What Happened at Berkeley in 1985


On November 5, 2017, with a heavy but angry heart, three decades of smoldering, unspoken words poured forth in a letter addressed to the university at which, I believed, the professor who raped me still taught: Dear Those Who are Concerned about Sexual Abusers at Stanford: I am writing to report that when I was … Continue reading What Happened at Berkeley in 1985

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Quitting the Whole 30


Written just before Christmas, 2016. Okay, I stuck with it for 25 days of hellish stomach cramps, digestive issues, and misery.  Now that I've started eating grains, dairy, and legumes again I feel much, much better.  The purpose of going on the diet was to see what might be making me feel better by eliminating … Continue reading Quitting the Whole 30

Frederick Douglas–via Onehotmess


Soooo, ummm . . . President Trump just described Frederick Douglass at a Black History Month Event as follows: "Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice."In response, the famed ex-slave-turned-abolitionist, suffragist, author, editor, and diplomat--who died in 1895--opened a Twitter account … Continue reading Frederick Douglas–via Onehotmess

‘If This Is a Problem Don’t Come to Jail’: Pennsylvania Jail Sued Over Treatment of Pregnant Women — Rewire


When Mia T. first arrived at Pittsburgh’s Allegheny County Jail in May 2016, she suspected she was pregnant, but wasn’t sure. During the jail’s two-day intake process, she asked for a pregnancy test. She was given one, but no one told her the results until she was about to walk to her assigned pod, or … Continue reading ‘If This Is a Problem Don’t Come to Jail’: Pennsylvania Jail Sued Over Treatment of Pregnant Women — Rewire

And on the eighth day…


There are some times when you just have to have pasta.   It soothes.  It fills.  It calms all those irritated skins cells that have been interacting with the patriarchy in its male and female forms.  But you have put yourself on this gut-refurbishment plan that forbids pasta absolutely.  And legumes, and grains, and milk … Continue reading And on the eighth day…

Day Seven


I've made it to Day Seven of my Whole 30 program, which is, to be completely honest, actually a Whole 27 program.  I am stopping at Christmas.  Twenty-seven days of this cleanse will be quite enough, thank you.    How do I feel?  Ok.  I must say I do awaken more refreshed than before, but I … Continue reading Day Seven

3 White Thugs Harass Woman wearing headscarf on NY Subway, chant Trump’s name and call her ‘Terrorist”


Since racist Donald Trump was elected, bias incidents have spiked 400 percent in New York City.  The most recent case proves that Trump inspires these xenophobic attacks. Last night three white thugs assaulted an 18 year-old Long Island woman wearing a head scarf at 10 pm on the 6 line and excused their criminal behavior by shouting, "Donald … Continue reading 3 White Thugs Harass Woman wearing headscarf on NY Subway, chant Trump’s name and call her ‘Terrorist”

Day Four of the Whole30


Okay it's day four.  Last night I had a difficult conversation with someone I love and really, really, really, really wanted a drink, a glass of wine, which I knew would lead to another glass of wine.  I knew very well that the whole point of going through this exercise is to recognize what triggers … Continue reading Day Four of the Whole30

Trump Campaigner in Michigan Faces Prison for Election Fraud — Rewire


A member of President-elect Donald Trump’s Michigan election team faces up to five years in prison for election fraud. Brandon Hall, 27, was found guilty Wednesday of ten counts of election fraud by a Ottawa County jury, as the Grand Haven Tribune reported. Hall, managing editor of the blog West Michigan Politics, had been called … Continue reading Trump Campaigner in Michigan Faces Prison for Election Fraud — Rewire

Recovering my strength in 30 days


I woke up this morning feeling bloated and exhausted.  I made it to yoga but got quite sick to my stomach while practicing.  I felt weak, heavy, sluggish and stupid.  This is the first day of my Whole30 reset.  The idea is to eliminate all sugar, grains, dairy, legumes and alcohol from your diet for … Continue reading Recovering my strength in 30 days

Wisconsin to Pay Abortion Providers $1.6 Million After GOP’s Failed Anti-Choice Measure — Rewire


The Wisconsin Office of the Attorney General has agreed to pay the state’s abortion providers a $1.6 million lawsuit settlement to cover legal fees they amassed while fighting an unconstitutional 2013 admitting privileges law passed by the state’s GOP-held legislature. The U.S. District Court in the Western District of Wisconsin ruled Thursday that the state … Continue reading Wisconsin to Pay Abortion Providers $1.6 Million After GOP’s Failed Anti-Choice Measure — Rewire

Petition on academic purge in Turkey — Feminist Philosophers


Please sign. As academics and administrators affiliated with colleges and universities around the world, we the undersigned strongly condemn the recent attacks on academic freedom by President Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP). On July 19, over 15,000 teachers and staff have been removed from their jobs, and Turkey’s Higher Education Board […] via … Continue reading Petition on academic purge in Turkey — Feminist Philosophers