Fox News' Megyn Kelly Sparks Debate Over Whether Or Not Santa Claus is White

Fox News host Megyn Kelly created a stir by making a racial statement about one of the most sacred American icons: Santa Claus. Kelly was upset by Slate writer Aisha Harris' call to end the portrayal of Santa Claus as a jolly, bearded, white man. In her discussion, Kelly made the comment that "By the way, for all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white." ...more
What pisses me off most with this story, is the historical inaccuracy megyn throw out as fact. ...more

Pope Francis is TIME's Person of the Year: One Rusty Catholic's Thoughts

[Editor's Note: TIME Magazine named Pope Francis its 2013 Person of the Year for his message of compassion and healing in the church. Here's a letter that sums up one blogger's complicated relationship to the Catholic church and how Pope Francis might just be a step in the right direction. --Grace]...more
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DISCUSS: How the Media Failed Women in 2013

The awesome Representation Project has released its year-end report on sexism in the media, called "How The Media Failed Women in 2013." Last year's version was called "Sexism in the News Media 2012," and focused mostly on all the misogynist insanity that went on during the election season. ...more
This entire country is letting women down. All members of our society are highly critical of a ...more

Can we all just shut the f!ck up?

I am really tired of reading posts that say they’re against fueling the mommy and women wars yet are doing exactly that.The big hullabaloo—this week, anyway—stems from a selfie that new mom, blogger and obvious fitness fan, Caroline Berg Eriksen posted of herself four days after the birth of her daughter. The interwebs exploded. Again. Yawn. Anyone else bored by all the rage? I’ve read posts that ranged from support to vitriol to judgment hidden behind a thin veil of support. Picture a backhanded compliment and you have the idea....more

Yes, It's Stealing: GoldieBlox and the Beastie Boys

For almost a week, I’ve resisted the urge to throw my opinionated hat in to the ring about the whole GoldieBlox – Beastie Boys shenanigans that have been flying around social media.My self-imposed silence on the subject is over....more
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The mysteries of parenthood and a personalized Santa video

All parents learn to appreciate a good mystery. Think about it: One moment, you are happily twirling along in the universe, doing your own thing and the next moment, you have a baby and are faced with a million unanswerable questions. (How long is the baby supposed to sleep now? What did the baby eat to make that smell? You want me to put the thermometer where?)...more

A Fast and Furious, fiery death for Paul Walker

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Rebecah McManus, published at age 16 a special story of mother & daughter love.

Rebecah McManus, author of  COLLIDING WORLDS, a heart-warming story that depicts the strong bonds, between a mother and a daughter, is an exciting young author who lives in Lurgan, Northern Ireland.  She is currently taking a gap year from school to focus on her writing before starting University.  Rebecah has a deep love for books and a great passion for writing.  She gathers inspiration from her love of music and loves learning musical instruments....more

The Pilgrims Wore Black and Other Tall Tales

I was taught that the Pilgrims were the first American colonists who arrived at Plymouth Rock in 1620. Pfft! The first colonists arrived in America waaaay before that. Be prepared. This is not the warm and fuzzy story we learned in school. ...more