Domestic Violence

Standing Her Ground: the Campaign to Free Marissa Alexander

The law states that I was justified in standing my ground and meeting force with force up to including deadly force, but political views and concerns states otherwise in the 4th circuit court. So my last questions and valid concerns … Continued

CIS blames the victim and misleads you on U visas. Surprised?

David North, writing on the blog of the Center for Immigration Studies got into some serious victim-blaming while talking about the U visa program, which largely benefits victims of domestic violence and other serious crimes. “The sharp drop in denials … Continued

Health

Mass Killing Demonstrates Need to Address War’s Toll on Troops

On Sunday a US soldier murdered 16 Afghani civilians, mostly women and children, after leaving his base early in the morning.  The BBC reported that, “The White House voiced ‘deep concern’ and Nato-led forces in Afghanistan promised a rapid inquiry.” … Continued

Politics

Let’s Give Our Sisters a Hand

As misogyny continues to take a toll on our communities through violence and rising inequality, it’s important to remember the amazing work done on the feminist front in 2009. To that end I offer you ten short vignettes that have … Continued

Politics

The Nation, Advertising, and Bigots, Oh My!

I oppose any government interference that infringes on freedom of speech, curbs freedom of press, or restricts any American’s ability to petition the government. Maybe it’s the civil libertarian in me, but I embrace the concept of free speech wholeheartedly. … Continued

The Nation, “Advertising, and Bigots, Oh My!

Before I get to the point at hand, let’s set a few things straight. Before you accuse me of censorship you should know that I oppose any government interference that infringes on freedom of speech, curbs freedom of press, or … Continued