Naomi Wolf (born 1962) is an American writer. At a relatively young age, she became literary star of what was later described as the ‘third-wave’ of the feminist movement and she is also known for her advocacy of progressive politics. Wolf was born in San Francisco, California in 1962. She attended Lowell High School and debated in regional speech tournaments as a member of the Lowell Forensic Society. She matriculated at Yale University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in 1984, and later at New College, Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar … (full text wikipedia).
Read: Fascist America, April 24, 2007, in 10 easy steps.
She says: “When you are physically detained by armed agents because of something that you said or wrote, it has an impact. On the one hand, during these heightened searches of my luggage, I knew I was a very small fish in a very big pond. On the other hand, you get it right away that the state is tracking your journeys, can redirect you physically, and can have armed men and women, who may or may not answer your questions, search and release you”. (full text, Sept. 13, 2007).
Read: Aux USA plus de 100 000 opposants sont interdits de prendre l’avion, Sept. 6, 2007.
Naomi Wolf – USA
The last few years have shown that the most effective way for western women to engage on these issues without risking cultural imperialism is to raise their voices and use their vote to insist that the international bodies such as the World Bank and the United Nations, as well as their own countries’ foreign policy, channel resources and respect to local women’s groups in the developing world so that those women can set their own agendas most effectively. Witness Madeleine Albright changing US policy on genital mutilations in response to African women’s activism. (full text, Sept. 11, 2001).
See also: tilting at left, tilting windmills, August 31, 2007); & her own website; & Naomi Wolf Resources; & The Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership (Wolf co-founded this women’s leadership organization); & Our attitude towards cosmetic surgery … , August 20, 2007); & “Hooking Up” Comes With A Price, Author and Feminist Naomi Wolf Tells DePauw Audience, Sept. 21, 2005); & The Silent Treatment, (not dated); & I had a vision of Jesus RELIGION: FEMINIST HAS SPIRITUAL, (Jan. 22, 2006).
I am happy to share with you in this space today and Wednesday the introduction to my new book, The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot. As the title implies, the book is a letter of warning to all Americans about the actions of the Bush administration and the threat these actions pose to our Constitution and our democracy. I hope that you will read this introduction and will be inspired to take action to help save our democracy, (full text, Sept. 10, 2007).
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At times like this, it’s better to be just one of the boys.