official Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had the nation talking when she opted to make the announcement of her candidacy via online video. As every word of the video was scrutinized by the media, author and commentator Anita Finlay said that the imagery made for a powerful message. “She featured an all-inclusive America…I loved the fact that it was like a melting pot.” Political strategist and...

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