Halfway Through the ‘New News’ Challenge, Tolerance Grows & Patience Wans

On February 4th I issued the 8 Weeks to Optimum Tolerance ‘New News’ challenge. Half way through, I confess that it is harder than I expected, listening to more diverse perspectives than I usually do. Thus far, I’ve watched Bill O’Reilly lament the “Epidemic of Disrespect” in America while calling people I care deeply about, our nation’s public school teachers, “Pinheads.” I tried to find something to love about O’Reilly. I paid close attention to the Republican’s response to the State of the Union address, ripping off my blinders instead … [Read more...]

Women’s Work: Bright Spots for Main Street Women This Week

This week, the Oscars treated us to Seth McFarlene singing "We Saw Your Boobs" and the sequester cuts go into effect that will negatively impact women. But there were bright spots... VAWA PASSES AND MOVES TO PRES OBAMA'S DESK The VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT was finally reauthorized. The U.S. House of Representatives voted yesterday and passed the bipartisan Senate version, which included key protections for campus rape, Native and immigrant women, and LGBTQ women.  Representative Gwen Moore, Democrat of Wisconsin and a victim of domestic … [Read more...]

Vote Check: Senate VAWA Passes 2 Days Before 1 Billion Rise

Fat Tuesday done, get ready to RISE & DANCE with 1 BILLION women and men around the world to demand an end to violence against women! Use love on Valentine's Day to show respect for women and children and join the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls:  http://onebillionrising.org/ U.S. SENATE Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization, which expired in 2011 after being in place for 20 years. All TWENTY Women in the U.S. Senate VOTE FOR the bill. (Note to my Main … [Read more...]

May You Dance! V-Day’s One Billion Rising: Violence Against Women

On Valentine's Day, expect ONE BILLION WOMEN and like-minded men to rise up and DANCE. On 14 February 2013, we are invited to join ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to violence against women. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. Why? ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME. ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY. ONE BILLION WOMEN & MEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION! VIOLENCE AGAINST U.S. WOMEN … [Read more...]

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