This past week on Facebook, lots of people changed their profile pictures to a red equality sign to show their support of overturning the absurdly named Defense of Marriage Act. (Whose marriage does it defend? Not my Christian marriage of 20+ years to my husband, I assure you.) Read More Oh Shut Up, Rick Warren. And I Mean That Compassionately
Unless you’ve been living under a lovely rock this week (and I would love to crawl under there with you), you’ve heard about the Congressional investigation into the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate spearheaded by Congressman Issa.
Here’s an image showing who was allowed to speak. Read More No Legislation Without Fat And Female Representation
What can I even say?
I didn’t know anything about Troy Davis’ plight or his case until last Wednesday night, when his life was taken by the state. Read More It All Comes Back to Love
As Jamie mentioned on Monday and I talked about last week, civil rights advocates in New York State are still waiting… and waiting… and waiting for marriage equality legislation to come up for a vote in the State Senate. Read More The Waiting Game
Last night, the New York State Assembly voted in favor of the Marriage Equality Act, making it the fourth time in three years that the house has passed legislation that would legalize same gender marriage. Read More Marriage Equality Passes NYS Assembly
I love Myrna Loy. It started with the Thin Man films, a series of murder mysteries starring William Powell as a private detective named Nick Charles and Loy as his wife, Nora. Nick was very much the typical 1930s film male: dapper, quick-witted, drunk, and sexist. Rather than accept her husband’s conduct, Nora cut through Nick’s misogyny with rolled eyes and biting comments, refusing to take his obnoxious behavior seriously. Read More Coming to Terms with an Imperfect Idol
With recent school cuts and the continuing onslaught on education in America, one can always be reminded of how much we still need to work towards the intended goals of 1954’s Brown v. Board of Education. Read More Badass Ladies Of History: Melba Pattillo Beals