Tag Archive: Patriarchy

Maya and Me

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What is it about Maya Angelou that makes women want her to be their mother? I watched Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey speak at Maya’s memorial and felt they both were grieving the… Continue reading

A Bleeding Heart

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Someone recently told me I was a bleeding heart. I know about bleeding hearts because that’s what my dad used to call my mom when she was being too compassionate. “Kaye, you’re just… Continue reading

A Hero’s Face

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You know, I thought I was done with heroes. In movies, books and legends the hero always comes to the damsel’s aid and rescues her from the villain’s unwholesome intentions. The hero always… Continue reading

Instant Blogger

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What I’ve learned is there is no such thing as an instant blogger. You might start instantly blogging at some point in time, but that doesn’t make you an instant blogger. Even being… Continue reading

Our Own Skin Part Two

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In humanity’s youth women were esteemed daughters of a Great Cosmic Mother, and a woman’s body was glorified as the living depiction of the Female Divine that moves through life, birthing, dying and… Continue reading

Our Own Skin Part One

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Being a woman makes me an expert. An expert on women’s issues and an expert on Patriarchy, the only system of government I’ve ever known. And I have lived on this planet long… Continue reading

ALEC’s Being Bad Again

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Something has to be done about ALEC. You know, the American Legislative Exchange Council. It’s an acronym of course, and it’s no accident ALEC’s not called LINDA, KATY or SUZANNE.   ALEC is… Continue reading

Deep Throat Stole the Sexual Revolution

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Reader Discretion Advised. Contains some sexually explicit language and content. Look and you will find. It’s a law that’s inevitable. I’ve been looking for a long time, trying to find out what happened… Continue reading

Vernacular

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Every writer knows the importance of using correct vernacular for what he or she is writing about. Correct vernacular is honest. I want to talk about women, men, sex and power because I… Continue reading

A Good Question

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It’s the forty-first anniversary today of the U.S. Supreme Court decision of Roe versus Wade. I’m thinking about how savagely abortion rights have been attacked and degraded for American women since then. A… Continue reading