Voting brought this Nasty Woman to tears

Walking out of my polling place, I wasn’t prepared for the onslaught of emotion.I didn’t wear white. I didn’t wear a pantsuit. I didn’t get to put my sticker on Susan B. Anthony’s tombstone....more

Reckoning the leaves of change

Today I walked around campus as it was snowing leaves of change. Yellow and orange flutters signaling a shift in season, so poignant on the eve of the most contentious election of my lifetime.Remarkable foliage at Sacramento State!Strolling under great canopies of color, I tried to concentrate on the Fall splendor and quell my anxiety about the next 28 to 70,000 hours....more

Time To Harness 'Nasty Women' Power

As quiet passivity goes out of fashion for women, fearlessness comes sashaying in, whistling and rattling her charm bracelet.Having heard Hillary Clinton referred to as "such a nasty woman" by Donald Trump was like hearing the signal delivered in the midnight ride of Paul Revere, the one warning patriots that the enemy was closing in and that people made of stern stuff had to muster their resources and make a stand....more

To Talk About Race, You Have To Listen

When Donald Trump says he wants to make America "great again," what many people hear is him saying he wants to make America "run by white men" again. We've been talking about race in coded terms during this election — except for those moments when Trump explains that black people all live in hell — and I think we need to address it more directly.But a white woman pushing 60 shouldn't be encouraged to talk about race in America all by herself; we've had too much of that, just as we've had too many men explain to women how we "really" think. I didn't want to whitesplain....more

Is Dirty Politics Affecting Your Kids?

Going to extremes

This is a picture of the tools I used during a meditation today. I wonder if you can guess, at this stage, what I was hoping to achieve?...more

Anastasia’s Back Story On "Making Violence Obsolete"

Anastasia Rosen-Jones, Executive Director of the New Horizons Support Network, Inc., shares some of the highlights of her personal history that have brought about a new movement for her organization, "Making Violence Obsolete." ...more

Note to Trump, your time is up.

You know that Donald Trump actually got more speaking time than Hillary Clinton did in Sunday's presidential debate, don't you? ...more

Making Violence Obsolete And The Voices of Women On The "Speaking Truth To Power" Path

Early 1980s, Women’s Studies Department,  University of Maryland, College Park ...more
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