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The Erasure of Black Womanhood: Why Anthony Cumia's Twitter Rant is About More Than Race

On Wednesday, July 2, 2014, "Opie and Anthony" radio host Anthony Cumia went on a disgusting rant that lasted several tweets in which he used abhorrent language to describe an interaction he had with a Black woman in Times Square, New York City. He used words and phrases like “whore b*tch,” “c*nt,” “c*ntrag,” and “animal pig fuck c*nt b*tch,” all to describe a woman he claims attacked him. He claimed she attacked him because he was innocently taking pictures of a construction site at 3 a.m. ...more
JoeIngram Shellireads What are you talking about? At no point did I say it was up to me to ...more

To the Duggar Naysayers: Have You Visited an Orphanage?

I would put my money on the fact that ninety-nine percent of the naysayers and the ones slamming a good, honest, hard-working, larger-than-normal American family that is open to expanding their family through the blessing of adoption have never, ever set foot in a foreign orphanage. Have they ever seen children lying in their own waste for most of the day? Have they ever heard the cries of a little one who goes unnoticed by caregivers? ...more
Shar@whateverthings I have watched the show for a number of years and I am not sure that it is a ...more

To the Duggar Naysayers: Have You Visited an Orphanage?

I would put my money on the fact that ninety-nine percent of the naysayers and the ones slamming a good, honest, hard-working, larger-than-normal American family that is open to expanding their family through the blessing of adoption have never, ever set foot in a foreign orphanage. Have they ever seen children lying in their own waste for most of the day? Have they ever heard the cries of a little one who goes unnoticed by caregivers? ...more
Your concerns  feel valid. I am not knowledgable about Adoption, however, I have to say that ...more

The Erasure of Black Womanhood: Why Anthony Cumia's Twitter Rant is About More Than Race

On Wednesday, July 2, 2014, "Opie and Anthony" radio host Anthony Cumia went on a disgusting rant that lasted several tweets in which he used abhorrent language to describe an interaction he had with a Black woman in Times Square, New York City. He used words and phrases like “whore b*tch,” “c*nt,” “c*ntrag,” and “animal pig fuck c*nt b*tch,” all to describe a woman he claims attacked him. He claimed she attacked him because he was innocently taking pictures of a construction site at 3 a.m. ...more
Thank you for once again providing a coherent and thoughtful refutation to the hatred and ...more

Plus-Size Woman Wears Bikini in Miami; World Does Not End

"It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes." ~Sally Field ...more
You looke really strong and confident.more

The System is Failing Us

This post may ruffle some feathers, may even wad some uptight people's panties. So if you are easily ruffled or wadded, then walk away from this post. This system is flawed. It's failing our children. Our children are sometimes in need of emergent care. It's NOT there for them. It's not fair. To them, or to the parents that care for them. ...more
I am so sorry that you are suffering in this way. Unfortunately it is not just autistic children ...more

Love and Marriage

Today's my parents 42nd anniversary.  It makes me wonder what marriage really is.  They had an arranged marriage and somehow stayed together for more than forty years.  I know people who dated for  almost a decade and then got a divorce. So what does marriage mean?...more
As a married woman, I happen to agree with a number of your assertions.  As a young woman I ...more

Why It's More Important Than Ever to Defend Reproductive Rights

In a move that surprised almost no one, the Supreme Court decided Monday that Hobby Lobby, a corporate entity, can somehow claim that paying for contraception for its employees violates its (the corporation's) religious sensibilities. This comes on top of last week's Supreme Court decision to strike down the Massachusetts law that kept abortion protesters a decent distance from patients entering and leaving abortion clinics....more
It is untrue that Hobby Lobby wants to exclude all birth control from being offered to their ...more

Disability, Sexuality, and Faith

It has become quite obvious that my fifteen year old special needs daughter and a boy in her social club have a little romance going on!  I doubt if they've ever even uttered one word to each other but when they are together he gets right up in her face and takes her hands in his.  Then they dance and run around together, hand in hand!  It's just so incredibly  adorable! ...more
Your questions are wonderful. I hope you find answers that you feel are right for your family. I ...more

I Was Racially Profiled and This is What I Did

This morning, after I dropped the girls off at school, I donned my mom uniform (jeans, t-shirt, flip-flops, purse and sunglasses) and went out to run some errands. I needed to get them done and get home before noon because this weekend has the potential to be just ridiculously crazy-busy. I need to get prepared. So, off I went.       ...more
alianora This is so smart. I never would have thought to do this.more