Women

Year Forty and One

So, I’ve been forty-one for a couple of months now and I would’ve thought that I’d hate it. And don’t get me wrong, I don’t love the number, but now that I’m realizing how much of my response to that number comes from what men have told me (men who have decided that they’re still...

Enough

I’d like to take a moment to address Senator Chris McDaniel and his recent FaceBook post. After much thought, I’ve decided to do it with the same condescension that Senator McDaniel employed since I feel it must be the tone and attitude he understands best. Well done, Senator McDaniel. You must be so proud of...

Our Chance

The message of this blog is specifically written to any person who was at one time a kid like me.  A kid who sat in social studies, learning about World War II and was shocked, dumbfounded, and horrified at the things she discovered that day. A kid who never thought that history could ever slap...

Bernt Out

I need to talk about something that recently came to my attention. It’s the text of an essay written in 1972 by Bernie Sanders in the Vermont Freeman, an alternative newspaper.  I think it is beyond important to note the following things when reading the entirety of this essay: — This essay was published in...

Kirk, the Jerk

I remember when I was back in middle school, there were three very real constants in my life: 1. The Price is Right will cure any illness. 2. I will eventually marry Jordan Knight from New Kids on the Block. 3. Mike Seaver from Growing Pains was adorable and dreamy. Sadly, none of those things...

It’s My Birthday and I’ll Whine If I Want To

I’m a totally reasonable person. I try not to get hung up on petty or trivial things. I take pride in the fact that I don’t really care what celebrities are wearing or who anyone is sleeping with. The things that tend to really upset me have more to do with civil rights, health care,...