• choice,  feminist,  happiness,  health,  social responsibility,  womens rights

    Does Anti-abortion really mean Pro-Life?

    A world where every human life is valued and protected. The above statement is the vision statement of the March for Life. Sounds like a laudable position, yet when I look at their Life Principles page I discover that they only talk about life up until the point of birth. They never mention the lives of women prior to getting pregnant or the lives mothers, fathers, or children after the baby is born. This makes me wonder if they are truly interested in valuing and protecting every human life. I do not believe that just because you’re opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in…

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  • feminist,  social justice,  women,  womens rights

    The Women’s March Oklahoma City

    My Experience on January 21, 2017 I went to the Women’s March in Oklahoma City by myself. I knew others who were going but we had no formal plans to meet up. As I approached the Capitol complex in my car, my eyes teared up and my chest got tight. I couldn’t believe the number of cars streaming into the parking lots on a Saturday morning. The energy of the day hit me before I ever reached the steps of the Capitol. I never found my friends among the 12,000 people in attendance, but it didn’t matter. Every person there was my friend. I have never felt so much positive…

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  • activism,  equality,  feminist,  patriarchy,  womens rights

    The Resistance

    The Women’s March on Washington On Saturday, January 21st, women (and men) will take to the streets in Washington, D.C., and cities across the country (and the world) in solidarity for the rights of women, the vulnerable, and all citizens. The mission and vision of The Women’s March can be found on their website HERE. Briefly, here are the Unity Principles: We believe that Women’s Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women’s Rights. We must create a society in which women – including Black women, Native women, poor women, immigrant women, disabled women, Muslim women, lesbian queer and trans women – are free and able to care for and nurture their families,…

  • activism,  beauty,  feminist,  women,  womens rights

    Post-Election Meme

    a Facebook Cover photo I used a famous picture of women protesting for suffrage superimposed over a picture of a bald eagle to create this image. My own eyes have been superimposed over the eyes of the eagle. This was my post this morning on Facebook: Racism, misogyny, homophobia, and xenophobia may have won the election yesterday. But those of us who stand with love and beauty and the multiple, glorious potentialities of life will continue to fight on.   Photo credits: women suffragists & bald eagle from USA.gov

  • feminist,  women,  women in business,  womens rights

    I’m Such a Nasty Woman

    I do the hard work and know my stuff Unless you live in a media blackout zone somewhere, you know Trump uttered the phrase “such a nasty woman” while Clinton was speaking during the last presidential debate. This lack of self-control on Trump’s part triggered an immediate reaction on social media. Women everywhere embraced the nasty woman meme, tweeting their support of nasty women everywhere. “Nasty woman” becomes the feminist rallying cry Hillary was waiting for https://t.co/g2DPc8mThU via @vox — Laurie Hosken, PHR (@LaurieHosken) October 21, 2016 The day after the debate, Trump complained that Clinton had access to the debate questions ahead of time. Because, you know, how else could…

  • activism,  feminist,  health care,  women,  womens rights

    Taking aim in the war on women

    I have always been a feminist. I have never been a particularly activist feminist. This week that changed. This morning I joined the National Organization for Women. I am concerned, no, beyond concerned… I am deeply disturbed by the trend I see when it comes to women’s rights, particularly women’s health rights. It was not until 1965 that the Supreme Court ruled in Griswold v. Connecticut that it was legal to prescribe oral contraceptives to married couples. It was not until 1972 that the Supreme Court ruling in Eisenstadt v.Baird made oral contraceptives legal for single women. These two cases were decided in my lifetime. For all of my adult life I have…

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