Writing

Dear Interwebbies:

Here are some articles I wrote just for you.

Lazy Mother Fo’ Ya

Conservatives, zealous defenders of poor, dear, sweet employers, do not believe women should enjoy additional legal support against sex discrimination, especially the kind related to childbearing and motherhood. Women chose to have children, they sniff, like scorned lovers. She decided what was important, and it wasn’t her career. And now we’re not going to let her play in any more reindeer games. But who decided what? She’s not the one making it impossible. They are. I recently
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Lazy Mother Fo’ Ya

Lady Parts: Prudes and Prejudice

  BY MICHELE KRAFT on June 1, 2018 WARNING. VULGARITY When have Victorian values ever helped women? Besides giving us things like slut shaming and she deserved it, prudishness brought us the idea that women aren’t supposed to like sex and vulgarity. But I like vulgarity. And sex. It came to me naturally. Yet it’s mostly other women who try to shame me for it. I don’t understand why we allow ourselves to be controlled that way. It’s
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Lady Parts: Prudes and Prejudice

Moral Cover

Are you anti-gay? No, I didn’t think so! God, of course you’re not. Glad we got that out of the way. I used to be anti-gay. I grew up Catholic, back in the 70s, back when nobody thought the gays were OK, not even most of the accused. Can you even imagine believing your sexual desires were a sign that you are evil? Like you can exert mind control over your junk, right? Some people were out
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Moral Cover

Women Warriors: Kathy Griffin

I’m almost the same age as Kathy Griffin, and though she was one of my favorite comedians back in the 1990s, I hadn’t given her much thought since before the turn of the century. No offense, Kathy, we just run in different circles, that's all. Back in those days, America was still getting used toJoan Rivers’ scathing sense of humor. Rivers was delightfully, wickedly mean, or that was the perception, but the idea of a
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Women Warriors: Kathy Griffin

New Baby Chickens!

Welcome to my Micro-Farm in Baltimore MAY 9, 2017 AT ZAUBERHOF It's hard to describe what is so compelling about chickens. If you haven't been pulled in to their world before, you might not understand what the big deal is. For birds, they're not very bright, nor do they display much affection for people, or like to be cuddled. They poop E. coli everywhere. But they make delicious eggs. And there's something else, something about watching them
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New Baby Chickens!

Prayers and Magic

It's spring! With the new moon in Taurus today, April 26, 2017, it's a great time to plant seeds, literal and figurative. I'll be putting my tomato seedlings in the ground this afternoon and sowing basil, too. I'll also make a "list of intentions for the future", as many pagans do at the new moon. For me though, that word, "Intentions" sounds prayerful and spiritual, but it's forever wedded to the road to Hell. Intentions
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Prayers and Magic

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend Me Your Rears

Our whole country is angry. But who is the real enemy? It's not black people, or immigrants, duh. It's not even the deplorables- they're tools. It's people in power using the economic downturn they created to turn us against each other. Unemployment, underemployment, and the disappearance of the middle class; all of these things are caused by policies our elected government, on both sides, have put into place. We are being pitted against each other, clawing
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Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend Me Your Rears

Fragile Students

There’s been a shift in higher education. What’s being bought with education dollars has so subtly changed that none of the key components have even been rearranged; only their role has shifted. The resulting destruction shows up in various ways, but almost comically, it’s the students who are blamed for it. In a post from May, Peter Gray, Ph.D. of Psychology Today asserts that college kids are damaged these days, unable to deal with cruel, cruel life.
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Fragile Students