Tag name : Equality

Rally4Equality – A Time to Come Together

Constitution Day Rally

This Saturday, September 13th, many organizations and individuals will come together at the We Are Woman Rally4Equality to speak out against those who would deny women constitutional equality, disenfranchise voters and give those with more money an unfair advantage in our elections. It is time to put aside past differences and stand together to achieve equality and fairness. There is far too mu...


socially power(less) pink

girls liking pink is not the problem

I'm spending the week with my godchildren just outside of Nashville. My nephew is 3, my niece is 2, and there is a newborn baby boy. (Yes, my best friend is 23 just like me. She's been happily married since she turned 18-- all the kids were very much wanted, and totally unplanned.) Kiddie bowls and silverware and sippy cups come in lots of bright colors, and the kids get to pick out which color th...


DOMA, Prop 8 and SB5 – A Testament to Activism

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If ever there was a period of time that demonstrates the effectiveness of activism, it is now.  The defeat of SB5 in Texas and Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 is the culmination of so many people standing up to inequality in so many ways…but standing together. We need to acknowledge each other in our shared fight…those on the ground protesting, those...


Attitude Reflects Leadership- Moving Forward

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Attitude Reflects Leadership   The election is over, the results are in and the people have spoken. President Obama won the electoral vote by a distinct margin as well as the popular vote- although, admittedly by a lesser margin. The people also made their voices heard in several key Senate races, rejecting the misogynistic, xenophobic attitudes of the Todd Akins and Joe Walsh’s of the ...


Good-Bye GOP

Black and White Chess-long goodbye

Last Presidential election it was about making history. I cried that night because finally America cast aside its prejudice and racism and voted for a man, not based on his skin color, but on who he was as a man. I was so proud, so grateful that in my lifetime I saw the struggles of my parent’s generation fighting for civil rights and equality come to fruition. On Nov. 6th I know there will...


One Woman’s Demand

One Woman's Demand

Women have not been treated as full citizens of these United States from the inception of this country, and our Declaration of Independence and Constitution through the amendment process, did not remedy these deficiencies, our lives have been restricted unduly because of false information and invalid ideas which depicted women as inferior human beings in mind and body incapable of self determi...


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...


Can a middle aged white guy be a feminist?

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[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...


Hold Politicians Responsible for Their Rhetoric

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    I’ve always been judgmental about how people handle national tragedies.  I’ve taken people off of my Facebook friends list for joking at all about the Aurora shooting, the Indiana State Fair tragedy where people were killed by the collapsing stage, and anything involving the war.  I don’t think it is right to take advantage of the deaths of many for your own personal ga...


We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident 236 Years Later

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 “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destr...


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