Rob Okun

White working-class men may be just the voting bloc to help defeat Trump

“Working-class white men supported Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton by 71 percent to 23 percent… Why?
—Robert D. Francis, “Him, Not Her: Why Working-Class White Men Reluctant About Trump Still Made Him President of the United States” in Socius journal, 2018…”

Rob Okun
Published in: Bainbridge Island Review, Z Net, Sentinel News, WestSide Gazette
Date: February 28, 29, March 1,4,2020
687 Words

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A call to men to join Women’s March

“It’s not too late for a Men’s New Year’s Resolution: to show up in even greater numbers at this year’s Women’s March than ever before. Wherever they’re being held in Washington, DC or Anchorage, Alaska, let’s encourage men to march for gender equity, and to transform manhood…”

Rob Okun
Published in: Sierra County Prospect, Ms. Magazine, Z Net, Mass Live, Amherst Bulletin, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Bainbridge Island Review, Greenfield Recorder, Advanced Local Media, Counterpunch
Date: January 7,8,17,2020
698 Words

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Father’s Day and a woman’s right to choose

“The old bumper sticker, “Keep Your Laws Off of My Body” isn’t old and isn’t a bumper sticker…”

Author: Rob Okun
Published in: Like the Dew: A Progressive Journal of Southern Culture and Politics, The Broward County Florida Westside Gazette, Women E-News, Glenwood Springs Colorado Post Independent, Los Angeles CityWatch, Camas Washington Post-Record, Greenfield Massachusetts Recorder, Bainbridge Island Review, KSKE Colorado Ski Country FM, New Mexico Grassroots Press
Date: 2019, June 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 24
675 words

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Activists Looking Beyond Midterm Elections

“Since Donald Trump’s selection as president two years ago, a growing movement of citizens has been fighting back at what it sees as a dangerous march toward fascism US style. And, despite the election of some progressive candidates in the midterm elections…”

Rob Okun
Published in: Counterpunch, The Recoder-Greenfield, The Sunburg News, Daily Hamphire, Sierra County Prospect, West Side Gazette, Gilmer Free Press, Bainbridge Island Review, Sentinel News
Date: November 9,12,14,15,24,2018
669 Words

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Raising boys to love and care, not kill

“Heart contracts; numbness and tears collide. Ten dead, 13 wounded; this time in Santa Fe. If we’re ever to end the bloodbaths, we have to put gender at the center of the national conversation about mass murders…”

Rob Okun
Published in: The Recoder-Greenfield, Superior Telegram, The Gilmer Mirror, The DallasMorning News, Counterpunch, Voice Male Magazine, Times Union, The Sunburg News
Date: May 23,24,25,26,29,June 7,2018
670 Words

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