I Voted-2019 Edition-This afternoon, I caffeinated and medicated myself out of my soul crushing migraine, braved the glare of the Southwestern sun and the fluorescent lights of the polling center, and voted in the off-year elections.
Katie Hill, Bodily Autonomy and the Need for Feminist Mama Bears-I was struck by how victimized Katie Hill felt. It seems her political party abandoned her. We need more feminist mama bears to support our collective daughters.
Photos & Thoughts from the Albuquerque, NM Climate Strike 2019-The event lasted all afternoon, with a rally & march to the offices of Senators Heinrich & Udall to demand support for the Green New Deal. #ClimateStrike #ClimateEmergency
Hello from Albuquerque, New Mexico, home of the largest international balloon festival in the world and part of a border state, where the current resident of the White House is building a wall that will intentionally shut out international visitors who are in dire need, disrupt the lives of people and wildlife who live on… Continue reading Let’s Try This Again
It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope. -Ursula K Le Guin Ursula K Le Guin has been one of my favorite authors for more than 40 years, ever since the first time I read a Wizard of Earthsea as a young teenager. I've read it, and all… Continue reading Ursula K Le Guin 1929-2018: We’ve Lost One of the Greats (Plus Book Review of The Lathe of Heaven)
Hamilton's Battalion: A Trio of Romances by Rose Lerner, Courtney Milan & Alyssa Cole * Format: Kindle * October 17, 2017 😸😸😸😸½🔵 Rated 4.5 happy lap cats Hamilton's Battalion is a collection of three historical romance novellas, one from each author, each having some connection to Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and the siege at Yorktown, VA,… Continue reading Book Review: Hamilton’s Battalion- A Trio of Romances by Rose Lerner, Courtney Milan & Alyssa Cole
Hiroshima by John Hersey * Format: Paperback Book * 8/31/1946 Not for the faint of heart, this powerful, slim little volume recounts the stories of the survivors of the first atomic bomb attack in history, when the US dropped the bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. The book starts on… Continue reading Book Review: Hiroshima by John Hersey
This week's episode of the Washington Post series Constitutional is titled Gender.* It's hosted by Lillian Cunningham, with guests Library of Congress historian Julie Miller and Feminist Majority Foundation president Ellie Smeal. This episode traces the fight to have women recognized by the US Constitution, allowed to vote, and then to be recognized as equal… Continue reading Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Why, What Have You Heard?
Lately I've been looking into why some people who I generally consider intelligent and rational are anti-feminists. As a strong believer in feminism and the patriarchal nature of our society, I often question how right I really am in my beliefs. I like to look at what people with differing views have to say so… Continue reading Are men given longer prison sentences than women? If so, is it misandry?
Today (Saturday, January 21,2017), I (Metamaiden) joined millions of others around the world in marching for women’s rights. Though it was freezing for Albuquerque, it was a super fun, inspiring day, and I’m glad I got up a little earlier than I prefer (heheh) to be a part of it. We arrived at exactly 11 AM,… Continue reading P*ssy Grabs Back: Metamaiden’s Story of the Women’s March on Washington (Well, Albuquerque)