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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

I’d Give This a Title, But You Can’t See it Anyway

Friday morning in downtown Nashville, a woman got off the bus, walked in front of the bus to cross the street, and was hit by that same bus and drug “a short distance.” That short distance was a city block. According to the police and news media, the woman’s actions are to blame for the accident … Continue reading

I Watched the Debate. I Saw Myself.

I watched the presidential debate. And I am still hurt by what I heard and saw. To be clear, this entire campaign has been painful to watch. The racism, xenophobia, and sexism demonstrated by a candidate for president of the United States has been unreal, and the fact that people support such a candidate, including … Continue reading

The Neverending War on Homeless Cats

I am a fan of Gwen Cooper, the author of the books about Homer the blind wonder cat. Homer has moved on from this realm, but Gwen continues to write about cats and topics of importance to cat lovers. This week Gwen sent out an email to her readers alerting us to a book being hawked … Continue reading

How NOT to Sell a Car to a Woman

I know I write about sexism and gender bias more than some of you want to read, but I have to tell you this story, because I still can’t believe it’s true. And yet, I know it is, because it happened to me earlier today. As I mentioned before, I’ve been mulling over whether to trade in … Continue reading

Intent vs. Impact in Cases of Workplace Harassment

This is a legal thing that means, in a nutshell, that the victim’s experience carries more weight than the intent of the harasser. So, for example, if Joe, who is a well-known office flirt, continues to make suggestive comments to Mary, even after Mary tells him to knock it off, it should be irrelevant that most women love Joe because he brings … Continue reading

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