This world really needs a new feminism, and the editors and contributors are right on to ground feminism in social movements dealing with real life and not just the simulacra of representational politics. But saying that all issues are women’s issues because women are involved or are leaders misses the point.
If we're to believe the more prominent organizing groups and leaders in the anti-war movement, we will conclude that the traditional processes, in which the vast majority of anti-war activists participates, is a success in itself - a cause for celebration. To the extent that the powerful are recognized as deliberately engaging in unjust behavior, we would conclude that these traditional processes are "speaking truth to power" or registering dissent in some noble way.
Even if Michael Jackson is guilty does this mean that he ought be publicly persecuted by Corporate News Media? Does this mean that every rumor mongering media hound and paparazzi person ought indulge their predilection for dirt as they stalk around to find it? Is this not a major reason that many fans are cheering him on against the unfair exploitation of press? We now know the weasel motives of the press corps’ prostration to the Iraq war will no stories or photography.
The GOP 's iron-fisted discipline led to the takeover of Congress, the White House and a slew of state capitals. That's why dissident Republicans rarely open their mouths -- there is always a price to pay.