Category Archives: Musings & Rants: Life

Widows Succumbs to Hollywood Pattern of Woke-Washing Greed and Violence

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Breaking ground is harder than it sounds, especially if a work of art must also appeal to millions at the box office in order to earn millions for investors. A group of screwed-over women pull off a perfect heist. Great … Continue reading

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Imagine No Black Friday

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What if they called a consumer feeding frenzy and nobody came? This year a growing number of businesses are giving employees Thanksgiving Day off work rather than trying to beat out competitors by starting Black Friday on Thursday. Reversing a … Continue reading

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Beyond Fear and Fury – Eight Musings on #MeToo, Parts V-VIII

Liberal activists are as driven by moral instincts and emotions as any street preacher, and it is moral emotions that drive how we use the growing power associated with victimhood: Moral indignation, disgust, outrage, vindictiveness, empathic anguish, protective nurturing, love—and, of course the sweet, sweet sensation of righteous superiority; we are only human after all. Each of these gets attached to the causes we fight, and all of them get activated when we talk about sexual harassment, exploitation and assault. Continue reading

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Beyond Fear and Fury – Eight Musings on #MeToo, Parts I-IV

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I. Bring It On Like many female authors digging for material in the darker recesses of personal history, I’ve written about my experience of sexual assault.  And that of my sister, meaning actual blood sibling. And that of my sisters … Continue reading

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Sex, Slavery and the Black Body Count–An Interview with Theologian Kelly Brown Douglas

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“You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go.” So said white supremacist Dylann Roof to black members of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston as he systematically executed nine, leaving one woman and a … Continue reading

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The Risky Mix of Aging, Public Visibility and Social Media

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Tweeting, like driving, creates perils that become more dangerous as we age, and the more stature or visibility people attain, the more they have to lose. In history books, Oxford zoologist Richard Dawkins will be known for his contributions to … Continue reading

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Death With Dignity vs. “Redemptive Suffering” – Robb Miller on Catholic Healthcare and the Legacy of Brittany Maynard

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 In the fall of 2014, a young dying woman, Brittany Maynard, captured the hearts of millions around the world. Now her husband and mother have teamed up with a national advocacy group, Compassion & Choices to honor her final wish—that … Continue reading

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