Category Archives: Excerpts/Quotes

“afraid of being full”

HT: Everyday Feminism. In 2014, I lost 30+ pounds. Not in any of the right ways. But who gives a shit as long as you are not-fat. “Resource”! National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2015

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Dr. Janet Travell, JFK and 1950s Pain Management

Dr. Travell’s treatment was a comprehensive approach that included analgesics, physical measures, hormone replacement, and attempts to slow down his autoimmune disease (Table 4). Medical records kept by Dr. Travell over the course of her 8-year treatment reveal that JFK … Continue reading

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“Crime By The Numbers”

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” a direct and lasting legacy of American slavery”

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The Charleston Imperative Statement—Read. Sign.

As we grieve for the nine African Americans who were murdered in their house of worship on June 17 2015, those of us who answer the call of feminism and antiracism must confront anew how the evils of racism and … Continue reading

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“In the age of information, ignorance is a choice.”

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“You now lie under the foot of a woman.”

St. Margaret [of Antioch] was the patron saint of peasants and women in childbirth, the latter not because she had children but because [sic] she was swallowed by the devil in the form of a dragon, and her purity and … Continue reading

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Guns Only Exist for Violence

There. I said that shit. What Does Gun Violence Really Cost? Mother Jones, May/June 2015. Why the lack of solid data? A prime reason is that the National Rifle Association and other influential gun rights advocates have long pressured political … Continue reading

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hctiB G: Okay, Mother’s Day Me

originally posted May 10, 2015 …the first Mother’s Day was dreamed up by a woman named Anna Jarvis, in 1907, the idea didn’t really catch fire until 1914, when President Woodrow Wilson infuriated women’s rights activists by proclaiming the second … Continue reading

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AFT Survey: Quality of Work-Life in Education

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Education is both a profession and a calling. But just because the work is rewarding doesn’t mean it isn’t challenging too. We know very little about the impact of work on the health and well-being of … Continue reading

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