The Martyrdom of Angelina Jolie

[published in CounterPunch, 20 May, 2013] Catching a glimpse of a Facebook discussion this weekend, I noticed that Sharon Smith had written a piece entitled, “Why CounterPunch Owes Women an Apology” in the online weekly SocialistWorker.org regarding Ruth Fowler’s 14 May CounterPunch piece, “Angelina Jolie Under the…

On Rape and Neocolonialism

[Published in Counterpunch, 1 January, 2013] “Today I believe in the possibility of love; that is why I endeavor to trace its imperfections, its perversions.” ― Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks In the United Kingdom 400,000 women are sexually assaulted and 80,000 are raped…