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The Post-Kavanaugh, PTSD Experience

The Kavanaugh nomination has elicited in me a response that I did not at all expect: Terror. Welcome to the politically-generated mass triggering of survivors who are dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. For me it started during the hearing last Thursday, and has been a week of practicing every skill at my disposal to feel … Continue reading

It Has Been a Rough Week

It has been a rough week for survivors of sexual assault. Listening to those elected to serve us (and their minions) denounce Dr. Blasey has been infuriating and incredibly painful. Seeing the posts of those who support and spread such cruelty has also been painful. I’ve just decided to unfriend folks like that. Life is … Continue reading

Another Man Believed Over Women: The Resignation of HSUS CEO Pacelle

I guess by now you’ve heard that Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) CEO Wayne Pacelle has resigned after having been accused of sexual harassment. No? You can read all about it here, here, and here. You can also read the HSUS press release statements here and here. Several years ago I complained that even … Continue reading

Do We Really Believe Women?

When women came forward and accused Roy Moore of sexual misconduct, molestation of a 14 year old child, and stalking teenagers in the mall, many of us were outraged. But that was easy, wasn’t it? Most of us agree that a 14-year-old girl is not old enough to give consent, and certainly not to a … Continue reading

Talking About Retail…

I have made the decision that it’s time to move on. To be clear, I miss Rumpy, Buggie and Bubba dearly, and I will for a long time to come. But they are no longer here. Graybie, Hissy, Yella and Little Girl are. As am I, and our lives go on. I best get in … Continue reading

Celebrating #InternationalWomensDay

Today is International Women’s Day. Each year on March 8 we celebrate the “…social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.” (internationalwomensday.com/about) This year’s celebration seeks to draw attention to the contributions of women in the workplace. Women around the world have been asked to stay home from work today if they can to show … Continue reading

Living in the Shadow of Men

Within the past week: A man in north Alabama shot and killed his wife and then himself. An Oregon man beat his wife to death, shot his three children in the head, set their home on fire and then killed himself. A Texas plumber shot and killed his wife and her elderly father, then set their home … Continue reading

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