I am a Feminist. I am also a Republican. I am a Republican because I believe in a capitalist society and economy and I play into it with my feminist views because I want women to be able to climb up to the top of the social or fiscal food chain and run what they want to run....more
I am an agnostic. My family is Mormon. My husband is a Hindu who came to the U.S. for grad school. Within this spectrum of religious and cultural identities is the beauty and promise of the American dream; we are a nation of diversity and opportunity. We are a pluralistic society, one in which every individual’s religious and cultural identity should be respected. The strength of the United States is in the promise of tolerance for the entire spectrum of humanity. ...more
Today, Catholic Charities of Rockford, Illinois got out of the adoption and foster care business.The reason?Today, same-sex couples in Illinois have the right to enter civil unions -- marriage-like partnerships providing them with many of the rights and responsibilities available to opposite sex couples in the state. Because they didn’t want to work with same-sex couples, Catholic Charities bowed out of child welfare work altogether....more
In 2008, Silsbee High School football and basketball star Rakheem Bolton allegedly raped a fellow student and cheerleader known as HS with the help of two friends at an after-game party. When her rapist came up for a free throw in a basketball game, the cheerleader, known as HS, refused to cheer for Rakheem by name. Yesterday the Supreme Court denied review of the cheerleader's appeal.
When I started seeing tweets and Facebook updates mentioning a “Ching Chong” YouTube video, my first thought was, Oh no, not Rush Limbaugh again! Even more disappointing, this time the remarks are being made by a young woman at one of California’s top universities —- UCLA student Alexandra Wallace. I really debated about whether I should write about this or not, as I don’t want to give these racist antics any more publicity. But, the Internet ethics it brings up are just too important to ignore.
I've written a lot about abortion and reproductive rights lately, but that's only because in their zeal to fix the economy, certain legislators have focused on curtailing abortion and reproductive rights since keeping women pregnant and in the home will open new jobs for men. I guess. Whatever the case is, the latest series of ludicrous bills seem to touch on the right to free speech. If you are a person who agrees that abortion should be illegal, you can say whatever you want, even if you are not a sentient being who can speak. However, those of us who feel that women should decide for themselves whether or not they will carry a pregnancy to term are increasingly being silenced.
By now, you probably recognize some of those hateful messages from Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church. In 2006, Phelps and his followers displayed those lovely signs and more while picketing the funeral of fallen Marine Matthew Snyder. Yesterday, ruling on the lawsuit against Phelps and his church filed in response, the Supreme Court upheld the church's right to protest in an 8-1 decision.
Imagine that one day you're watching CNN and a breaking news story comes on saying that Diane Sawyer, anchor of ABC's World News with Diane Sawyer, has suddenly quit.
In an interview, Sawyer says the reason she quit was because ABC was demanding, via the White House, that she read a story at the beginning of every newscast that says citizens are rioting in the streets of New York and the National Guard must be called in to restore order.
The problem is the streets of New York are quiet.
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