Tag: women’s rights

I Do.

“I Do.” Who knew that two words consisting of three characters could result in such intense debate? Who knew that those two words would result in countless tears, not of joy, but of sorrow?


April 7, 2009 2

Are you Unaware of your Bias or Prejudice – Take an IAT

Implicit Association Tests (“IAT”) are experimental and intended to measure the automatic association between mental concepts. In it’s experiment Harvard has designed several IAT’s which measure one’s automatic response to things such as Homosexuality, Race, Gender, Weapons, Weight, Disability and other such categories.


March 14, 2009 1

Promoting Hatred with the Word of God

Historically, the Bible has been used to define the white heterosexual man’s superiority. In spite of this, we still haven’t learned our lesson.


February 19, 2009 5

How Far is Too Far for Civil Rights

Yesterday, I received a text message from a very dear friend. For purposes of this story, we will call her Irene and her employer XYZ Corporation to protect the identities of both. The message was to advise me that she had just been “written up” at work for using racial slurs. I was shocked. Irene is not someone I would ever consider to be a racist. In fact, she is a triple minority (a woman, part Asian, part Hispanic).


February 11, 2009 2

Having Laid My Eternal Soul to Rest

As many of my readers know, I am an atheist. This does not mean I lack faith, morality or inspiration; it merely means I find such outside of “God” or “Jesus” or “Allah.” I find my faith, morality and inspiration from other people and from within myself. Lately, however, I’ve come to some moments of questioning. This is not to say I am questioning whether or not I believe in God; that is something that I feel is unquestionable. I do not. I’ve recently allowed myself to open discussions with people of the Christian faith and in so doing have realized something that may be a source of religious unkindness toward me; I have closed my heart and mind from religion.


February 10, 2009 4