Serious Stuff

Not One More

not one more.

He hated women and he had guns. That’s really all we need to know.¬† Not one more. They tell us we need to have access to guns to save ourselves. They say guns stop crime. Gun protect women. They say…

You Have To Be Carefully Taught

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You’ve got to be taughtTo hate and fear,You’ve got to be taughtFrom year to year,It’s got to be drummedIn your dear little earYou’ve got to be carefully taught.You’ve got to be taught to be afraidOf people whose eyes are oddly…

On Body Image

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I want to talk about my body. I want to use exasperated words and say things about self-control and poor choices. I want to gripe about the places my clothes bite into my flesh and sigh heavily about the repair…

Talking Guns And Playdates

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Last winter, American parents were rocked by the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left 20 children dead. Since then, many of us have struggled with a sense of unease about how to balance the safety of children…

Blogging to End Hunger

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If you don’t have time to read a whole post, I’m going to cut to the chase. I’m running a fundraiser for Feeding America to help stop hunger. You can donate by clicking on the image below. $1 to Feeding…

Relief for Moore, Oklahoma

I told my son that there was a storm that ruined houses and I needed to a minute to do something to give money to people who could help. He said “I can give money! I have too much pennies…

Legitimate? Oh, I Don’t Think So.

It’s time to clean house. Not my house. Not your house. The Houses of Congress and Statehouses and Governor’s Mansions. We need to get rid of any and all elected officials who don’t get that women are autonomous. Yesterday, Representative…

On Prejudice

I’d like to tell you three stories, two bad and one good. I’ll start with the bad. The first bad story is one you’ve no doubt heard already. It concerns Trayvon Martin, a teen-age boy who was shot to death…

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