Tag Archives: Human Rights

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

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Praise For President Carter, Boo for Hobby Lobby

I listened to an NPR interview of past US President Jimmy Carter on his most recent publication, “A Call To Action.”  In this book, he dares to take on the worldwide injustice towards women.  By far, the most discriminated group, … Continue reading

Posted in A Call to Action, Affordable Care Act, Books, Catholic Church, Civil Liberties, Freedom, Health, Health Care, Women's Health, women's rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 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

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

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

On The Orphan Master’s Son

I have this long list of books I need and want to read. I promised to start clearing a few during this trip. On the plane, I chose to start with The Orphan Master’s Son an Adam Johnson novel that … Continue reading

Posted in Adam Johnson, Books, Fiction, Pullitzer Prize, The Orphan Master'sSon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 19 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

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

Here’s to the Fourth!

Today, it’s sunny and warmer where we are. I saw people shopping for their fresh corn and watermelon as early as 7:30 a.m.  People are walking around in shorts and sandals.  This afternoon, many families will have prepared their traditional … Continue reading

Posted in American History, Declaration of Independence, Equality, Fourth of July Holiday, gays and lesbians, July 4th, Race and Gender Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments