Category Archives: Human Rights

The Daughter Chronicles: A Confusing Term

I was on the way to work when I heard Monday morning’s segment from the Perspectives Series of KQED.  Clyde Wadsworth applauds Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion in the historic Supreme Court decision in favor of marriage equality (Obergefell v. Hodges). … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Unions, Marriage, Marriage Equality, same-sex marriage, Single by Choice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

This Archbishop Is Overreaching!

I was on my way to work this morning when Michael Krasny’s Forum started airing on the radio. Today, the topic was the recent move by the San Francisco Archbishop to revise the teachers’ handbook for four local parochial high schools … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion, Bigotry, Catholic Church, Catholicism, Civil Unions, Equality, Human Rights, LGBT, Marriage, Religion, Religious Freedom, Religious Freedoms, same-sex marriage, self-righteousness, Sex, Teacher, Women's Reproductive Rights, women's rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Celebrating Freedoms

Tomorrow, people will celebrate our nation’s independence day.  Already the frenzy over grabbing the best cuts of beef, ribs, chicken, fish, and a whole gamut of vegetables, has been a dizzying scene at most food retailers.  Families and friends will … Continue reading

Posted in Celebration, Civil Rights, Fourth of July Holiday, July 4th, Postaweek | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

To Ms. Ibrahim: We Are Sorry!

I had posted with great indignation, the plight of Ms. Rahinah Ibrahim, early in December (here), to clear her good name.  More importantly, to get her name off the No-Fly list. The saga has dragged for nine (9) years already. … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Flying, Government Watch List, Homeland Security, Justice, KQED, No-Fly List, NPR, Terrorism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Delia’s Christmas Manners

Delia Ephron has written an Op-Ed on the NYTimes about Christmas Manners in this era of extreme diversity we now live in.  She promises to “answer questions for those tricky situations we all face at this time of the year.” … Continue reading

Posted in Celebration, Christmas Day, Culture, Delia Ephron, Family, Family Celebrations, same-sex marriage | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Farewell, Mr. Mandela

Farewell, great man!  We have always admired your steadfast insistence on never sullying your hands as your oppressors have on you and all the others who were oppressed in South Africa. I will never forget listening intently in one of … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights, Daily Prompt, Death, Democracy, Equality, forgiveness, Human Rights, Nelson Mandela, South Africa | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

SNL & Affirmative Action?

My nephew mentioned to me last Monday how crazy last Saturday’s run of SNL was.  On my way home that evening, I heard it on the news too.  So, I looked it up online. Boy oh boy!  SNL is being … Continue reading

Posted in Affirmative Action, BlogHer, Civil Rights, Daily Post Challenge, Diversity, DPChallenge, Equality, Race and Gender Issues, Saturday Night Live, SNL, YeahWrite | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

I caught up with some friends this past weekend, who had recently visited Istanbul with their daughter in late May.  We had recommended the wonderful guide we had when we visited various parts of Turkey in 2009. All in all, … Continue reading

Posted in Egypt, Equality, Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Speech, Istanbul, Religious Freedoms, Turkey, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Who Is the Breadwinner in Your Family?

It is all over the news. According to the recent Pew Research Center survey, women are the breadwinners in 40% of households with children under 18 years of age.  Compare that to 11% in 1960.  The way the news is … Continue reading

Posted in College Education, Equality, Family, Mitt Romney, Money, Politics, President Barack Obama, social issues, The Other 98%, Uncategorized, Women's Movement, women's rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Let’s Join The Fiercies!

On our recent trip to Cabo San Lucas, I decided to bring along a couple of magazines. One of them was More Magazine.  I noticed it on the newsstand section of our local supermarket about two years ago. Its tagline, … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights, Equality, Human Rights, Planned Parenthood, Race and Gender Issues, same-sex marriage, Sandra Fluke, Women's Movement, Women's Reproductive Rights, women's rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments