Yeah. It’s about guns. So shoot me. Of all the typical, banal, most trite, most tribal, most revisited, warn-out, decidedly unresolved “controversies” between the left and the right, this is the one that I like the least. It feels like such a waste of time, and yet it’s also so important, and so boring, and … Continue reading So, shoot me!
Someone posed this question on a blog, and many answers followed, many from women who seem eager to disavow feminism and detach themselves from the word. Not surprisingly. The word feminism does have some ugly connotations, though I suspect that many of the ugliness originated in false accusations hurled by people who feel threatened by … Continue reading What Does Feminism Mean To Me?
This is just a short post from the social commentary aspect of my blog. I recently watched the movie The Campaign, a Will Ferrel movie that I would only recommend as a light, entertaining film to watch when you don’t feel like getting involved in serious intellectual stuff. I’m going to spoil the highlight for … Continue reading I Don’t Want to Live in Rainbow Land And You Can’t Make Me
This isn’t in the usual style of my posts for this blog, but I saw this article today posted by a friend on FaceBook, and I just had to share what I think about this: A mob stripped, tortured and bound a woman accused of witchcraft, then burned her alive in front of hundreds of … Continue reading Did You Say Witchcraft?
I’ve seen a lot of posts on Facebook and Twitter of people sending good wishes to the victims of the shooting, to the family of the shooter, and to those in favor and against gun control. All sorts of theories will develop in the next few days, and for myself, I have already considered the … Continue reading Aurora Shooting: What Happened To The Smart Hero?
Last night, after an almost unbearable television essay about teens who ended their lives on account of relentless bullying, I endured yet another twenty minutes of a show in which Dr. Phil, and another prescriber-of-cures-for-social-ills whose name I don’t remember, gave teachers and legislators a grade of C- for their inability to stop bullying in … Continue reading Bully See, Bully Do
I have never been pregnant. I did, however, have a fancy New York job and an expensive New York gynecologist who did not detect a fibroid at its early stages. Then I went to graduate school in a state school in Florida. Then I didn’t have health insurance anymore. The state school in Florida could afford to … Continue reading Planned Parenthood is for All of Us