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Stanford Rapist Brock Turner Sentence Reduced for Good Behavior

Brock Turner, the Stanford University swimmer, convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman and leaving her next to a dumpster has already had his controversial, barely-there six-month jail sentence reduced by 2 months according to court documents obtained by The Daily Mail. Brock Turner, 20, has already had two months knocked off his sentence for “expected good behavior [...]

We are All Emily Doe

On January 17, 2015, former Stanford University student, Brock Turner, raped an inebriated 22-year-old woman, Emily Doe, behind a garbage dumpster after a frat party. There was no remorse on the part of Mr. Turner for raping someone, only the remorse of being caught. We are all Emily Doe. This could have happened to any of us. [...]

Violated

My mom was violated. There are few things that make us feel as uneasy and vulnerable in life as being violated. There are a million ways that we can be violated in this world and it is not a problem strictly resigned to just women, though as the “weaker” sex, we are more susceptible.That is [...]

By |May 24th, 2016|Categories: Women's Issues|Tags: , |0 Comments

Lemonade

Watch the entire Lemonade album. Beyonce has something to say and she is saying it, no holds barred. I love how raw and real Lemonade is. She has put to film and lyrics the female condition. Leave your thoughts in the comments. Let's discuss. https://www.facebook.com/Beyonceup/videos/705294692944367/

By |April 26th, 2016|Categories: Raising Girls, Women's Issues|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Gynecological Misadventure of a Millennial -ish Mom

A gynecological misadventure is never fun, especially when they involve surprises and words like fibroids, pregnancy, menopause, miscarriage and mammogram all in the same visit. Last week, I had my "yearly" exam and mammogram because women's reproductive health is my jam. And, I discovered the meaning of life or at least solved one of life's great mysteries, why [...]

5 Things Beyonce Can Teach Our Girls

Saturday, I saw  Beyonce's video for Formation and I fell in love with it. I’ve been a fan of Beyonce since Destiny’s child. Not a rabid fan but I had a genuine appreciation for her as an artist. She has a beautiful voice and she’s all about the girl power, which as the mother of [...]

By |February 8th, 2016|Categories: Entertainment, News, Women's Issues|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

A Priest who Doesn’t Condemn Abortion

Today is the 43rd anniversary of the controversial Roe v. Wade abortion ruling. I have always been torn between my pro-life Catholic upbringing and my pro-choice heart. I hoped I’d never find myself in the position to have to decide whether or not to have an abortion but I also learned at a very early age that [...]

By |January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Parenting, Women's Issues|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Why the Peace on Earth Holiday Photo Doesn’t Infuriate Me

When you think of peace on earth does your mind immediately go to women should be seen and not heard? Do you think the above photo can be construed as funny? I don’t. I find it offensive that a family would request this sort of photo that makes light of such a serious topic as [...]

Violet Iodine to the Breast Rescue #VioletDaily

With everything going on with my leg lately, I’ve neglected a lot of other things, even other parts of my body. Apparently, when your body is traumatized in such a horrendous way, all of your brain focuses on the injured party. But as I start to heal, I begin to feel all the feels that [...]

School Uniforms Destroy Girls’ Body Image

Have you ever thought about how our daughters’ self-esteem and body image could be affected by the school uniforms or dress code policy? Sounds crazy, right? I mean isn’t that the entire purpose of school uniforms in the first place, to level the playing field; to equalize all children and neutralize all social hierarchy? Isn't a [...]

By |August 18th, 2015|Categories: Raising Girls, Women's Issues|Tags: , , , |0 Comments