Why isn't New Orleans Mother's Day parade shooting... →
This is so true and so sad. The U.S. needs to start caring about the injury or threat to injury of all its children and people, not just the white middle class folk. The death of an inner city black child is just as heartbreaking to a community as the death of any child, and as a nation, we need to be critical of our media’s eye and demand news coverage absent of discrimination.
More US babies die on their first day than in 68... →
The U.S. is a worse place for newborns than 68 other countries, including Egypt, Turkey and Peru, according to a report released Tuesday by Save the Children. A million babies die every year globally on the same day they were born, including more than 11,000 American & Interesting women’s health article linking the U.S.’s 11,000 first day baby deaths per year to teenage...
8 Reasons Young Americans Don't Fight Back: How...
disquietingtruths: Student-Loan Debt. Psychopathologizing and Medicating Noncompliance. Schools That Educate for Compliance and Not for Democracy. “No Child Left Behind” and “Race to the Top.” Shaming Young People Who Take Education—But Not Their Schooling—Seriously. The Normalization of Surveillance. Television. Fundamentalist Religion and Fundamentalist Consumerism. Read More
What happens when the privilege lose their...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2311098/Peter-Lloyd-Why-Im-suing-gym-sexist-women-hours.html So here is the story of a man who is suing his gym because for 442 hours out of every year, the gym becomes a “women’s only” gym. The author, Peter Lloyd, is claiming that this practice is sexist, and he is requesting one of the following options: 1. The hours are done away...
I need feminism because…
Michelle Obama's HOTT ASS
Dear Bob Grisham, AKA the high school teacher who said “Michelle Obama has a fat butt:” Does your school engage in anti-bullying programs? Why haven’t they required you to take one? What makes you think you have the RIGHT to say ANYTHING about a woman’s body? Do you not think eating disorders aren’t already enough of an issue in this country for women that now we...
If you can call it news...
Breaking news! Fox News said something inappropriate, sexist, and inaccurate. Not that you didn’t already know this… http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/11/24/war-on-men/#ixzz2DD7QS5dZ
Did you miss the 1950s "good housewife" books...?
Hey ladies, want to read something incredibly stupid? This blogger, Jennifer Flanders, thinks she has 25 tips to give women to help them respect their husbands. So for starters, let me prepare you. Honor His Wishes Give weight to what your husband thinks is important. Make those things a priority that matter most to him, whether it’s having dinner ready when he gets home from work or keeping the...
Facebook and Politics
I’m really annoyed. I’m annoyed whenever someone says (insert whiny, nasal voice), “Not another political Facebook post…” “Can’t wait for all the political Facebook rants to be over” and “All these people talking politics on Facebook like they know what they’re talking about.” It’s become common nature in this country to hate...
"Why I Am Pro-Life"
Check out this really good article exposing the hypocrisy of the pro-life movement. “In my world, you don’t get to call yourself “pro-life” and be against common-sense gun control — like banning public access to the kind of semiautomatic assault rifle, designed for warfare, that was used recently in a Colorado theater. You don’t get to call yourself “pro-life” and want to shut down the...
I wish my moderate Republican friends would simply be honest. They all say...– Pulitzer and Tony winning playwright Doug Wright
Yesterday a police office told me that in his spare time, he “cruises around cheap hotels, just running random license plates. It’s a pretty good way to catch some people.” Oh? You mean you don’t go to the rich neighborhoods and run their license plates to see who might be white and wealthy and also be a criminal? FYI. Some of the biggest thieves this country has ever...
People keep saying “it’s too soon after the tragedy to talk about gun laws.” FYI THERE ISN’T TIME IN BETWEEN THESE TRAGEDIES ANYMORE!
Guns for "Safety?" →
So for all the gun nuts who say, “I only keep one in the house for protection” may I ask, protection from who? Your own son?
Victim Blaming →
Great article, well actually it’s sad, but I’m proud of this victim and survivor for standing up to the judge and demanding an apology. I’m glad people are standing behind her to let her know that it’s never okay for anyone to say “If you hadn’t have been there, this wouldn’t have happened.” The victim is completely right in saying that if it...
Cheating is stupid. Don’t do it. It’s a shitty thing to do and cowardly, you should just break up. That put aside, I would like to talk about Kristen Stewart. Yes, she cheated on Robert Pattinson, which ya, isn’t very nice and she shouldn’t have done that. But may I also remind people who she hooked up with? Rupert Sanders. Yes, Rupert Sanders, the married man with two children. Married. Did I...
Dinosaurs found roaming in Missouri...
Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) justified his extreme opposition to abortion by claiming that victims of “legitimate rape” rarely get pregnant… “From what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare,” said Akin said of pregnancy caused by rape. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume...
August 1st, 2012 - AKA Free Birth Control Day →
Happy historic day, women. Go get your free birth control and get yourself protected. Years from now, we will be acknowledging the thousands upon thousands of dollars our country will save as a result of providing this preventative care. Fewer abortions, fewer child birth complications, fewer pricey hospital bills, and fewer children born to families unable to adequately care for them. ...
Benefits for our CO seasonal firefighters →
Obama extends federal benefits to CO’s seasonal firefighters. Click above for the link
1. Guys who have never read Harry Potter. 2. Republicans. 3. When they ask you for money. 4. Being mean to waitstaff. 5. Road rage. 6. Apathy/not voting/not caring about anything. 7. Groping my body on the first date. 8. Sexist comments. Add homophobic and racist, too. 9. Infidelity. 10. Cigarettes.
Seattle Bans Plastic Bags :)) →
To all them beautiful women out there.
Dear 20s-Something Women, Is it true that you daily look in the mirror and make a list of the things you would love to change about yourself. Think about the areas on your body that are a little too flabby, the spot you need to make sure and work out extra at the gym, and the itty bitty hairs and acne you dwell over constantly? At that rate, every year your list will continue to grow. By the...
The Spanking Debate →
Two arguments I consistently hear that make me cringe inside. 1. Spanking is harmless. 2. There is no need for stricter gun control laws. Both of these arguments are based on NO SCIENTIFIC research, and actually a lot of contrary research exists. For now, I’ll stick with the first one. Spanking is NOT harmless, and the connection between later abuse, violent behavior, and now mental...
Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not...
Still confused about what “ObamaCare” really includes? Click this link and it explains it all, in very simplistic terms.
Supreme Court upholds healthcare law!
So happy that Chief Justice Roberts and the Supreme Court did the right thing and upheld the Affordable Care Act — essentially stating that healthcare is a right, not a privilege. Today I rejoice and look forward to a day when the United States will join the rest of the civilized world by ensuring that all citizens receive quality healthcare, without risking financial ruin. Huge thanks to...
Who rights are our women soldiers really fighting...
Do you think it’s that Dems and Repubs want to fight, or that Republicans really don’t support the right of a woman who is raped in the military to seek an abortion? It’s sad that it’s even debated that woman who are raped giving their lives to our country, are then not given the option of choosing how to handle the pregnancy. Whose rights are our women soldiers really...
Dare to DREAM U.S America. Dare to DREAM.
Today, Obama took major steps to ensure that immigrants who came to the U.S. has children can now obtain documents to begin to work and drive legally, making immigration “more fair, more efficient, and more just.” Can anyone say “humanity?” Please remember, while many undocumented workers in the U.S. pay thousands of dollars in taxes, they are not able to reap many of...
Don't say vagina...it's "offensive to say in mixed... →
The Exclusive Club.
Today I took an alumni post-grad-college-life call to find out where I am and what I’m up to. The woman interviewing me asked about my job and educational achievements and then said, “On people’s profiles we like to allow them the opportunity to mention family members in their life - do you have a husband or children since graduation you would like to name?” My fingers...
They're at it again.
These guys are flat out evil. I’m tired of the conservative super PACs and their million dollar character assassinations. They didn’t work in 2008, what makes them think they’re going to work now? The document explains that people, “still aren’t ready to hate this president” and yet these people see no irony in claiming to wage a war on...
Oh Bristol. Thanks for your outdated, 18th century...
Oh Bristol. Thanks for your outdated, 18th century perspective. Lucky for us, most school aged children are ahead of your time. Such is the case with Malia and Sasha. On May 10th, Bristol Palin wrote a blog referencing President Obama’s decision to endorse same sex marriages and how this was influenced by his daughters and wife. Bristol writes: “While it’s great to listen to your...