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Women, together, will change the conversation!

    I have been very fortunate in my life. I grew up in a loving family focused on looking for the best in every person I meet. Even my teenage trauma strengthened the way I think about people and respond to them. I learned I had scoliosis at age 12. I spent four years in a Milwaukee Brace at a time in one’s life where your peers are not so kind to someone “different”.  ...


I remember the day clearly.

I remember the day clearly. I remember the face. The feeling. This is the first time I am saying it out loud, in public, to anyone. A secret hidden from my parents, sisters, best friends, I have told no one on earth and held it inside for 43 years. Every time I think back to that day, I push it to the back of my memories with tears, I am shaking now as I write these words. What will people t...


How Dare They!

May I please ask what in the hell is going on in this country? It seems to me that batshit crazy has spread like a virus and infected not only some politicians but a large portion of the general population as well. I am used to crazy. We southerners keep our crazy relatives in the home. That way when visitors stay too long we just parade crazy Aunt Lula out and let her have a go at them. This...


A Poem for the Cause

Uteri Unite Us you lust for my potential vessel bowl in which to plant vase of the wilted contents that I wish emptied you long to quench an immense thirst for what has always been for what will always be Mine you want to enter the hollow cave stake it out build a democratic infrastructure in which I have no vote I unfold the layers of time that covers my arrow, my flint the han...


My vajayjay loves you, Rep. Akin!

I love you, Rep. Todd Akin! (Uterus graphic courtesy of http://www.canstockphoto.com/) I love Rep. Todd Akin. He is one badass, maverick mutha. He’s the honey badger of conservatives, the most fearless of them all. He’s an expert digger with no regard for any other animal whatsoever – hell, he’ll dive right into a swam of bees, get stung a hundred times and keep on going! Honey bad...


Dear Todd

  I am a woman, a survivor of rape, and a registered Republican. You have issued an apology for the uneducated “off the cuff” remark you made where you stated “from what I understand from doctors, pregnancy [ as a result of rape] is really rare. If it is a legitimate rape, the female body has a ways to try shut that whole thing down.” Todd, I do not accept your apology! The ...


Welcome to the Birth Revolution

Right now women and the men who support them are using their voices, their votes, their many sources of power to preserve women’s rights and continue the fight for complete equality. Women’s rights organizations are locked and loaded; their supporters are in action on the paved streets and virtual highways every day. As many prepare to march on Washington this August 18 to oppose the War on Wo...


Abortion – A Paradigm shift

There are times in your life when you read something that completely shifts your paradigm.  Lynn Beisner's Blog did just that for me.   I have read and heard many stories of why someone is so lucky their mother didn't have an abortion or mothers who were glad they didn't choose abortion.  These mothers are deemed a "good person" for their decision. Lynn Beisner's "I Wish My Mother Had Abo...


Soldiers Needed for the War on Rape

  The problem of rape still plagues the United States. Why? Because rape mainly affects women: 9 out of 10 reported rape victims in the United States are female.[1] Under the leadership of a predominantly male government, rape receives little attention (the House is comprised of 362 men and 76 women; the Senate 17 women and 83 men).[2] As an example of the general disinterest our governm...


Can a middle aged white guy be a feminist?

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200"] Gloria Steinem has been a leading advocate for women's rights for decades[/caption] I never realized, until recently, that a man could be a feminist.  It still sounds odd to me. When I hear the term I think of Gloria Steinem, or even of the mythical Rosie the Riveter from World War II. I never think of guys who believe in equality as ‘feminis...


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