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
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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
HugoMMRabson iamwoman2013 prairiewifeinheels  @blogher I like your mother! :)  It comes down to ...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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The Rich: Tax Them or Eat Them

For this country to survive, thirty years of neoliberalism needs to be thrown into the garbage can where it belongs.A mixed economy is the only thing that works for the greatest number of people. It isn't the "natural order of things" for a handful of parasites at the top to have everything while everybody else is destitute.Start with a return of the 90-percent tax rate. If these dirtbags threaten to leave the country, tax them wherever they go ...more

The Jameis Winston rape case was criminally mishandled, and it will always matter.

Last week, the New York Times provided a breakdown of a breakdown — an accounting of the investigative errors that turned rape allegations against FSU quarterback Jameis Winston into a non-event. I’ll give you a minute to try and contain your shock. Indeed, how convenient it was that Winston was able to make it a year and a Heisman season before the allegations gained any attention ....more

He's a Fraud. That's Why

While this congressman is right about Obama, Duncan, and their train wreck of an education policy that is illegal and worthy of impeachment besides, nothing would come of any hearings.This is the result of what happens when presidential candidates are not vetted by the media but instead are pushed 24/7.You were all warned here on this blog years ago Obama was a total fake.What Obama and Duncan are doing, at the behest of the hedge fund crooks and billionaires like Bill Gates who own them, is clearly illegal and unconstitutional. The federal government is barred from creating national education standards, licensing requirements, and curriculum. They both need to be impeached and removed from office ....more

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He's a fake, a fraud, that's why.People are still operating under the mistaken belief there are any real differences at all between the two parties when it comes to issues of importance._____ ...more

Mexico: 7.5 earthquake on Good Friday had warning

Mexico earthquake: Video captures early-warning alert before shaking Mexico City had 71 seconds of warning before shaking from a 7.2 earthquake about 200 miles away rumbled into the capital, thanks to central Mexico’s 21-year-old early quake warning system, officials said Friday. It’s a system that California still lacks. The Mexican warning system could be seen on television (video below), when Televisa news announcer Eduardo Salazar calmly tells viewers that at 9:27 a.m. a seismic alert went off, triggering a shrieking whine on the broadcast ....more

Weekly Open Thread with Pony and Foal

Can you handle the cute? There’s more animals with their babies at this tumblr. Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything* you like over this weekend and throughout the week ....more

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