Category Maryland

Cells of Exhaustion

Originally posted on Rebecca Mott:
I am more than exhausted – every cell in my body is aching with memory and pain. To be in the world, I name this as exhaustion, but as I allow Spotify to ease my grief and knowledge of what should never exist. I go through the radio section of…

Bye Bye Bernie

I wanted to believe. I went for Bernie Sanders early. I put my money where my mouth was. After all, I have never voted for a Clinton, and I have been uncomfortable with Hillary Clinton since the early days of the Bill Clinton era. I couldn’t imagine then how supporting welfare reform and the 1994 […]

Witchfest and Amazon Cuntree

Part of Her Body #SayHerName

There is bad news everyday. It is almost nonstop, really. Relentless. At some point, story after story after story about the Violence Men inflict on Women and Girls (and more often than not, erased by Passive “A Woman Was Killed” headlines), they all kind of blend together and become unseen. I live in Baltimore. I […]

#BaltimoreUprising

I have a lot of thoughts about Baltimore, but I am unable to put pen to paper at the moment. Here are some photographs. Here is a song about Baltimore. Consider making a donation to Youth Empowered Society.

Straw Transwoman err Man

A straw man is a logical fallacy based on the misrepresentation of an opponent’s argument. To be successful, a straw man argument requires that the audience be ignorant or uninformed of the original argument. Transgender Women and their Helpful Allies DEPEND ON the straw man specifically with regard to arguing against “Cathy Brennan.” I generally do not […]

Repeat a Lie Often Enough, It Becomes True

In another lifetime, when I was young, I was very active in the effort to amend Maryland’s anti-discrimination law to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation. I believed then, as I believe now, that sexual orientation discrimination is, in fact, sex discrimination. However, my feelings on this are irrelevant, as Maryland law made quite clear […]

A Driving Feminist Issue

Driving is a feminist issue. Driving is necessary. It’s particularly necessary for Women. We need to move to get away from Men who abuse us, to relocate for Jobs or Education. Driving is vital. Given the poor state of public transportation in many parts of the world (and Maryland in particular, with its emphasis on […]

Toxic Sludge is Good for You

The most important book I have read about use of media and public relations to manipulate public opinion is Toxic Sludge Is Good for You.  If you are not familiar with this book, trust me, it is worth the read.  Essentially, the book details how powerful interests manipulate the media to get you to smoke […]

If you repeat a lie often enough, does it become true?

Americans gave up the idea-or tried to, or pretended to-that there are certain characteristics and qualities that are essentially black and essentially white a long time ago. At the very least we can say that it would be considered wildly offensive and thoroughly idiotic to articulate ideas like that now. Yet somehow we don’t think […]

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