Two teen girls shot for dancing? Welcome to Pakistan…

Two teenage sisters shot dead in Pakistan for dancing in the rain – NY Daily News. I just… horrid… We hear a lot about global women’s rights, some big cases make international news. But not enough. I’m sorry, but religious freedom be damned, this is wrong and far too frequent.  

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Girl power… in life

I’m baffled by the (relatively) recent onslaught of the feminist movement that seems to think women are perpetual victims needing to be protected from the big-bad-evil man. Today in my news feed was an article that made me laugh and shake my head all at once – it’s all about a snow penis, or more specifically,…

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A little blame the victim mentality…

Lemme get this straight, a drunk cop flashes his badge to get into a bar without paying the cover charge, pinches at least one woman’s ass, then sticks his hand up another’s skirt and gropes her genitals. When the woman complains, he is escorted out by the bouncers, whom the cop threatens, telling them he…

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Girl-power in movies?

OK, I’m sort of a middle-of-the-road feminist type. I’ve got some long-established (and often long-winded) rants on the subject. I’ve noticed a trend in movies that, on the surface anyway, sounds really cool. Girl power. (bite me if you don’t like that term) More politically correct… strong female characters. Sounds awesome, right? I mean, wow!…

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Holy patriarchal stupidity Batman!

Never mind the ongoing, and as yet unpunished, claims of child sexual abuse going on in the Catholic Church. Never mind the hungry who need feeding, the poor who need caring for, or loving thy neighbor or any of those other Christ-like things (“Feed my sheep” apparently means nothing here). Nope, none of those things matter.…

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Will someone please tell Mel to shut up already?

Perhaps Mel Gibson needs rehab for his mouth and mind… If you haven’t seen the latest flap in the “Gibson’s a sick, angry, racist asswipe” drama, please google him. It’s entertaining – sort of. While I agree that, if he did indeed say the kinds of things he supposedly said, it reflects an incredibly vile…

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My coffee pot is on the fritz – of coffee and compliments

My coffee pot is on the fritz. Well, that’s not entirely accurate—actually, my coffee pot has a broken part and replacing the part is turning out to be troublesome. I like my coffee pot and have a deplorable history of finding less than stellar pots that make lousy coffee—hence my reluctance to simply toss the…

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On the air… The Gunchick Speaks!

Kids and guns – it’s a parent’s nightmare, right? Straight talk without paranoia – no hype and no politics. Sound good? Yeah, I thought so too. That’s why I am really excited to be teaming up with the ladies at MommyMatter and Blog Talk Radio to host The Gunchick Speaks – a once a month…

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Finding Inspiration…

I’ve been reading a fabulous blog written by a woman whom I will come right out and say makes me envious! She’s a beautiful lady, married to an incredibly sexy looking man (and obviously deeply in love), and they’ve produced a quartet of incredibly cute children. Okay, so what, right? Well, she can also cook,…

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Do these jeans make my butt look fat?

No, honey, your butt is just fat, it’s not the jeans, trust me! No woman in her right mind should ever ask her man that question. And no man who values his masculinity would ever give that answer. I never ask, and my honey never answers. I know I need to lose a few –…

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