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Woman of the Day: Ruth Fertel

History class, English class, Math class…growing up, I remember learning of the accomplishments of many people in US and world history.  Almost overwhelmingly though, the people discussed were white men. Very rarely were women discussed. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that the accomplishments of women have historically been ignored.  This is another way that sexism…

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Can we have more than suits please?

When finances are better, I like to shop. Household goods. Comic books. Food (food is good and apparently one of those essential things for we humans). And clothes. I like shopping for clothes.  If there were a shopping gene, I have no idea where it would come from. Neither of my parents care to shop…

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Woman of the Day: Alice Evans

History class, English class, Math class…growing up, I remember learning of the accomplishments of many people in US and world history.  Almost overwhelmingly though, the people discussed were white men. Very rarely were women discussed. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that the accomplishments of women have historically been ignored.  This is another way that sexism…

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Quote of the Day: Marian Anderson

Prominent African-American singer, Civil Rights icon In 1939 the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) refused to allow her to sing in their Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. In part because of the public attention brought by this incident, Marian Anderson became one of the best-known African American women of the 20th century.

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The Whiteness Project

Ugh. I can’t even… But I’m going to try. I’ll be frank. When I first heard of this project, sight unseen, I imagined it was a series of vignettes detailing how the lives of individual white Americans was difficult, and using this to claim that white America had it just as bad as African-Americans or…

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Pop Culture Link Round Up 10.18.14

Warner Brothers has given the green light to a big screen adaptation of the novel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling (h/t The Mary Sue).  In the same press release that revealed the Wonder Woman solo film, we learn: The Studio will release three pictures, in 2016, 2018 and 2020, based on…

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Woman of the Day: Isadora Duncan

History class, English class, Math class…growing up, I remember learning of the accomplishments of many people in US and world history.  Almost overwhelmingly though, the people discussed were white men. Very rarely were women discussed. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that the accomplishments of women have historically been ignored.  This is another way that sexism…

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Woman of the Day: Empress Cixi

History class, English class, Math class…growing up, I remember learning of the accomplishments of many people in US and world history.  Almost overwhelmingly though, the people discussed were white men. Very rarely were women discussed. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that the accomplishments of women have historically been ignored.  This is another way that sexism…

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Blasphemy laws are an affront to human rights

Freedom of thought and freedom of expression are two fundamental rights that every human being has. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in recognizing these rights, declares: Article 18. Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or…