DIVORCE, NORTH KOREAN STYLE

(This is the fifth in an original series about new wave feminist writers in Korea whose work has started to reach English language readers via superb translations.) ANDREA PLATE WRITES — Thirty-eight years. That’s how long it took for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to approve, for publication in…

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WAR CRIMES DEBATE: HOW A COLLEGE CLASSROOM WENT FROM KNOWING EVERYTHING TO DEALING WITH THE COMPLEXITY OF DEMOCRACY

Andrea Plate Writes — I just concluded a three-year run teaching “Gender and the Military” at a major Southern California university. For three years, I thought I knew what I was talking about. Fifteen years as a licensed clinical social worker at the Department of Veterans Affairs; author of ‘Madness’,…

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ASIAN MISERY: BRAINLESS ABOUT THE HOMELESS, THE GOVT. IQ DEFICIT

ANDREA PLATE WRITES – What population will be hardest hit by the proposed White House crackdown on homelessness in California? Asian Americans. Consider these facts: Asian Americans are the fastest-growing major racial or ethnic group in the United States.  They are also the fastest – growing homeless population in San Francisco and LA. Homelessness…

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