How My Rape Trial Ruined My Faith in the Justice System

I don’t care if one million people write about this story, and I happen to be a small voice among them. I don’t care if you think I am jumping on a bandwagon of trending rage. I don’t care if your Facebook feed becomes inundated with similar posts. And I certainly don’t care if you are tired of hearing Brock Allen Turner’s name.  ...more
Offering a *hug* I would hope no one thinks this is one more story. Every story of sexual ... more

Girls Can't Be Ghostbusters, Really?

A heated family discussion left me seething. What was the topic? Ghostbusters....more
Agreed. I can't believe in 2016 there is still a need to address this. I'm not sure what it will ... more

How to Install Beautiful & Inexpensive Wood Floors

In a past life I had thought of the idea of buying solid oak plywood, cutting it into strips and using it as inexpensive solid oak flooring. I was then told that I was an idiot and carpet was chosen instead (a far more expensive option when we had already exhausted our budget). As it turns out, I was very right and cutting plywood into strips for flooring has been done and it can be gorgeous. And (just for the record) you can put whatever you want under your feet – if it's wood, then you have wood floors!...more
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Why #ImWithHer Even Though I #FeeltheBern

I’m the first to admit, I’ve never been particularly fond of Hillary Clinton.  Most of the general criticism that circulates about her is verifiable truth.  For example:  she is pro-death penalty. Seriously? What is this, the Middle Ages where we can’t evolve past “an eye for an eye”? Gross....more
Randy334  We all have a right to express our view of the election.  If Sanders wins the ... more

Trump Supporters: Who Are You?

Who are you, Trump supporter? I only know two of you.  And I live in rural Indiana, so I know you are out there.  Granted, I don’t bring up politics unless I’m around close friends.  And not even around some of you....more
The stories of thuggery at Trump speaking engagements is both ominous and dangerous. I fear ... more

'Rabid Feminist' and Other Sexist Sentences

It's a source that's meant to inform and educate but the Oxford English Dictionary recently came under fire for being sexist. ...more
Gender bias infiltrates into everything, sometimes in obvious ways, sometimes in subtle ways. ... more

Why Trigger Warnings Exist: Live-blogging a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Attack

Recently, trigger warnings have come under fire for coddling millennials - my generation. I want to explain, using my current triggered state of being, reasons why trigger warnings are integral for people like myself living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. ...more
Agreed. We all process and cope differently. I think back on some circumstances I can laugh on ... more

Why Trigger Warnings Exist: Live-blogging a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Attack

Recently, trigger warnings have come under fire for coddling millennials - my generation. I want to explain, using my current triggered state of being, reasons why trigger warnings are integral for people like myself living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. ...more
*hugs* I'll add my thank you's for your post. I've been sitting on it for several days before ... more

There Is No Muslim War on Christmas

During the years I worked as a community advocate for Muslim organizations, I often listened to conservative talk radio.  In early 2003, while listening to one of the local hosts, I decided to call in to counter the misinformation being said about Muslims. I did get through. I did counter with facts and statistics. The host disconnected the call and said, on air, that the screener would be fired if I ever got through again....more
If only we took the time to read, hear, interact, and learn. Thank you for sharing. more

I Don't Want To Be a Good Girl Anymore. I Want to Be Me

Someone once told me I should "have what I want".This particular person wasn't healthy for me in many ways, but this one statement was one of those teaching moments - those moments when you realize people were put into your life to alleviate years of restriction and suffering with a few words.  Especially since I was someone who restricted what I ate and what I desired for years. Image Credit: John Paul Ryan...more
An inner voice carries truth, one we all tend to silence in our younger years. There are ... more
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