Daydreamer Award: My dream animal…..

Tweet Thank you to “S” over at Doorknobs That Lock for nominating this blog for the Daydreamer Award! I’ve enjoyed her blog for years!...more

I Took My 15-Year-Old Son to See The Vagina Monologues

I know I have mentioned it before, but for those of you who are new, I am a college student at Old Dominion University. Yes, I am almost 50. Yes, I am working on my undergraduate degree. What can I say? Like a fine wine, I have gotten better with age....more
Dalia Daudelin Thank goodness!!!  We need to promote women's bodies, not degrade them.more

I took my 15 year old son to see the Vagina Monologues

Tweet I know I have mentioned it before, but for those of you who are new, I am a college student at Old Dominion University....more

A petition to reinstate the African American Cultural Center at Old Dominion University

Tweet So another student in my Women’s Studies classes who I also consider a friend has decided to take up a cause to reinstate the African American Cultural Center at Old Dominion University where we go to school. Morgan is working with a group called Generation Forward, whose mission statement says : “Generation Forward is part of the nationwide movement to re-assert the value of Black lives, to create real, lasting change in the community.” So Generation Forward has begun a grassroots campaign to have a Black Student Union reinstated on Old Dominion University Campus....more

The "Welfare Queen"....a myth about Black Women

Over the years I have commonly heard people (particularly white people)  talk about how black people abuse the welfare system and don't  want to work, but just want to stay home and collect welfare.  Oftentimes they talk about the young black mother who has lots of kids from different fathers and keep having babies so they don't have to work and can just collect the welfare and food stamp money.  Many times these same people will talk about how immigrants are taking jobs away from americans (I guess from white americans)....more

The “Welfare Queen”….a myth about black women

Tweet Over the years I have commonly heard people (particularly white people)...more

A History of Gay Marriage in the United States

Tweet I started blogging in 2010....more

Why are the men who commit violence against women invisible?

So I was thinking about women and violence against women.  And I was thinking about the media and how the media reports crimes against women, and it occurred to me that when you think about crimes and violence against women it is not women who are the perpetrators (usually) but men who are the people committing violence against women. So why are the men who commit violence against women invisible?But what do the headlines say?  What do the websites say?  The headlines read:...more

Why are the men who commit violence against women invisible?

Tweet So I was thinking about women and violence against women....more

Do you "see color" when you look at people? ....I do....

So, here in the United States there are some people who believe we live in a "post racist" society.  Apparently some of these people are even my friends on Facebook, based on some of the posts I see on their walls.  Interesting...  It always amazes me when I see comments such as "I am not racist, but..."  That "but" says a lot about how you really feel inside, whether you know it or not.  While explicit racism is not as common as it once was, implicit racism is rampant....more