My Mothering is Fine; Your opinion of it is Not !

“Motherhood is a great honor and privilege, yet it is also synonymous with servant-hood. Every day women are called upon to selflessly meet the needs of their families. Whether they are awoken at night nursing a baby, spending their time and money on less-than-grateful teenagers, or preparing meals, moms continuously put others before themselves.”      …

For Better and For Worse (by Nafula Wafula)

“Here comes the bride…all dressed in white” I still remember the background music that accompanied me as I walked down the aisle. Careful not to step on the strikingly white gown. I remember the many faces, the women ululating joyously, hysterically almost. I remember papa’s face, his eyes red, his starched white shirt, his tie.…

The Confrontation of Freedom

“This is getting too confrontational, let’s have a civil discussion” Anybody who has advocated for any sort of positive advancement in any society has heard these words, or a variation of them, usually spoken in the same tone as the word “relax.” A reminder that people (often those who benefit from the status quo) must…

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HARVEY WEINSTEIN & WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT

  You’ve probably heard about the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment case making the news. If you haven’t, I’ll summarize it. In a nutshell, British filmmaker Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment, assault and rape by dozens of women including actress Rose McGowan, Angelina Jolie, and Gwyneth Paltrow (full list here). Reading the accusations,…