A middle school in Colorado decided to invite Jessica L’Whor, a drag queen, to speak with kids about life, careers, and literacy. And then people’s heads caught on fire. No, there wasn’t talk about sex. The name “Jessica L’Whor” wasn’t Continue reading Learning Literacy from Drag Queens?
Of course, with the #MeToo movement, it was inevitable that many parts of our pop culture would be re-examined through the lens of today. Molly Ringwald decided to do that with her own films, while talking with NPR this past Continue reading Molly Ringwald and Rethinking Her Films
New dad Maxamillian Neubauer became an internet meme of sorts when he posted photos of himself “breastfeeding” his baby on Facebook. Yes, it did involve fake nipples and a milk delivery system, so we’re not talking about medicine going crazy. Continue reading Dad ‘Breastfeeds’ Baby – Internet Burns Down
As a girl, I would ask my mother, “Why can’t I have curls?” She’d always frown a little, and remind me that our hair is straight. My grandmother would get permanent waves, and my mother ended up nearly losing her Continue reading In Praise of Cultural Appropriation
In case you weren’t aware of it, many women are very particular about the products that they use to take care of their own skin (and the skin of their babies.) The makers of Dove products have made a cozy Continue reading It’s a Soap Ad – Not the End of the World!
Most people have heard of the parable about a truck getting stuck in a tunnel. Adult engineers and transportation specialists looked at it, and offered solutions that simply wouldn’t work – from digging it out, to disassembling it entirely. Finally, Continue reading Children Teach Adults About War and Refugees
Seriously, it has gotten out of control out there. Yes, it’s true that Donald Trump has managed to bring out the worst in many people, but the fact remains that those people are the ones who actively made the choice Continue reading Stop Blaming One Person for Bullying
“Um, you can get dressed now,” the ultrasound technician said to Trish as she wiped the gel from her belly. “The doctor will talk with you shortly. Can you wait in the waiting room again?” “Uh, sure,” Trish said as Continue reading Sanctity of Life Versus Quality of Life
Ok, so maybe this wasn’t intentional on the part of the Danish government, but it still is very amusing. First, there was news that the Danish health committee intends to remove being transgender from the country’s list of mental disorders. Continue reading Transgenders Trump Royals in Denmark
There is no shortage of commentaries out there now over the issue of SiriusXM temporarily suspending Glenn Beck from their airwaves over statements made by Brad Thor on-air. While it is important to point out that this could be a Continue reading Glenn Beck and the Question of Responsibility in Media