You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a...– Wild Geese, by Mary Oliver. (via embonpoint)
There are other betrayals committed so repeatedly, so mundanely, that they leave...– Adrienne Rich, Split at the Root (via sarahcolombo)
"Both sides of gun control issue turn to women as... →
This article is all too relevant to my thesis paper I wrote in Women & the Environment and presented at the WSSO Symposium; my paper critically analyzed successful activist movements that were largely led by mothers in response to issues that adversely affected the livelihoods of their families. Motherism as a activist group is very apparent in this article and plays on the notion that a...
Thank you, and thank you National NOW for allowing me to speak this evening. My...– Stouffer, Allison (22 January 2013). Expediency of Reproductive Justice: Pro-choice is not enough. Speech presented at Roe v. Wade 40th Anniversary vigil, Supreme Court, Washington, DC.
O SUNS and skies and clouds of June, And flowers of June together, Ye cannot...– “October’s Bright Blue Weather,” Helen Hunt Jackson, (1830-1885).
Well, son, I’ll tell you: Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair. It’s had...– “Mother to Son,” By Langston Hughes 1902–1967. For some reason this really touched me today.
When I give food to the poor they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have...– Dom Helder Camara, Brazilian archbishop
Jon Stewart and Kristen Schaal give examples of...
KRISTEN: Our taxes are going to abortions in ways no one is even talking about.
JON: Well, let's talk about it now. How?
KRISTEN: Well, for starters, we have to cut funding for fire departments.
JON: Why would that be?
KRISTEN: Helllloooo? What if an abortion clinic catches fire, and firefighters put it out, paving the way for more abortions? Abortionist firefighters, paid for with our taxpayer dollars.
JON: Well that's like saying we need to de-fund the Coast Guard because abortion providers go to the beach.
KRISTEN: I hadn't even thought of that. But you're right -- no more Coast Guard! Give me another. This is fun.
KRISTEN: Mile-High Club. Number one cause of unwanted pregnancies between Newark and LAX.
JON: Mining Safety Commission.
KRISTEN: Mile-BELOW Club.
JON: Library of Congress.
KRISTEN: Sexy librarians.
KRISTEN: Space abortions!
JON: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
KRISTEN: Jon, please. I'm getting pregnant just listening to you.
Well, children, where there is so much racket there must be something out of...– Sojourner Truth (1797-1883): Ain’t I A Woman? Delivered 1851 Women’s Convention, Akron, Ohio
transartorialism: “Rubber Ring,” The Smiths But...
This weekend, I got a much needed dosage of the South. Bluegrass, mountain festivals, and lots of “Hey there” and “ya’ll.” I needed it.
Tea Baggers →
Why are the Tea-baggers (how Bill Maher facetiously refers to them)the most disturbing, seriously misinformed group of people?! After listening to this on Morning Edition on NPR - my skin started crawling.
A (brief) History of Women's Work →
sidenote: i miss when i was in school and reading articles like this was my job…
As America is on the brink of expanding health care access for millions of...– House Passes Reform; Feminists Speak Out On Abortion Fight http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2010/03/21/house-passes-reform-feminists-speak-out-on-abortion-fight/
I’ve been living in DC now for a little over 6 months… I can’t believe it’s been that long. Sometimes, I feel like I just left. I am proud of myself for moving away from home by myself, and having the nerve to do so, so suddenly. I had to plan on moving to DC within 2 weeks. Usually, I’m a planner and it takes a while for me to adjust to change. Needless to say, this...
Public Policy PhD Program →
This is what I want to do in the next year and a half: Enter in to this PhD program (PhD in Public Policy), with a field of study focusing in gender, race, and public policy!!
Gluten free cupcakes make me realize that flour is totally overrated.
Palin Assails Obama at Tea Party Meeting →
“They had begun lining up outside the ballroom three hours before the speech, breaking out at one point into “God Bless America.” As Judson Phillips, the chief convention organizer, warmed up the crowd for her speech, it erupted in chants of “USA! USA!” They raised a toast to Ronald Reagan, whose 99th birthday would have been Saturday. (“To Ronnie,” said one woman wearing sequins at the back...
Another Athlete Speaks Against Anti-Choice Super... →
He’s smart, and dreamy.
Reasons To Adore Saints Linebacker Scott Fujita →
My new favorite athlete. Also, I’m totally rooting for the Saints to win this Super Bowl. For once in my life, I’m excited about the game!
Mr. GOPNIK: He says somewhere that the real end of a writer is not to write a...– NPR Transcript Interview: The late author J.D. Salinger inspired generations of high school students who read The Catcher in the Rye in English class. A high school English teacher and several writers weigh in on what Salinger meant to them.
Take Action re: Superbowl Ad →
Could not have said this better myself…
Deconstructing Chris Matthews →
“I forgot he [Obama] was black!” I cringed when I heard Chris Matthews say this last night, immediately at the end of the State of the Union Speech. A very interesting feminist anaylsis on this statement by Feministing.com got me thinking. My first impression after hearing Chris Matthews is that he equated Obama’s confident, sensible, and powerful speech to being...
To Democrats, I would remind you that we still have the largest majority in...– President Obama’s State of the Union Speech, January 27, 2010
The object of art is to crystallize emotion into thought, and then fix it in...– Francois Delsarte
"The Supreme Court has given a green light to a... →
Would it be appropriate to say that, corportions and their financial affliation with political candidates, once an informal institution, is now, specifically after the Supreme Court ruling yesterday, a formal institution in the US Political System? I am aware that corporations and interest groups contribute to campaigns. Honestly, the only saving grace out of this ruling is that the disclosure...
Another reason I hate football. →
Honestly, this is going too far. But then again, it’s completely unsurprising. Another example of the insidious conservativist barrage in the media. This decision to use an “issue” commerical proves there is a particular “football” audience, and CBS must feel fairly certain they will NOT be offending the majority of people watching the game.
Ms. Magazine |Copenhagen: A Feminist Response |... →