This week’s “Say It In Song” pick feels appropriate in light of recent news about the continued battle for fairness for workers. Though “When Will We Be Paid, by the Staple Singers, was released shortly after the Civil Rights Movement, the lyrics are just as applicable today – especially when taken in the context of the ongoing fight for workers’ rights.… [Read more]
Today, in the third and final segment of this series, we will explore the political side of female rights.
When people are questioned about the role of women in our world and in politics, a typical response such as this can be expected:
“Women have made a lot of progress in the world. Treatment of women, today, is far better than it was in earlier times, even as recent as a decade ago.… [Read more]
Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines marriage as:
- The state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law
- The state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage.
Historically, marriage wasn’t about the love factor either.… [Read more]
One minute, I’m proud as hell of this country, the good old U.S. of A. The next minute, I wish Jerry Garcia was still alive and we could all just float upon a cloud of patchouli while group-hugging all the way to drug-induced enlightenment. Sometimes, I get inspired thinking about how far we’ve come in such a short time (sans the drugs) in some respects; but as soon as I am again steeped in the issues of the current day, I want to grab this country by Florida and drag it out to the woodshed for a proper switching.… [Read more]
With so many national issues in desperate need of attention, why is so much time being spent trying to undo any and all prior steps made toward progress?
Point for discussion: women’s reproductive rights. With high unemployment levels, a crumbling national infrastructure, a barely growing economy and a banking system that is still in need of regulatory reform it seems like we as a nation have our hands quite full. … [Read more]