On Dobbs, and Why After Having My Son I Became More – Not Less – Pro-Choice

"No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body." ~Margaret Sanger "No woman wants an abortion as she wants an ice cream cone or a Porsche. She wants an abortion as an animal caught in a trap wants to gnaw off its own leg." ~Frederica Mathewes-Green This is a consequential week, … Continue reading On Dobbs, and Why After Having My Son I Became More – Not Less – Pro-Choice

It’s Getting Hot in Here

When the water starts boiling, it is foolish to turn off the heat. ~Nelson Mandela When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat. ~Ronald Regan Our country is at a boiling point. Literally, and figuratively. In a literal sense, across the United States, temperatures have hit record highs – with … Continue reading It’s Getting Hot in Here

Electro, the Power of Being Seen, and Showing Our Work

I just wanted everybody to see me... ~Max Dillon Spider-Man : You okay? You all right? Max Dillon : You're Spider-Man. ... I'm a nobody. Spider-Man : Hey, you're not a nobody. You're a somebody. At our house, every Saturday night is movie night. Lately we've watched quite a few superhero movies, because like most 10-year-old boys, our son is a … Continue reading Electro, the Power of Being Seen, and Showing Our Work

We Cannot Continue Like This

If guns don’t kill people, why do we give people guns when they go to war? Why not just send the people? ~Ozzy Osbourne When I started doing this work back in 2012, about a quarter of all Democrats in Congress had an A-rating from the NRA. Today, none do. Getting an entire political party … Continue reading We Cannot Continue Like This

On Anger, Viral Videos, and the Power of Standing Up

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls … Continue reading On Anger, Viral Videos, and the Power of Standing Up

On Turmoil, and Motivation, and a Little Brown Bat

Small things done consistently, in strategic places, create major impact. ~David Allen This week there's a lot we could talk about. Three mass shootings in so many days. Covid cases skyrocketing. A theocratic Supreme Court that's poised to destroy constitutional rights. Ukraine. Every potential reprieve is a mirage. But because there's so much to talk … Continue reading On Turmoil, and Motivation, and a Little Brown Bat

The Dogs That Caught The Bus Are Uncomfortable

Anger is like gasoline. If you spray it around and somebody lights a match, you’ve got an inferno. [But] if we can put our anger inside an engine, it can drive us forward. ~Scilia Elworthy A huge part of being a feminist is giving other women the freedom to make choices you might not necessarily … Continue reading The Dogs That Caught The Bus Are Uncomfortable

On a Sleepless Night, Shifting Ground, and Losing a Constitutional Right in One Sentence

We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled ~Justice Alito for the majority; draft opinion, Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health The fight to save abortion rights was lost slowly, over a long time, and then all at once. ~Elie Mystal, Yes, the Theocrats on the Court Really Are Going to Overturn Roe v. Wade "The permissibility of abortion, and … Continue reading On a Sleepless Night, Shifting Ground, and Losing a Constitutional Right in One Sentence

It’s Enough: A Guest Post

Note: This week’s pep talk is courtesy of Jessica Glunt, who I first met after the 2016 election at a meeting with our U.S. Senator (back when he hosted such things). You may recall that I met last week's guest post writer, Lisa, at the same event. (You can see why he stopped hosting those … Continue reading It’s Enough: A Guest Post

33 Votes: A Guest Post

Note: This week's pep talk is courtesy of Lisa Ryan, who I met in the raw months after the 2016 election at a meeting with our U.S. Senator (back when he hosted such things). Lisa is as a busy as they come (I'll let her explain) but that hasn't stopped her from contributing mightily, most … Continue reading 33 Votes: A Guest Post