David Goodner coordinates a leadership team of rank and file workers and everyday people during a "Fight For A Fair Economy: Make Wall Street Pay" action outside of Wells Fargo in Iowa City. / Photo courtesy of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement.
The Baffler,  February 10, 2017

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Attack of the Alpha Women

David Goodner coordinates a leadership team of rank and file workers and everyday people during a "Fight For A Fair Economy: Make Wall Street Pay" action outside of Wells Fargo in Iowa City. / Photo courtesy of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement.
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• “Society is creating a new crop of alpha women who are unable to love,” warns Fox News. Authoritarian wives everywhere are forgetting which side their bread is buttered on, apparently. As concerned as we are about this development, we’ll stick with the slightly more complicated dialectic of love and authority proposed by Christopher Lasch, and in Issue no. 29 by our own George Scialabba.

• As Labor Notes, well, notes, Iowa’s new union-busting bill poses a historical danger to workers’ rights. Earlier this week, Sarah Jaffe spoke with David Goodner, an organizer with the Iowa Catholic Worker Community, a group fighting to stop the bill.

• Has someone finally come up with a plan to fight Republican voter suppression?

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