Strong women are being targeted even more blatantly than usual

Dear President Trump, Judging from the headlines, it’s a tough time to be an outspoken woman, isn’t it? In the WP alone there’s coverage of three disturbing stories that look to me like bald warnings to women to shut the f*ck up. The most chilling and sad is the murder of 75-year-old Sadie Roberts-Joseph, a … Continue reading Strong women are being targeted even more blatantly than usual

Contemporary gerrymandering and who counted as people way back when ~ Some serious deja vu

Dear President Trump, You must have done a little happy dance when you saw that your SCOTUS boys came through for you and yours on the gerrymandering case. I got about three pages through Robert’s majority opinion and was feeling so queasy that I had to stop and find Kagan’s dissent. Part of the Roberts-quease … Continue reading Contemporary gerrymandering and who counted as people way back when ~ Some serious deja vu

So many phoenixes rising (out of the ashes of the patriarchy)

Dear President Trump, This morning I have three true stories for you, all of which I heard on the same day last week. The first involves a woman who re-entered the work force a few years ago and whose talents have quickly become apparent. Recently her boss asked her to take over a poor-performing department … Continue reading So many phoenixes rising (out of the ashes of the patriarchy)