Opinion

Abusive Practices at Church

I can’t help but wonder if when John the Baptist started preaching and dunking people in the water, and then some guy named Jesus started walking through the country being kind to the downtrodden, were they seen as cult-leaders (whatever the ancient equivalent term may have been)? Both had followers that believed wholeheartedly in things […]

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You earned the title Veteran. Wear it with pride.

As a woman veteran, I find it all steps in the right direction that there are now posters all over the VA about women vets, and there’s a specific clinic specializing in my needs, and when I have a mammogram everything is pink, including the woman’s calendar that is given to me as a free […]

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The Healing Power of Windows

Over the last few months, I have done a whole lot of reflection on my time in the military. Things happened that I’m not proud of how I handled; things happened that I had no real control of, because I was young and had no frame of reference to make decisions; and things affected me […]

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The Difficult Conversations Not Being Had About Game of Thrones

I think the perspective of both articles below is really interesting. I would like to direct your attention to an article from the telegraph that surmises the sexual violence and misogyny in Game of Thrones is good for women and then another article from Entertainment Weekly where the actress who plays Brienne of Tarth, Gwendoline Christie gives her […]

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The Problem with Outrage about Sexual and Religious Discrimination in Other Parts of the World

The NY Times wrote an article titled, ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape. I was sickened, horrified and outraged. But then I got to thinking, there’s a bigger story here than just the detailed accounts of rape.  One can take the religious writings of their particular flavor of religion, and morph them into stating whatever they want. […]

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Viewing Nicki Minaj Differently

Let me preface this with: I know very little about Nicki Minaj, other than if I was asked about the artists that dress the most outlandish, I’d name her and Lady Gaga; and I’d do so with the respect of understanding they know how to stand out from the rest. Honestly, I couldn’t tell you […]

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In Need of 50 Shades of Editing

I just bought and read 50 Shades of Grey. Yeah, I know…a little late to the party, but I assure you, it was by design. I thought it was more interesting to sit back and watch the frenzy than it was probably going to be reading the book. My reasons for reading it now are […]

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