Tag Archives: equality

More Of The Third Part, Please!

The entire world is still reeling from the ghastly events in Paris, the downing of a Russian plane filled with tourists, the double suicide attack in Beirut. Here in the United States, people have not forgotten Boston.  At least, many … Continue reading

Posted in France, Paris, Paris Attacks, senseless killing, Terrorism, Uncategorized, World Events | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

When We Don’t Always Agree

She leaned in through the kitchen door tentatively.  She had her scarf, coat, boots and hat all organized. She drew in a chunk of air through her nose and into her chest. Then she mustered as much lighthearted cheer and … Continue reading

Posted in Biases, Opposing Beliefs, Thanksgiving, Vegan Thanksgiving | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Have We Really Come A Long Way?

I’m sure that by now, many of you have heard or read about the abrupt sacking of Jill Abramson from her New York Times post more than two weeks ago. She was the Times’ first female executive editor. The Internet … Continue reading

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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

International Women’s Day

Lara and Emma posted this on their Facebook pages to celebrate International Women’s Day. Please take two minutes to view and listen to its message: 100th Annual International Day Celebration We may have come a long way but on closer … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Human Rights, Women's International Day Celebration, Women's Movement, women's rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Farewells At The Vatican

I’ve been hearing that the incumbent pope, Pope Benedict XVI, had announced his decision to step down by the end of February.  True enough, early this morning, the news was already filled with accounts of his final public speech.  I … Continue reading

Posted in Pope Benedict, Pope Francis, Religious Freedoms, Religous Congregation, Uncategorized, Vatican | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

This Is My Body, Not Yours.

To watch this video, click the following link:  THIS IS MY BODY, NOT YOURS. I came across this video featured by UPWORTHY, a website that aims to provide content that may be disturbing to some and relevant to others.  They … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion, Equality, gays and lesbians, Health Care, Human Rights, LGBT, Planned Parenthood, Religious Freedom, Religious Freedoms, self-righteousness, Sex, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Women's Movement, Women's Reproductive Rights, women's rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

In Spite Of It All, I Remain Hopeful

With the election behind us, it’s been interview after interview of the what-ifs, should-haves, could-haves, with all the seeming crystal clarity that only hindsight can ever boast. I’m beginning to find it all too exhausting to listen to. I watched … Continue reading

Posted in Election 2012, Equality, Human Rights, LGBT, Mitt Romney, Planned Parenthood, President Barack Obama, Race and Gender Issues, Religious Freedom, Republican Party, Vote, Women's Reproductive Rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Feminist Boys

  My sister and I talk about raising our kids often. She has two active, curious, strapping boys. She has been raising them on her own for practically 10 years now. I did not have the opportunity to raise boys. … Continue reading

Posted in feminist boys, Kids, mindfulness, raising boys, women's rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments