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I thought we’d come a long way, baby, and then this…

I really had hoped that things might have moved beyond the girls-against-boys approach, but then I had underestimated Christy Clark’s depths. If she thinks this is going to help me connect with the BC Liberals, think again. It sends me running in the opposite direction, desperately seeking government representation that focuses on ideas and plans, … Continue reading

When is a t-shirt not just a t-shirt?

When participating in an online poll about this that asked, “Should a student be suspended for wearing a ‘Jesus’ t-shirt?“, I read the entire story above and then voted yes. I wasn’t expecting to, but then I thought about how the story might have been perceived differently with just some minor wording changes. The advocates … Continue reading

Plenty to fight about

I confess I’d never heard of Olympia Snowe until she resigned, and know nothing of her track record, her platform or her life. However, I can completely understand her desire to take the opportunity to throw in the towel – or at least to lay it down – in politics. It is her feeling of … Continue reading

Despairing of Afghanistan

I’ve been unable to find this in recent news – did Hamid Karzai call Obama and apologize for the recent deaths of US soldiers at the hands of Afghani police or civilians working on American bases? I suspect that the diplomacy of apology is only required in one direction. I doubt that this apology from … Continue reading

The Komen/Planned Parenthood debacle

I understand the point of some of this discussion – that the Komen Foundation’s decisions are more influenced by politics than perhaps they should be, considering that their aim is to address a women’s health issue. However, two points trouble me in this article. 1 – defining pregnancy as a disease and 2 – the … Continue reading

Modern Feminism

Modern Feminists understand that “female equality” does not equal “female domination”.  To me, the breakthroughs and benefits of feminism have been the freedoms to choose. The fact that choices come with consequences is a reality. Happiness and self-fulfillment should be the goal for everyone – and to hear that someone else might want to decide … Continue reading

What I understand about Occupy Wall Street

In truth, based on the title this posting should be blank, as I still do not understand it. I hear the messages, but cannot make the connection between what people are complaining about, who/what they are blaming, and the actions they are taking to protest/highlight those things. 1. There is no guaranteed formula for success. … Continue reading