Could America take a presidential ticket that has two white grandmothers?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 29, 2016


Just days ago, Hillary Clinton and Senator Elizabeth Warren campaigned together in Ohio. By all accounts, they seemed to be having a good time and so did the people who attended. So could a Hillary ticket really have a woman as vice-presidential pick? This question is really not about Senator Warren’s abilities so much as whether … Continue reading “Could America take a presidential ticket that has two white grandmothers?”

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Obama’s win revealed America’s racism. Will Hillary’s run show its sexism?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 11, 2016


Could Hillary’s run for president change the US in the same that happened with Barack Obama? I mean latent sexism coming to the fore just as Mr Obama’s 2008 election victory exposed America’s latent racism. Everyone read the results of that 2008 election wrong. Everyone thought America was in a post-racial phase, a glorious time … Continue reading “Obama’s win revealed America’s racism. Will Hillary’s run show its sexism?”

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How strong is the ‘woman’s card’ that Donald Trump hates so much?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 4, 2016


How strong is the “woman’s card”, that Donald Trump insists Hillary Clinton is playing? ** The United States has never elected a woman as president ** Women hold just one-fifth of the seats in the Senate and 19 per cent of the House of Representatives ** Women account for less than 25 per cent of … Continue reading “How strong is the ‘woman’s card’ that Donald Trump hates so much?”

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Trump playing ‘men’s card’ as he sees the ‘woman’s card’ in Hillary’s candidacy

by Rashmee

Posted on April 30, 2016


There are two things to say about Donald Trump’s “woman’s card” snipe at Hillary Clinton and both of them have been said impeccably by Senator Elizabeth Warren. “Donald Trump clearly feels threatened by Secretary Clinton’s qualifications to be president, so he’s attacking Hillary Clinton for being a woman,” said Ms Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat. And … Continue reading “Trump playing ‘men’s card’ as he sees the ‘woman’s card’ in Hillary’s candidacy”

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#NYFW Fashion no longer meant to dress up reality but to help us survive it

by Rashmee

Posted on February 21, 2016


It was New York Fashion Week and no one mentioned that clothes are becoming big, disconnected from the body and designed not to  put a gloss on reality but to help us survive it? Robin Givhan, The Washington Post’s very switched-on, cerebral fashion editor, is surprised. There’s a reason that Ms Givhan won the 2006 … Continue reading “#NYFW Fashion no longer meant to dress up reality but to help us survive it”

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Nonsense, Hillary Clinton’s likeability gap isn’t a sign of mass misogyny

by Rashmee

Posted on October 13, 2015


The things that politicians do, to convince people they’re nice. Really nice. Inside. Consider Hillary Clinton. She recently appeared in a Saturday Night Live skit as a bartender, dispensing drinks and mindless chatter to a fake version of herself (played by Kate McKinnon). Mrs Clinton and her team seem to have identified the likeability gap as crucial … Continue reading “Nonsense, Hillary Clinton’s likeability gap isn’t a sign of mass misogyny”

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#Hillary was always a winner from back then, but that’s no reason to win this

by Rashmee

Posted on August 20, 2015


In all the chatter about Hillary Clinton – and whether she should be elected president – it’s easy to forget just how much of a winner she’s always been – and how this coincided with a time when opportunities for women were beginning to expand. I was reminded of this by a Bloomberg article titled … Continue reading “#Hillary was always a winner from back then, but that’s no reason to win this”

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@JemayelK & end of discussion: Outrage makes for ‘sham of discourse’

by Rashmee

Posted on June 15, 2015


Jemayel Khawaja @JemayelK, managing editor of Thump (from the Vice group) metaphorically shakes his head over the “culture of outrage”. He writes: “On the internet, you are the judge, jury, and executioner, and you can enact your verdict with a single click. As this week’s frenzied uproar on social media surrounding Lithuanian house producer Ten Walls’ idiotic comments about … Continue reading “@JemayelK & end of discussion: Outrage makes for ‘sham of discourse’”

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What do you call a man who says he’s a woman now? Caitlyn Jenner

by Rashmee

Posted on June 8, 2015


What do you call a man who says he’s now a woman? Two words, actually. Caitlyn Jenner. or Hot potato. A hot political potato, that is. For the Republican Party. Its presidential candidates are being asked to comment on the transformation of Olympic decathlon star  and reality TV figure formerly known as Bruce and it’s tying them … Continue reading “What do you call a man who says he’s a woman now? Caitlyn Jenner”

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Barack Obama has the most women ambassadors of any American president

by Rashmee

Posted on April 19, 2015


Speaking of a country sending a female envoy to the world, President Obama has appointed the highest percentage of women to ambassadorships – 116 of 367 or 31.6 per cent.That’s pretty amazing. Diplopundit, the self-confessed “obsessive observer” of the US State Department has a chart courtesy Philip Arsenault within a blog (click here for both) going all … Continue reading “Barack Obama has the most women ambassadors of any American president”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, UK and US