Women Hold Up Half the Sky

womenI realize that until fairly recently women were viewed more as possessions than as human beings. If men were able to create life themselves, I’m sure women would still be indentured servants at best, and possibly even go the way of the passenger pigeon.

This makes sex the most primary human activity, more important even than making money.

But now that women are no longer dying young in childbirth or being raped and pillaged during border disputes and range wars (this doesn’t apply to all parts of the world), men have been forced to pay attention to women for other than pleasure and procreation. Women have become an important economic and political force in the world, even though the angry old white men in the United States are dragging their feet to recognize this fact. Many men cannot wrap their feeble little minds around the concept that women should be treated as equals.

Why is that?

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Without a Gun, You’re Helpless

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This unique kid’s book will be treasured for years to come and will be passed down to new family members.

Come join 13-year-old Brenna Strong along with her mom, Bea, and her dad, Richard, as they spend a typical Saturday running errands and having fun together. What’s not so typical is that Brenna’s parents lawfully open carry handguns for self-defense. The Strongs join a growing number of families that are standing up for their 2nd Amendment rights by open carrying and bringing gun ownership out of the closet and into the mainstream.

Or so the publisher asserts. By now everyone has seen the cover of this book: My Parents: An Open Carry Adventure. Issued by a small group of very conservative and very religious publishers who love guns, one should expect that the story is one of indoctrination and a totally one-sided argument. It is that and much more as Meghan Hamilton illustrates in her opinion piece posted in The Humanist.

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Hate

ObamaWay back in early 2012 there was a powerful article at The Daily Kos by MinistryOfTruth in the form of An open letter to the people who hate Obama more than they love America. I have posted a few excerpts below but I highly recommend reading the piece in its entirety. It’s still available online at the The Daily Kos.

Something to think about: this article was written two and a half years ago: how have things changed? Is the open vendetta against Barack Obama improving life in this country or are a small group of plutocrats pulling the strings to undermine the government and increase their own wealth and power?

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