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Unlawfully Wedded After

People in the disabled community would like their chance to have legally binding marriages without crippling themselves or their partners financially. Many people are not even aware that an issue even exists concerning this topic but it does, and it’s huge. 402 more words

Social

Girl Power?

I have noticed as of recently an ongoing trend of female empowerment on social media, and pretty much everywhere you look from well-meant particulars and organizations alike, which want to spread the message across that women are not only powerful and worthy of respect, but our equals. 405 more words

Spike Clemenceau

Put the Hammer Down

On October 19, 2014, an advertisement ran in the Los Angeles Times (on pg. A4). It stated that an “apparition” of the Virgin Mary had revealed that Pope Paul VI was replaced with “an impostor pope” leading to the “destructive Vatican II reforms.” The ad then showed two pictures of Pope Paul, one labeled “Pope Paul VI,” the other “The impostor (1975-1978) created by highly skilled plastic surgeons.” Never mind the fact that Vatican II ended in 1965, and never mind the fact that the pictures are obviously of the same man, just at different ages. 877 more words

Justice

Barred from performing marriages, atheist group sues Washington Co.

A lawsuit asking for atheists to be given the same rights as religious organizations to perform marriage ceremonies has been filed against Washington County.

Nonprofit group Atheists for Human Rights (AFHR) issued the suit after one of its members was denied the right to perform marriages in the county in April, having previously been granted permission in Hennepin, Anoka and Stearns counties, … 332 more words

News

I've got the power!

A friend suggested I watch a  TED talk by Amy Cuddy about how our body language can change our lives. We have always known that others notice and act on our body language but Cuddy’s research is based on how changing our body positions, even for just 2 minutes, can change our body chemistry and how we feel about ourselves – and hence how other people react to us. 473 more words

Feminism

Priority Seats

Many things in this world irritate me. At the moment, not just at this moment in time, but in limited life, my biggest irritant is the public perception of my disability and the concessions they do not make for it. 1,664 more words

Myeloma

Day 12

“Women! What can you say? Who made ‘em? God must have been a fuckin’ genius. The hair… They say the hair is everything, you know. Have you ever buried your nose in a mountain of curls… just wanted to go to sleep forever? 545 more words

Biology