Category Archives: Politics

Weight of the World

I recently got involved tangentially in a facebook comment discussion thread started by a status update which implored women (and men!) to stop the negative self-talk related to food, looks, and weight–to stand against a culture which perpetuates self-hate instead … Continue reading

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Dear Daughters: We have Failed You

Dearest Daughters, A moment must have existed at some point in the U.S. fight for Women’s Rights when the women and men who were working so tirelessly thought the tide might truly turn. Was it when Elizabeth Blackwell graduated with … Continue reading

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Just for a Moment, Let’s Be Human

Today, I was with my youngest daughter at school when our teacher told us about the tragedy in Connecticut.  For a moment, time stopped.  I remembered the previous times–Columbine, my first year teaching; the Amish school shooting; Virgina Tech; Deer … Continue reading

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Life is Sacred–Unless You’re a Woman

I woke up this morning to find a video of the recent public execution of an Afghani woman on my Facebook feed. (Trigger alert: The video depicts the actual execution.) My eyes teared as I watched this brutal attack against … Continue reading

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A Win in the Wilderness

I have recently felt like a small boat buffeted by increasingly rough and high waves. War on Women? Check. Attacks by the Christian Right on basic freedoms? Check. War against Science and Logic? Check. Every Child and Educator Left Behind? … Continue reading

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