Thinking About Violence Against Women and Men

It is time for an edutainment type quiz. I’m going to show you a 41 second clip from a movie called The Public Enemy. In this scene, James Cagney and Mae Clarke are at the breakfast table.  It starts with a question. ...more

All hands on deck, there is much work to do. As the pass few weeks have shown there is still a ...more

Seeds of Peace

-Mary Dixie Carter, ...more

What Have we Become?

The eyes of the innocent harbor violenceOur children, our beautiful giftshow are they expected to make sense?We feed them destruction and chaosSending them out, expecting them to be productiveHow can we set our standards so high?Putting so little work into itThis is the motto for all of these parentsDo as I say, not as I doWe are no more than hypocrites,We are no more than cowards.Giving in and throwing away our rightsLetting others take care of what we should beOnly to be careless, only to be free ...more

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers aka IDTEVASW

I know, it's a mouthful isn't it? I wish the lack of a catchy name was the reason why more people don't know about International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers but I don't think the name is the problem. I wish more people who know about IDTEVASW blogged it but I don't think a catchy name or pretty ribbon would help with that either. ...more

Thanks for posting about December 17th. It's not just that we need non-sex workers to speak up ...more

A man beats a 16-year-old girl over who was 1st in line

What kind of man would beat a 16-year-old girl, just to get ahead in a fast food line? ...more

Reflections on Mama Saartjie, The Saartjie Project Performance, and My Womanline

Reflections on Mama Saartjie, The Saartjie Project Performance, and My Womanline by Ananda Leeke Copyright 2008 by Madelyn C. Leeke. Excerpt from That Which Awakens Me: A Woman's Poetic Memoir (IUniverse, Inc. - December 2008) ...more

“School district to let teachers bring guns.”

Yeah, you read right. In the Daily Briefing Column on the inside front cover of the Boston Globe yesterday (8/16) this chilling headline was the lead:  (Texas) “School district to let teachers bring guns.” ...more

Honor. Really?

I will admit it: I occasionally read the gossip column, and I peruse gossip magazines at the supermarket and any waiting room that I am, well, waiting in. If it’s about people’s lives, then I’m interested. ...more

You have to wonder if the doors stay closed because no one is listening when they are opened. ...more

Energy Drinks Encourage Young People To Party Like A Rockstar (But Not Everyone Has Ozzy Osbourne's Constitution)

A new study has linked the consumption of energy drinks to risky and aggressive "toxic jock" behavior amongst young adults. ...more

Lone Travel in Latin America, or, How I Beat My Fears to a Pulp

I do so love adventure - it's the best thing that's ever happened to me - and, after reading ...more