Published Articles by Doris Weatherford

When Did “Entitlement” Become a Pejorative?: A Few Notes on Social Security

December 31, 2012

When did “entitlement” become a pejorative? Even presumably objective PBS commentators thoughtlessly toss out the word with a snarl, assuming that everyone knows it’s a negative term. They use it to convey the sense of “spoiled” or “selfish” -- but “entitled” is an honorable word. (more…)

Let Us Not Forget: The Triangle Fire of 1911 and Bangladesh

December 15, 2012

For a couple of days, the story made the headlines: In the teeming city of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 112 factory workers – most of them young women – died because of a fire in a garment factory. With flames licking at their backs, some jumped to their death; others burned to ashes behind locked doors. (more…)

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

December 1, 2012

Ah, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Christmas season has officially ushered itself in—Christmas wreathes of lush green pine and red bows hang from the front doors of neighbors’ houses, frenzied crowds of parents vie to pick up that last coveted toy on the Christmas list, and families, in excited anticipation, eagerly await the happy reunion of sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. (more…)

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