SexismBoys will be boysMore Like This
Girls shall be ladies
Boys romp and play
make mud pies and fight
Girls have tea-parties
dress up and act like grown-ups
we chuckle when boys return
covered head to toe in mud
we scold when a girl returns
with a grass stain on her clothes
Boys shout and holler
Girls wait and listen
'Lower your voice girl,'
they say when she squeals
'Is it because I'm a girl?'
she asks quietly
They lie respond with 'no,
its just what is proper'
Then why aren't boys
silenced when they scream
Girls have voices too!
We are they the silenced ones?
WorthThey told me I could be anything,More Like This
As long as I came home and cooked dinner for my husband when I was done,
Because that’s all I’m really worth to them.
I’m a plate of burnt pancakes
That they could have cooked better,
And a rag soaked in chemicals
Here to wipe up a mess they made
Or gag the children that they’re too tired to listen to.
My skin is too dark for them
Too dark to be near their sons
Too dark to be pretty in their family pictures
Too dark to suit the skins of their grandchildren,
Love everyone equally,
Just love them from afar, right?
“Depression is a sin,”
He preached with a pounding head
And a trace of liquor on his breath.
And he would know better then anybody,
Because leaking from his hollow eyes is a stream of whiskey
But only in my mind.
And I feel sorry for him, that they make him fight against himself,
But at the same time I hate him for giving in to them.
In my mind, I stand up in the pew and scream truth at him,
pro-choice"Because I had had sex, someone thought I deserved to die." (Cerullo qtd. in Hadley 79) "She was bleeding at the wrong time, and it didn't stop. She went to the emergency room here at a Catholic hospital, and they refused to take care of her. They just flatly refused…they would not touch her because she might be pregnant, and they might disturb the child. She continued to bleed." (Paley 8)More Like This
"I found out I was pregnant when I was fourteen. I didn't get a period. I talked to nobody. I panicked. I sat in hot baths. I drank these strange concoctions girls told me about—something like Johnny Walker Red with a little bit of Clorox, alcohol, baking soda—which probably saved my stomach—and some sort of cream. You mixed it all up. I got violently ill." (Goldberg 116)
"I didn't make any noise at all. I bit through my lip. I tried n
7 arrested in gang rape case in IndiaMore Like This
In this Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 file photo, activists of Indian National Congress with black bands around their mouths block traffic during a protest against a gang rape and murder of a 16-year-old girlat Madhyamgram, about 25 kilometers (16 miles) north of Kolkata in West Bengal, India. AP
KOLKATA, India — Police say they have arrested seven people for allegedly raping a co-worker’s wife and aunt in India’s West Bengal state.
A rash of rapes in India has sparked widespread outrage over chronic sexual violence and government failures to protect women.
Police officer Sanjay Singh says the seven suspects were detained Wednesday within hours of the crime on Tuesday night in Mukti Rachak, a village 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of Kolkata.
The man’s 28-year-old wife and 40-year-old aunt were also cut by blades, and were in stable condition a local hospital, Singh said Thursday.
Last month, police said a We
Catholic Hospital says Fetuses aren't PeopleCatholic hospital chain beats malpractice suit by saying fetuses aren’t people http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/24/catholic-hospital-chain-beats-malpractice-suit-by-saying-fetuses-arent-people/More Like This
A chain of Catholic Hospitals has beaten a malpractice lawsuit by saying that fetuses are not equivalent to human lives. According to the Colorado Independent, in the death of a 31-year-old woman carrying twin fetuses, Catholic Health Initiatives’ attorneys argued that in cases of wrongful death, the term “person” only applies to individuals born alive, and not to those who die in utero.
Lori Stodghill was seven months pregnant with twin boys on the day she died. The Independent reported that on New Year’s Day 2006 in Cañon City, Colorado, Stodghill was admitted to the Emergency Room at St. Thomas More Hospital complaining of nausea, vomiting and shortness of breath. She lost consciousness as she was being wheeled into an exam room and ER staff were
This Year is the Year...Hello Family,More Like This
First off I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I miss everybody and I hope everyone is for the most part having a cheerful holiday season. I'll be missing the Christmas Brunch and the acting-out-of-the Nativity/Reading about the Nativity part. I'll also be missing the train that goes around the tree. What is the topper on your tree I wonder? … "The Crow" from the 1994 horror movie is on the top of ours.
Life for the most part has been treating me very well here in Oregon. One of my closest friends Liz lives only about an hour and half away from me, and that's certainly something to be thankful for. I've made a lot of friends but oddly enough-- most of them live in Washington. But, we keep in touch. I'm still obsessed with all the same strange quirky things I ever was and anyway, I love you all and again Happy Holidays.
Now… This next part of my letter is for mature audiences only. This is surprisingly very hard for me to write because I'm not su
Pansexuality"Pansexuals are bisexualsMore Like This
who are just fancy snobs
in need for a 'cooler' word
to fancily name their flaws"
I've heard this said so many times
and yet believe it be untrue
it's scared people telling lies
people scared of something new
First of all I'd like to say
sexuality isn't wrong
there is no need to point it out
and call it a flaw
It's a normal part of us
how nature let's us come
there's homosexuality in all living species
and homophobia in one
Now for there difference
of pansexual and bi
Bisexuals usually have tendencies
Pans give everyone a try
We don't care
if you're from here or there
don't mind the colour of your hair
or the kind of clothes you wear
Bisexuals say "boys and girls
but I prefer one side"
there's nothing wrong with saying that
there's nothing there to hide
All we pans really care about
Is who you are and have been
Is loving you for who you are
really such a sin?
Aquella carta (dedicada a mi abuelo)En aquel sucio sotanoMore Like This
estaba yo limpiando con desgano
hasta que encontre una carta
de la cual ya me habia olvidado
Aquella que era tuya
que la enviaste hace años
¿cuanto habra pasado ya,
desde aquella vez?
¿diez?¿doce años talvez?
Cada dia de Diciembre
te recuerdo siempre
aunque sea epoca de festejos
para nosotros, es una de tormentos.
Dejo de lado esos pensamientos
y me dispongo a leer esa carta,
la cual escribiste un poco antes de marcharte,
en esa hoja violeta
que con los años se ha vuelto amarillenta.
Aunque lo escrito aun se entiende
desearia que tu estuvieras presente.
Siento como si aquella carta me hablara,
diciendome que me extrañas,
diciendome que me amas,
diciendome que estas
aunque yo no te vea,
The best thing I didHello guys!More Like This
MRFarts asked us, to inspire all of you who read this, with a story from our life which is the best or one of the best things we did! I thought I entry the contest and I though a lot what to write... So here it is I don't think this is a big thing what I did but an important thing in my life...
When I was 4, i went to the gindergarten for the first time. I always was a cheerful kinder so I was happy about it I've never thought what could happen there. I just wanted to play with others as everybody else.
We weren't too much in this kindergarten but enough to meet one of the most important person in my life. My best friend.
She was a russian girl, who didn't speak a word in Hungarian... We taught her and after a while she could play with us without any problems. But she was always envious... very envious.They're rich so she always had cool, cu