Why Feminists Should Be Concerned About Trump's 'Anchor Baby' Comments

The term “anchor babies” — a throwback to the right-wing immigration reformers of the 1990s and early 2000s— is in the news again. And as this debate over whether this is term is derogatory (and the American Heritage diction has listed it as offensive) or not gets going once again, feminists should be watchful of how the term frames and blames women for these so-called unwanted immigrants....more

Why Hawaii is Ripe for Paid Family Leave

Only three states have implemented mandatory paid family leave thus far, and there are signs that my home state of Hawaii is ready to be the fourth. Some of those signs were apparent when US Labor Secretary Tom Perez came to our State Capitol last month to participate in a Paid Leave Roundtable with several legislators, Hawaii’s Labor Director, representatives of the local business community, and advocates for workers and families....more

Privileged: My Story of Legal Immigration

I'm an immigrant living the American dream. I own a house in the Austin suburbs, work full time in IT, and am raising twin daughters. The kids are in both the dual language and gifted programs at our local public school. We go to church every Sunday. We've hosted Girl Scout events in our home. I'm divorced and slowly digging myself out from legal debt after an ugly custody battle, which is less dreamy, but altogether American....more

Donald Trump, Jorge Ramos, Univision and The Hypocrisy of Latinos Unidos

Apparently, Donald Trump has pissed off the Latino community. He is boycotting Oreo cookies because they will now be manufactured in Mexico. He has labeled all Latinos as Mexicans (I chuckled by the way). Then he, as a matter fact, stated that Mexico is “sending its worst to the United States”....more

Why Feminists Should Be Concerned About Trump's 'Anchor Baby' Comments

The term “anchor babies” — a throwback to the right-wing immigration reformers of the 1990s and early 2000s— is in the news again. And as this debate over whether this is term is derogatory (and the American Heritage diction has listed it as offensive) or not gets going once again, feminists should be watchful of how the term frames and blames women for these so-called unwanted immigrants....more

A Simple Point of View

I am just a simple woman in a complicated world but I do pay attention to what is going on in our country. The following is just my point of view, I am not an expert in politics or history but I do have common sense, which really seems to be missing in a lot of Americans these days. ...more

Haven't Lost My Touch

   It been a while since I made a pie of any type. Confession time....I have trouble doing cakes.My client want an rhubarb pie.So I brought a few items form home which they didn't have. Well like I said in my title...."Haven't lost my touch...when it comes to pie.    Eating lunch been some what difficult. I took my four items but I had some ginger snaps at Regis. My mom made real good ginger snap and she used melted shorting....more

The 1billion dollar Trump vacation to the White House

There was some breaking news from Iowa today:“Donald Trump is willing to fork over a billion bucks if that’s what it takes to win the White House… Trump answered: “I would do that, yeah, if I had to.”He added: “I make $400 million a year so what difference does it make?”Ugh. The chutzpah on this guy, I swear.I can’t get any of this out of my head. It’s like brain-tar…it just sticks onto your brain and rots it into a toxic goo just thinking about it....more

Why Hawaii is Ripe for Paid Family Leave

Only three states have implemented mandatory paid family leave thus far, and there are signs that my home state of Hawaii is ready to be the fourth. Some of those signs were apparent when US Labor Secretary Tom Perez came to our State Capitol last month to participate in a Paid Leave Roundtable with several legislators, Hawaii’s Labor Director, representatives of the local business community, and advocates for workers and families....more

Poverty Is Sexist

Poverty is sexist.The evidence is clear: extreme poverty disproportionately affects girls and women, from their health to income to personal safety. The poorest women are often barred from owning and inheriting land and other property, opening a bank account, or accessing education....more

Education Is Sexist

Poverty and gender inequality go hand-in-hand; girls and women in the poorest countries suffer a double whammy, of being born both in a poor country and female. To see the extent of this disadvantage, ONE analyzed the situation for girls and women in least developed countries (LDCs) across key gender indicators. On every indicator, life is significantly harder for girls and women in LDCs compared with those living in other countries....more

Privileged: My Story of Legal Immigration

I'm an immigrant living the American dream. I own a house in the Austin suburbs, work full time in IT, and am raising twin daughters. The kids are in both the dual language and gifted programs at our local public school. We go to church every Sunday. We've hosted Girl Scout events in our home. I'm divorced and slowly digging myself out from legal debt after an ugly custody battle, which is less dreamy, but altogether American....more

8 Things Donald Trump Should Know About Menstrual Shaming

It didn’t take 28 days for the political circus to get bloody awful. Two days after a televised debate, a male candidate, Donald insulted female news anchor Megyn Kelly by subtly remarking that she must be on her period. If our Founding Fathers had foreseen such ugly stains on their fertile new country, they would have grabbed the first protective vessel back to the motherland of England....more