Awake and Arise

A challenge to let go of the past and resolve to get involved with our future starting NOW

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Liberty + Justice for All = Equality

LET US NOT SIMPLY RECITE THE WORDS, BUT LIVE THEM! Lady Parts Justice V to Shining V event On September 27 women are gathering coast to coast, and bringing their vaginas to a state capital near you. In Topeka, the local National Organization for Women chapter will rally at the statehouse from 3:00-5:00pm. Kansas women,…

Forget Calm and Get Angry

The sage avoids extremes, excesses, and complacency. -Tao Te Ching 29 Complacency: self-satisfaction accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies (Webster’s) Working outside the lines, under the law Waiting to see if the State will fall See no evil, hear no evil, Me and mine are doing fine Don’t know if the taxes are…

I am woman hear me roar!

In animal species across the Earth it is usually the mothers, the females, who care, nurture, and continue their species survival. Lionesses bring the food to the family, female gorillas tend and clean the nests and fellow family members, female alligators carry their babies until they are large enough to fight off predators. My favorite…

Open Letter to Kansas NOW Members

WARNING: THIS IS A RANT As Secretary/Recorder for the Kansas National Organization for Women, I must insist on your active participation in this Organization. I am frustrated that folks will sit around and complain about the issues at hand, issues that are part of the NOW platform, but will not take action to resolve those…

What you don’t know CAN hurt you

My family and friends say I’ve changed over the years, probably since I’ve had children. My sister says it’s since I went to college. Personally, I don’t feel my core values have changed, but since getting educated I’ve seen in black and white how our society has changed for the worse while we were watching…

Social norms and the middle class model

Here’s the article in The Guardian that sparked this post: …people need a stake in society. This article reported that 84% of UK children who seek help from the group Kids Company are runaways, usually maltreated by their families. In the U.S., anywhere between 1.6 million and 2.8 million children runaway, or are thrown out…