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
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
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
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
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…
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
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”
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
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
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
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
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
Here's a very interesting article in the Guardian about the radical, paradoxical suffragette, stockbroker, clairvoyant, and publisher, who ran for president before women could vote. For a shorter version of her story, read this at History.
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.