What We Can Learn From Coverage of A Mother Thing's Walmart Post

There was a girl at camp who told us stories that didn't quite add up. They may have been true, or they may have been outright lies; as kids, we had no way to know. My friends and I sometimes privately joked about the stories, which always ended with someone pulling the girl back from the brink of death, but we never confronted the girl, or publicly humiliated her, or called her mother to corroborate the story. Mostly because ... what if? ...more
@Melissa Ford  Like I said before.  Attacking is never a productive way to communicate.  ... more

What We Can Learn From Coverage of A Mother Thing's Walmart Post

There was a girl at camp who told us stories that didn't quite add up. They may have been true, or they may have been outright lies; as kids, we had no way to know. My friends and I sometimes privately joked about the stories, which always ended with someone pulling the girl back from the brink of death, but we never confronted the girl, or publicly humiliated her, or called her mother to corroborate the story. Mostly because ... what if? ...more
@Melissa Ford  Our news sources have become a competitive race to see who can run a story ... more

What We Can Learn From Coverage of A Mother Thing's Walmart Post

There was a girl at camp who told us stories that didn't quite add up. They may have been true, or they may have been outright lies; as kids, we had no way to know. My friends and I sometimes privately joked about the stories, which always ended with someone pulling the girl back from the brink of death, but we never confronted the girl, or publicly humiliated her, or called her mother to corroborate the story. Mostly because ... what if? ...more
@Melissa Ford  @Cathy Steinberg  Hateful and mean is never a positive way to react.  I think it ... more

What We Can Learn From Coverage of A Mother Thing's Walmart Post

There was a girl at camp who told us stories that didn't quite add up. They may have been true, or they may have been outright lies; as kids, we had no way to know. My friends and I sometimes privately joked about the stories, which always ended with someone pulling the girl back from the brink of death, but we never confronted the girl, or publicly humiliated her, or called her mother to corroborate the story. Mostly because ... what if? ...more
Here you go Melissa. Read the last post called "coloring outside the lines" at the bottom of the ... more

Food Network Drops Paula Deen

[Editor's note: Food celebrity Paula Deen, with her Georgia accent and famously buttery recipes, is synonymous with Southern tradition. But the National Enquirer reported that Deen herself recently stated -- in court -- that her "traditions" include flat-out racism....more
@CreoleContessa    You are comparing physical assault to a word?  Alas, I realize you are just ... more

Food Network Drops Paula Deen

[Editor's note: Food celebrity Paula Deen, with her Georgia accent and famously buttery recipes, is synonymous with Southern tradition. But the National Enquirer reported that Deen herself recently stated -- in court -- that her "traditions" include flat-out racism....more
@FeministaJones      You are correct.  But I do believe words only have the significance and ... more

Food Network Drops Paula Deen

[Editor's note: Food celebrity Paula Deen, with her Georgia accent and famously buttery recipes, is synonymous with Southern tradition. But the National Enquirer reported that Deen herself recently stated -- in court -- that her "traditions" include flat-out racism....more
@CreoleContessa I am not justifying anything. I am not going to attack her because of the ... more

5 Things I Want to Tell Nigella Lawson

On Sunday, photos were published showing celebrity chef Nigella Lawson being grabbed on the throat by her husband. The photos splashed over the internet showed him holding her by the throat and her leaving the restaurant in tears. It should come as no surprise that this story caught my attention. Ten years working with women escaping domestic violence leaves its mark on a person. I will always be a victim advocate even if I am no longer in the field....more
@CreoleContessa @Cathy Steinberg Let's get this straight.. You are calling me - both Hispanic ... more

RIP James Gandolfini: A Jersey Girl Pays Tribute

Editor's note: The sudden death of Sopranos actor James Gandolfini in Italy yesterday prompted outpourings across social media. I really loved Theresa's memories of her fellow New Jersey native, an actor she considered one of her own. -- Julie ...more
RIP James more

5 Things I Want to Tell Nigella Lawson

On Sunday, photos were published showing celebrity chef Nigella Lawson being grabbed on the throat by her husband. The photos splashed over the internet showed him holding her by the throat and her leaving the restaurant in tears. It should come as no surprise that this story caught my attention. Ten years working with women escaping domestic violence leaves its mark on a person. I will always be a victim advocate even if I am no longer in the field....more
@Danita Clark Able Glad you had the strength to make it through!  Go YOU!!  We need to support ... more