Still I Rise

(Thank you Erin for sharing this fabulous quote!) Still I Rise BY MAYA ANGELOU You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ’Cause I walk like…

Is misogyny on the rise? – Bishop John Shelby Spong explains

(This article, excerpted from Bishop John Shelby Spong’s blog, is too good not to copy and paste directly. Excellent perspective from an insightful man of the cloth.) Is misogyny on the rise? Here is some of the evidence. The Virginia Legislature was poised to pass, and Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell to sign, a bill requiring…

A small tale of consciousness-raising

We were discussing homosexuality because of an allusion to it in the book we were reading, and several boys made comments such as, “That’s disgusting.” We got into the debate and eventually a boy admitted that he was terrified/disgusted when he was once sharing a taxi and the other male passenger made a pass at…