Salute Our Fallen Heroes

September 11, 2001 was just like any other day as I drove onto Fort Gordon, GA. I worked at the treatment facility as a SGT in the Medical Corp. What happened on this date changed our country and military forever. As the staff and patients watched the tragic events unfold we all were overcome with grief, helplessness, and anger. We had so many questions and very few answers....more

Hello & Welcome (to both you and me!)

Hi all - BlogHer newbie Enn here.  I considered waiting until I had the absolute perfect words for my  first BlogHer post.  But then I looked at the available topics and realized that my blog niche doesn't fall into any of those categories.  Thus this post.I write about concealed carrying of firearms. Sounds deep, filled with political angst, and totally about men doesn't it?  It's not. At least not for me.  I keep it simple...and girly!...more
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Josh Duggar Shows Why We Should Not Minimize Molestation

Some people are downright gleeful that the Duggars’ aren’t so perfect and are celebrating their "fall from grace." Did I miss something? We are talking about a young man who molested young girls, right? Who cares how it makes his family look? What about his victims? ...more
I'm not discounting the tragedy of what happened. What we also need to look at here - keeping in ...more

The Common Duggar Problem

Reports that Josh Duggar molested underage girls (including some of his sisters) are all over the interwebs today, which is triggering the hell out of me. All I want to say is that the gleeful schadenfreude about his downfall is gross and insensitive to the victims, but I understand the impulse. As Tim Molly said, “I’m trying not to delight in his downfall....more

25 Inexpensive Ways to Help Your Neighbor - Red Nose Day

"It's not fair!"True! Life's not fair.We want fair. We want equal. Although, it's perfectly okay if our family is a little more equal....more

Why We Need Intersectionality in Feminism

A few weeks ago, my friend and fellow student Reem Hashim gave a speech at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy on the “Danger of Separatism.” The speech came at the tail end of a tumultuous year at UVA, a year that bore witness to the brutal arrest of Martese Johnson, the announcement of tuition hikes th...more
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Steph and Riley: Why it Matters

There's a small movement toward making families the epicenter of our society again. I can feel the undercurrent of "this is no longer acceptable" as a resounding cry of those leading the charge to take back our future and make it right.  Parents have begun to say “here I am” employers, media, government… “here I am, this is me”....more

VIDEO: Disturbing Ads Blast Chile’s Strict Anti-Abortion Laws

In Chile, an abortion of any kind or for any reason can mean a prison sentence of up to five years.And a new ad campaign is offering gruesome advice to women seeking to end an unwanted pregnancy in Chile: the “accidental” abortion....more

Why you should be glad I don't want to be your fairy tale princess

With the rise of feminism, many of us are rejecting the old standard of the ideal woman. I don’t want to be your Cinderella. I don’t think I could be if I tried. >I’m not a great cook, my room is always messy, and pretty much any roommate I’ve ever had will tell you that I don’t wash my dishes in a timely manner....more

Why don't black people have it together?

It's the question on every white person's mind. I mean, predominately black neighborhoods still have lower employment rates and higher crime rates than predominately white ones, even though slavery has been long abolished. So what is the problem here? ...more
Interesting piece, unfortunately, you'd have to write a book to clarify. Your title is ...more