Advocacy, et al, Politics

Question Authority

The hubs and I went for a wog (somewhere between walking and jogging) this morning and I am on my second cup of coffee. I normally only have one, so bare with me... my wheels are spinning. I feel sick over the events that transpired this week. I'm emotionally traumatized over the wound that was… Continue reading Question Authority

Advocacy

Of Self Preservation and Social Media

I am passionate about a number of things but the big ones tend to revolve around women (feminism), environment and politics. It's the interconnection of feminism, environmentalism, politics, activism and spirituality - otherwise known as [modern] ecofeminism. My personal soap boxes include reproductive justice (including abortion, birth choice, breast feeding and maternity rights), the right… Continue reading Of Self Preservation and Social Media

Advocacy, Feminism

So you’re tired of hearing about “rape culture”?

Just read it…and don’t stop talking. The conversation must go on until the problem is resolved.

Rethink the Rant

TRIGGER WARNING:

The following includes descriptions, photos, and video that may serve as a trigger for victims of sexual violence.
Please be advised. 

Someone asked me today, “What is ‘rape culture’ anyway? I’m tired of hearing about it.”

Yeah, I hear ya. I’m tired of talking about it. But I’m going to keep talking about it because people like you keep asking that question.

Rape culture is when a group of athletes rape a young girl, and though there are dozens of witnesses, no one says, “Stop.”

Rape culture is when a group of athletes rape a young girl, and though there are dozens of witnesses, they can’t get anyone to come forward.

Rape culture is when a group of athletes rape a young girl, and adults are informed of it, but no consequences are doled out because the boys “said nothing happened.”

Rape culture is when a group…

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Advocacy, Feminism, Inspiration

Fired Up for Women

Today the Violence Against Women Act passed.  286 to 138. The 138 that voted against it were all Republicans. Remind me again how any woman can be a member of this party in its current form?  Come on Republicans! Take back your party from the right wing nut jobs. They are ruining it for you!… Continue reading Fired Up for Women

Advocacy

Critical Thinking and Run-On Sentences

Yesterday I read a piece in the Washington Post entitled A warning to college professors from a high school teacher, by Valerie Strauss. It was the reprint of a letter that first appeared in Academe, the journal of the American Association of University Professors by Kenneth Bernstein.  It's a searing criticism of 2001's No Child Left… Continue reading Critical Thinking and Run-On Sentences

Advocacy, Feminism

Top 5 Celebrity Chicks that Rock My World

Women don't give enough props to other women. I crush on girls all. the. time. It's got nothing to do with sexuality, get your small minds out of the gutter. It's everything to do with seeing attractive qualities in another. Sometimes they are qualities I wish I had. Sometimes I just think, wow, girl you… Continue reading Top 5 Celebrity Chicks that Rock My World

Advocacy, Environmentalism, Feminism

Scanning, Dabbling and Changing the World…

DISCLAIMER: This blog post is more for my own brain dumping edification than for your entertainment.  Since early college, I wanted to work in/run a non-profit organization. I majored in political communication/campaign management an minored in women's studies with that intent. I fell in love with Marian Wright Eddleman, Gloria Steinem and Sarah Weddington.  I… Continue reading Scanning, Dabbling and Changing the World…