The university recently decided to keep John C. Calhoun's name on one of its residential college buildings. Calhoun, a brilliant, devilish orator, claimed that slavery was "a positive good," tightening the shackles on millions of children, women, and men.
My great-aunt Ada Latta had an adventurous and pioneering soul. She staked and tried to grow a plantation in Cuba at the end of the 19th century, and lived there with her children and husband for seven years before giving up and coming back to the United States. In this article my cousin relates her attempt … Continue reading Beyond the Cuba Bloqueo — KBGressitt.com
There is no end to the men, mostly, who seek to govern women's bodies, who deny women freedom, agency, and power. Now they want to prevent any woman who MIGHT become pregnant from drinking alcohol, even though there is no solid evidence to support such draconian prohibition. Source: CDC: No alcohol at all for the pre-pregnant
What do you think? Martha Nussbaum, a famous philosopher and a woman who has, you might say, "made it," in the patriarchal halls of philosophy and academe, has this to say to women who would seek justice when famous and powerful men rape them: Law cannot fix this problem. Famous men standardly get away with … Continue reading Martha Nussbaum on sexual assault
Survey co-authored by Trae Vassallo, who testified in the Ellen Pao case, found that for women in tech and venture capital gender discrimination is common Source: Sexism Valley: 60% of women in Silicon Valley experience harassment | Technology | The Guardian
They call depression a disorder. It is disorganized, chaotic, stormy, an attack, a tornado, a tidal wave of sadness, and it hurts. It burns the eyes, scorches the throat, stops up the nose and ears and painfully overstimulates every nerve in the body while simultaneously deadening everything, so that you move, if you can move, through the world muffled, muted, deafened, dulled, retarded, defeated, deflated. It washes you up on unfamiliar shores, it abandons you, wrecks you, dashes you, destroys you. Do not underestimate this affliction.
It's raining and dreary, so I decided to stay home instead of stumble through the Ashtanga class I thought I would go to. I rolled out my mat in my own studio/office and put on a new playlist and moved through as many of the postures as seemed sensible. For the past 12 months or … Continue reading Day 2 of Being Present
Listening to Nina Simone, who was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon. The great civil rights advocate and musician inspires me. One of my clients looks like her. Hard to say whose history is harder. The woman I know remembers her father holding a gun to her mother's head. She suffers from complex trauma, a syndrome unrecognized … Continue reading Nina Simone
Are you a woman? Do you love someone who is female? Do you believe you have or she has the right to her own body and mind? Do you like tacos or beer? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please support this campaign to give women more control over their own destinies: Taco or Beer Challenge. It's a heck of a lot more fun that dumping ice on your head.
Roxane Robitaille, a wise couples therapist, has the following advice for those who are going through a hard time after a breakup. I found the following very helpful: Some years ago, I went through a difficult break-up. When my relationship came to an end, one of the most difficult things for me was deciding … Continue reading 10 good reasons not to call your ex