I won't have been the first person to write this, nor will I likely be the last. I, like so many others, am just one of the many who - in shedding some of the (perhaps unintentional) burdens laid upon my psyche by the patriarchal system that dominates our society - has come to regard… Continue reading On Compliments
Good Girls Revolt (quietly?)
I spent the day yesterday watching the one season of "Good Girls Revolt," an Amazon original that had sneaked under my radar when it was released a few years ago. It's historical fiction based on the real-life 1970 lawsuit filed against Newsweek by 46 of their female staff for gender discrimination. Only 10 episodes. Worth… Continue reading Good Girls Revolt (quietly?)
Angry White Woman
I'm angry. I'm angry, and it's not just because recent events have exposed my complacency with an imbalanced system because I was under the impression that "things will get better." I mean, that makes me angry. It makes me angry to have been so wrong. It means I was believing lies and avoiding truths. There… Continue reading Angry White Woman
3:00 AM; November 9, 2016
I went to sleep when my candidate suggested that we do so. I can understand her not wanting us to be awake to bear witness to the hour in which she conceded this election to a reality television show star. But, I woke up a few hours later and couldn't help it. I refreshed the… Continue reading 3:00 AM; November 9, 2016
Walls of Jericho
But my life turned out okay, didn't it? That's the answer I'd expect from some people after I write the post I want to write. This wouldn't be the response I'd get from the people who already "get it." It would be from the ones who regularly refute the premise, but for some reason, they'd… Continue reading Walls of Jericho
If I include a pretty picture of me, will you read it?
Today I posted a link to an article on Huffington Post by a woman has made a valiant effort to convey what it's like to live as a woman (and I will add my personal amendment to include those who present as women). It was a shared post from a man who urged other men… Continue reading If I include a pretty picture of me, will you read it?
I guess I lost my sense of humor
I started paying attention to the news again. About a year ago, I saw a friend of mine post a joke about Donald Trump running for president. Turns out, that wasn't a joke. And I thought, "Well, fuck...I sure have been out of touch." I had. On purpose. After my husband passed away, I really… Continue reading I guess I lost my sense of humor