Is Nevada GOP Courting Women? What They're Saying on Abortion, Gay Marriage

Could the Nevada Republican platform be a bellwether of the GOP making its big tent more welcoming to women and gays? Nevada Republican Party conventioneers on Saturday adopted a platform without opposition to abortion and gay marriage - a landmark ...more

To Yale University, I Was Once a 90-Pound College Student

Is 90 pounds an unhealthy weight for a college student? Yale University seemed to think so, when medical staff put third-year student Frances Chan on watch, telling her to gain weight or risk being suspended.  ...more

Do You Worry About Safety on Mass Transit?

Do you consider yourself safe when you ride mass transit? A recent article in The Atlantic indicates how women's safety in public transit may have more to do with financial access than the the hour a person waits for a ride home. Image Credit: ...more

#Not4Sale: How Native American Women Are Speaking Out Against Buying Silence

Think Native mascots are harmless? Here's my experience and why I'm telling Dan Snyder we're #Not4Sale. ...more

5 Things I Have to Say About #CancelColbert

Last Thursday night,#CancelColbert seemed to be just the latest brainchild of Suey Park, creator such hashtags as #NotYourAsianSidekick and #BlackPowerYellowPeril. ...more

What Is Happening to the Jews of Donetsk, Ukraine?

Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) begins at sundown on Sunday, April 27. According to the Memorial de la Shoah, up to 1.5 million Jews were murdered in Ukraine between 1941 and 1944. The genocide of Ukrainian Jews is known as the "Holocaust by bullets," because the Nazis did not bother to gather and deport people to concentration camps or death camps....more
M.M.J. Gregory Hopefully, there won't be any follow up incidents.more

Kirsten Dunst, I've Got Your Back

Kirsten Dunst recently got blasted for some comments she made about gender roles and just because someone doesn't agree with her, does not mean Kirsten is "kind of dumb about it."  But according to Erin Gloria Ryan in Jezebel, Kirsten is indeed "kind of dumb about it" since she apparently favors traditional male and female roles within a relationship. ...more
iamwoman2013 prairiewifeinheels  My 71yo mother agrees with you both. She graduated top of her ...more

Let’s Talk About White Privilege

White privilege. It's a touchy subject. The term is often bantered about among racial equity discussions, but among the people who could be described as having it? Not so much. Recently, there have been quite a few posts from bloggers—white bloggers, to be specific—about this topic. BuzzFeed even published a quiz How Privileged Are You? in which people can test just how they measure up. ...more
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Interesting Easter Facts That You Probably Didn't Know (INFOGRAPHIC)

Easter is back this weekend and family members will get together to exchange gifts and eat chocolate as well as candies. Naturally, there is also the traditional Easter hunt for kids of all ages. Easter is one of the most important days for Christians and is celebrated in many countries....more

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Climbing Mt. Everest was never on my bucket list, and it will remain that way.As far as I am concerned, the mountain shouldn't be climbed anymore. There is no point in doing it since it was done over 60 years ago ....more

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, RIP

That a human being would waste his prodigious talent in the service of a monstrous dictator after having witnessed such event speaks of a blindness, a void of the soul. But then, Fidel had gifted García Márquez a fully-furnished mansion in Havana’s best neighborhood (link in Spanish), and a Mercedes, complete with staff, after the 1982 Nobel award was announced. Read my full post at Da Tech Guy’s blog to find out what event I’m referring to ....more

I’ll Be All in Clover

This marks my first Easter with a baby and I have already gotten her an Easter basket and filled it with chocolate bunnies and Reese’s peanut butter eggs. Yes, I know she can’t eat chocolate—what kind of mother do you think I am DON’T ANSWER THAT—so I will be eating all the chocolate for her. I will also be dressing up my pug as Judas Iscariot as he would most certainly betray me for even one morsel of chocolate ....more

What Is Happening to the Jews of Donetsk, Ukraine?

Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) begins at sundown on Sunday, April 27. According to the Memorial de la Shoah, up to 1.5 million Jews were murdered in Ukraine between 1941 and 1944. The genocide of Ukrainian Jews is known as the "Holocaust by bullets," because the Nazis did not bother to gather and deport people to concentration camps or death camps....more
M.M.J. Gregory Hopefully, there won't be any follow up incidents.more

Retaliation 101

So much for teachers having "lifetime employment."As I have mentioned many times on this blog, school district administrators have all kinds of ways to get rid of teachers they don't want. It's laughably easy for them. Of course "peer assistance reviews," or "Track IIIs" or "focused assistance programs," or whatever a school district calls these programs are used as a last step before firing teachers ....more

Giving voice, for the first time in English, to the Chinese ‘comfort women’

Book Review: Chinese Comfort Women: Testimonies from Imperial Japan’s Sex Slaves Between the years of 1931 and 1945, encompassing what in the West is known as WWII in Asia, the Imperial Japanese Army waged an aggressive war across the Asia-Pacific for the purposes of imperial expansion. To support its military conquests, the Japanese government established and coerced hundreds of thousands of women and girls from across Asia into a brutal system of military sexual slavery. Only about a third of the victims, euphemistically referred to as “comfort women,” survived ....more

Kirsten Dunst, I've Got Your Back

Kirsten Dunst recently got blasted for some comments she made about gender roles and just because someone doesn't agree with her, does not mean Kirsten is "kind of dumb about it."  But according to Erin Gloria Ryan in Jezebel, Kirsten is indeed "kind of dumb about it" since she apparently favors traditional male and female roles within a relationship. ...more
iamwoman2013 prairiewifeinheels  My 71yo mother agrees with you both. She graduated top of her ...more

Are We Really Going to Perpetuate this Double Standard in Politics?

Yesterday Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former president Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, announced she is pregnant – a wonderful moment for the mother-to-be and her family, an opportunity to exhibit...more