Mr. Lisa's Opus

What is Neoliberalism?

A Brief History of the Betrayal of Feminism by women in the One Percent.

"Why did Hillary Clinton endorse Cuomo over Cynthia Nixon?" May 24, 2018

Trickle-Down Feminism (2013) Trickle-down economics

Neoliberal 2013 interview on feminism (CEO quotas; "has a real problem"; "problematic"; "intersectionality") on BBC radio with Anne McElvoy

Do you notice how none of these words, or words like "representation" "diversity," or "multiculturalism" have any politics attached to them, how empty of any ideational content, how Republicans use as much as neoliberal Democrats do? Nearly everything now seems to express the unconscious of the one percent, as does Melania Trumps's jacket below.

Trump's Right Wing, Torturer CIA Chief. A woman! And "liberals" are fine with it.


Trump's Nominee to Lead the CIA Divides the Resistance

"Facebook Feminism, Like It or Not"

Susan Faludi No. 23  August 2013

"Glass Ceiling Women"

Lean In Feminism, as brought to you by FORD and TIME MAGAZINE!

The Randomly Selected Ford Sponsored LIST of FIRSTS INCLUDES NIKKI HALEY! And Madeleine Albright. And Hillary Clinton!

Jonathan Goldberg, What's with "Firsts" in (Good) Women Studies

Review: Moderation and Its Discontents: Recent Work on Renaissance Women Reviewed Work(s): Virtue of Necessity: English Women's Writing, 1649-1688 by Elaine Hobby; Women of the Renaissance by Margaret L. King; Oppositional Voices: Women as Writers and Translators of Literature in the English Renaissance by Tina Krontiris; Writing Women in Jacobean England by Barbara Kiefer Lewalski Review by: Margaret W. Ferguson Feminist Studies, Vol. 20, No. 2, Women's Agency: Empowerment and the Limits of Resistance (Summer, 1994), pp. 349-366.

What about LASTS?

Marine Le Pen’s Canny Use of Gender in Her Campaign

Jacques Derrida excoriating Giorgio Agamben in The Beast and the Sovereign Vol. 1, pp. 92-95 on "the first great thinker," adding "one no longer knows who was the first to define what." 2003

Jonathan Goldberg, What's with "Firsts" in (Good) Women Studies 1997

Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright Rebuke Young Women Backing Bernie Sanders‘We Think the Price Is Worth It’

Dayna Tortorici "Lean Out Feminist struggles are labor struggles" November 2017

National Nurses United: Trump Terrifying, But Movement Must Be Built that Speaks to Issues

Portia Boulger, Featured in Viral Video Viewed by Millions, Explains her Anger at DNC 

vs. Pink Pussy Hats and "Representation"

Is this CoIntelPro? Seriously?!

Gloria Steinem Discussing Her Time in the CIA

Gloria Steinem

"Views on Abortion Strain Calls for Unity at Women’s March on Washington" SHERYL GAY STOLBERG JAN. 18, 2017

Germaine Greer: Transgender women are 'not women' - BBC Newsnight

Debate: Has the #MeToo Movement Gone Too Far?

Did the trauma of the 60s shut so many doors locked shut on thought about racism and sexism and justice?

Is it that Boomers have not Mellenials grow up, leave home, by saddled them by enormous student debt?

Do you notice that you do not have to know anything or learn anything to play the neoliberal exclusion "oppressed groups" game? I guess denunciation is so much more fun. Or flabby flattery. Like this:

Published on Nov 2, 2016
Michael Moore tweeted, "No women ever invented an atomic bomb, built a smoke stack, initiated a Holocaust, melted the polar ice caps or
organized a school shooting," and was immediately and powerfully
corrected by screenwriter Jessica Ellis.

Women Nazi concentration campguards

Nellie McCay, "Charity Is the Opiate of the Elite"

ESHA [Twitter Thread] Obama years, in no particular order ....

STRONG WOMEN! Another neoliberal con!

Royals Feminism "First Female Designer"; "It celebrated female strength"

She's ba-aack!

Hillary: Undocumented Children "Should Be SENT BACK!" (2018)

Mika: It Feels Like Hillary Clinton Is Lying Straight Out Morning Joe MSNBC 2016

Feinstein: ‘I Didn’t Really Know Enough’ About Mistreatment of Undocumented Immigrants During Obama Years

Purity feminism?

Feminist film criticism reduced to pin the tropes on the film.

"Why can’t we hate men?" Suzanna Danuta Walters, a professor of sociology and director of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Northeastern University, is the editor of the gender studies journal Signs. June 8, 2018

[My response? "What in God's name are you waiting for? Who's stopping you? Why did you need permission? Whose permission are you asking for? Mom's? God's"]

PENIS POWER: From Lying to Leering
Rebecca Solnit on Donald Trump’s fear of women

Hillary Clinton was all that stood between us and a reckless, unstable, ignorant, inane, infinitely vulgar, climate-change-denying white-nationalist misogynist with authoritarian ambitions and kleptocratic plans. A lot of people, particularly white men, could not bear her, and that is as good a reason as any for Trump’s victory. Over and over again, I heard men declare that she had failed to make them vote for her. They saw the loss as hers rather than ours, and they blamed her for it, as though election was a gift they withheld from her because she did not deserve it or did not attract them. They did not blame themselves or the electorate or the system for failing to stop Trump.

Two women debate the merits or flaws of HRC's policies before the 2016 election. One is a socialist woman of color. She got a $15 minimum wage law passed in Seattle with no help from the Democratic Party (they are against the $15 minimum). The other woman is white, a Democrat, a writer for neoliberal publications, pro-HRC, and a self-avowed feminist.

Casino Capitalism (Literally)

 On Contact: A New McCarthyism with Ellen Schrecker

Nomi Prins: How Central Bankers Rigged the World

"Charity Is the Opiate Of Capitalism" - Nellie McKay

Progressive On Dems - "Only Pragmatic Way Is Out" w/Nellie McKay

False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton
Edited by Liza Featherstone

Elizabeth Warren, who Donald Trump called "Pocahantas," on Hilary Rodam Clinton, 2004.

Democrats, this is why you need to fear Hillary Clinton: The NY Times is absolutely right — she’s a bigger hawk than the Republicans


So much for multiculturalism. (June 2018) These corporatist people are not your friends.

Women Against Feminism

Joanna Williams, WOMEN VS. FEMINISM



Angela Davis Criticizes "Mainstream Feminism" / Bourgeois Feminism

"Abolition Feminism" vs. "Carceral Feminism"

Women have $890 billion in student loan debt

Hillary Clinton proposes student debt deferral for startup founders

But look! Socialist women, many of color, are winning! Democrats keep losing!!!!

Socialist Women win state primaries (May 2108) .

Laura Kipnis May 29, 2015 "My Title IX Inquisition"


Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq: We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: I think this is a very hard choice, but the price–we think the price is worth it.
—60 Minutes (5/12/96)

Code Pink: 'We see Samantha Power as a war hawk'

Plan to Widen Availability of Morning-After Pill Is Rejected 2011

Judge Orders Morning After Pill Be Available Without Prescription, Without Restrictions 2013

91-Year-OldWoman ITrouble Crossword Art


Wedding security cost 32 million Pounds Sterling. Billed to British taxpayers.

Girl Queen (Because being a princess is just not enough) Is that Marie-Antoinette?

The Birth Control Handbook: The Underground Student Publication That Let Women Take Control of Their Bodies (1968)

Universal Conscription in the U.S.

From Equal Rights to Identity Politics

See also drank the kool-aid and the "culture" mistake

Gadające głowy Talking Heads (1980)

Changing the Paradigm 2015 Developmental Trauma Panel | Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

Behind the Globe Article

Arthur Schopenhauer, The Art of Being Right: 38 Ways to Win an Argument 


Civilization happens on the banks as a river of blood flows down between them. (My revision of Will Durant.)

The Billionaire Class is Not Fit to Rule - Paul Jay

The Pathology of the Rich - Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself (2018)

C. Wright Mills, The Power Elite (1956)