Help me! (Poll)

As expected, my review of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare is getting insanely long! It's currently around 1,200 words, & I still have to discuss the Histories, Tragedies, & Poems. So, do you think I should break it up into more manageable (but still probably long) posts, or give you dear readers one MEGA-REVIEW?… Continue reading Help me! (Poll)

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Ohio goes in Reverse

The words I want to write/say here are unsuitable for publication. 🤬 🤬 🤬

Coalition of the Brave

One of the recent news stories to come out of the US is the one about Republicans and the religious right putting their contempt for women out there for all to see, virtually abandoning their pretence that this is about life. The ‘pro-life’ movement has never been pro-life, only anti-choice, because giving women sovereignty over their own bodies is a dangerous move that would leave a lot of those on the religious right without power.

From this article

In the stampede to ban abortion, Republican politicians don’t always bother to keep up the pretense that their opposition to abortion is about “life.” All to often, they let slip how much it’s rooted in contempt for women having control over their own bodies and their own futures.

Last week, the Ohio state house passed a bill that would ban abortions at six weeks. That would effectively a ban on most abortions, 

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#StopBlamingWomenMakeMenTheIssue: Toyah Cordingley

Things Carla Loves

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The other day, I read an article by Jane Gilmore, discussing that there was no national outrage or outcry, and little had been said in the media, about the fact that just the other week in Australia, six women were murdered in five days.

Yes.

Six women were murdered in five days.

As a result, I am working toward and planning to dedicate several Raising Awareness slots to the women who have sadly lost their lives in 2018, in Australia, to domestic violence. Hopefully, if we are reminded each week of their faces, their names, their lives, we will get over our compassion fatigue and start to give a damn about violence against women.

I would also like to take this opportunity to note that during this time, White Ribbon has decided that it wants to be “agnostic” when it comes to…

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Sticks and Stones: Gayle Potter

Things Carla Loves

— Trigger Warning —

The other day, I read an article by Jane Gilmore, discussing that there was no national outrage or outcry, and little had been said in the media, about the fact that just the other week in Australia, six women were murdered in five days.

Yes.

Six women were murdered in five days.

As a result, I am working toward and planning to dedicate several Raising Awareness slots to the women who have sadly lost their lives in 2018, in Australia, to domestic violence. Hopefully, if we are reminded each week of their faces, their names, their lives, we will get over our compassion fatigue and start to give a damn about violence against women.

I would also like to take this opportunity to note that during this time, White Ribbon has decided that it wants to be “agnostic” when it comes to…

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Statutory Rape is Still Rape

Also, a teacher having a “relationship” with a student? Yeeeahhh, power dynamics make me feel all skeeved out.

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Yes you read that title correctly and YES there are people in this world who somehow “don’t get it.”

I was scrolling on Twitter and this man (bless him) was advocating for rape/sexual assault victims and dropping the mic all over the damn place.

He literally had to explain to someone that statutory rape is still rape.

Here’s what happened.

So there was this article about how two teenage girls – 14 years old – went to the wife of one of their teachers to tell them that he was having an affair……with them.

*brb need to go vomit*

Alright I’m back. So the police came to arrest this man and somewhere in the article it says that both teenage girls “consented” to this “relationship.”

Here’s the thing that apparently is hard to understand (even though it’s really not).

The legal age to give consent in the States is 16…

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Sticks & Stones: How Do I Know If My Friend Is In An Abusive Relationship?

Things Carla Loves

— Trigger Warning —

The other day, I read an article by Jane Gilmore, discussing that there was no national outrage or outcry, and little had been said in the media, about the fact that just the other week in Australia, six women were murdered in five days.

Yes.

Six women were murdered in five days.

As a result, I am working toward and planning to dedicate several Raising Awareness slots to the women who have sadly lost their lives in 2018, in Australia, to domestic violence. Hopefully, if we are reminded each week of their faces, their names, their lives, we will get over our compassion fatigue and start to give a damn about violence against women.

I would also like to take this opportunity to note that during this time, White Ribbon has decided that it wants to be “agnostic” when it comes to…

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Everyone’s A Critic – How To Turn Off Negative Thoughts, Part 2

In Everyone’s A Critic – How To Turn Off Negative Thoughts, Part 1, I shared some of the negative thoughts that plague me & tips from my stress management course on “unpacking” them. TANGENT:  If anyone knows the origin of the phrase “unpacking” to mean digging deeper into understanding a subject, please tell me all… Continue reading Everyone’s A Critic – How To Turn Off Negative Thoughts, Part 2

Blend In And Stand Out

I’ve always said that being normal is boring, & a way for the powers that be to keep the masses in line. However, Ana Linden puts it far better than I.

Ana Linden

None of the other children are going, so you’re not going either. If everybody else jumped off a bridge, would you join them? Why can’t you be more like everybody else? You need to be better than everyone else. Look at them, they’re not causing any trouble, so why do you have to go about attracting attention? You need to stand up for yourself. You have to let go. You need to get involved. Why do you have to care so much? You have to study and be the best at what you do, that’s the only way you’ll make something of yourself and become an independent woman.

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Sticks & Stones: Eurydice Dixon

Things Carla Loves

— Trigger Warning —

The other day, I read an article by Jane Gilmore, discussing that there was no national outrage or outcry, and little had been said in the media, about the fact that just the other week in Australia, six women were murdered in five days.

Yes.

Six women were murdered in five days.

As a result, I am working toward and planning to dedicate several Raising Awareness slots to the women who have sadly lost their lives in 2018, in Australia, to domestic violence. Hopefully, if we are reminded each week of their faces, their names, their lives, we will get over our compassion fatigue and start to give a damn about violence against women.

I would also like to take this opportunity to note that during this time, White Ribbon has decided that it wants to be “agnostic” when it comes to…

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