Category Archives: Women

The Day My Father Shot My Mother [The Establishment]

The Day My Father Shot My Mother [The Establishment]

 “I had a quirky childhood habit of sitting sideways on the toilet. It began, I surmise, in our Southeast San Diego house on Manos Drive, sometime after I turned five. Sitting side-saddle allowed me to look in the mirror and lose myself awhile. Perched there, I often acted out scenes from the day’s All My Children. IContinue Reading

On The Trend to Demonize Mother’s Day

On The Trend to Demonize Mother’s Day

Every year at this time, blog posts and news reports appear begging mothers to consider all the people for whom Mother’s Day might not be a pleasant holiday. The growing trend is to request that mothers yield the day to those who have experienced loss. I have been a motherless child. I spent over two decades estrangedContinue Reading

Loving Abusers, Oppressors, and Perpetrators Isn’t Helpful — Here’s Why and What to Do Instead

Loving Abusers, Oppressors, and Perpetrators Isn’t Helpful — Here’s Why and What to Do Instead

It seems that we in the U.S. have become accustomed to the tragedies of abuse, oppression, and assault. It is a tragedy within these tragedies that our response to horrors such as mass shootings, campus rape, violence and oppressive rhetoric are completely predictable nowadays. First, we respond with well-honed shock, and then panic, followed by assumptions, manyContinue Reading

I’m NOT Happy Anymore that the Bigots Are Revealing Themselves

I’m NOT Happy Anymore that the Bigots Are Revealing Themselves

  We all know what Trump means when he claims that he wants to make America great again. He longs for the days when bigotry was applauded and when protesters to bigotry were escorted out on stretchers (Trump code for dead). That much is clear. A typical and understandable response I hear regarding all the open bigotry theseContinue Reading

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