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Caught in a trap

The newspaper headline boldly announced: “Top Tory: I Am Entitled To More Than £67K Salary”.
After being caught in a cash for access sting, the former Conservative Foreign Secretary, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, made a pitiful attempt to defend his part in the scandal by declaring that he needs more than his £67K MP’s salary to live on. 1,142 more words

Leaving Liberal Feminism

Guest post by Kate Leigh

I couldn’t honestly tell you when I started following a liberal intersectional feminist philosophy. It was simply part of my thought process and by extension, my life, online and off. 2,087 more words


Your Childhood is a Demon that You Hide from Yourself

Content Note: This contains discussion and a video of discussion of potential sexual assault

Does anyone remember ‘Chums’? It’s a very British institution, a parody of Friends that was broadcast on ITV as part of the Saturday morning kids programme SMTV:Live. 928 more words

Personal Thoughts

The Doctor is in

Yertle the Turtle

by Dr. Seuss

On the far-away island of Sala-ma-Sond,
Yertle the Turtle was king of the pond.
A nice little pond. It was clean. 976 more words

Civil Rights

A Whole-Body Gospel

Preached at Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church, March 1, 2015. I’m speaking as a white pastor to a white congregation, and while it’s not explicit in the sermon text, I’m particularly talking about the ways we as white Christians are implicated and called out to action.  1,749 more words


Getting In: Rachel Reflects on Education Equity and College Access

Part of the Treehouse mission is not only to have foster students graduate at the same rate as their peers, but with a plan for the future. 1,554 more words

Shinnyo Fellows For Community Leadership

I work out

Well, sometimes.  This morning I did.  A friend inspired me. She said that she doesn’t approach exercise as something she has to do.  Instead, it’s something she gets to do. 59 more words