No, Dress Codes Do Not Always Perpetuate Rape Culture

Last week the internet went bombastic because poor Miranda Larkin was forced to don her school’s solution to her dress code violation: a yellow t-shirt and maroon/red sweats with the words “dress code violation” ironed on them. [source] Goodness, you would have thought the Earth had started spinning in the opposite direction. Shouts of “humiliation”…

The World Is Hard, We Need To Be Nice

For weeks it seems like the news has been bad, bad, bad. War, famine, plagues. The news is filled with death and destruction and the loss of things that we love, care about, or need. Instead of bringing us together and making people nicer, it seems to be making some people meaner than ever. Seriously?! If…

Why Women Matter In November

Long ago a woman politician who was quite old told me that the women who fought for Roe v Wade were watching it being chipped away and didn’t think younger women were aware of what was happening. Guess what? We weren’t fighting hard enough and now we’re going to have to fight harder. Those women…