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Friday, October 15th, 2010

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Comment Policy

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

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Bigotry regarding sexual-orientation and marriage

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

There are many excuses people use for their own bigotry. If only it were just that people were bigoted. Unfortunately so many of them try persecute people they don’t like and take away their rights. The LGBT community has been the target of a lot of this lately. Fortunately the American Civil Liberties Union ( ACLU http://www.aclu.org/ ), The National Organization for Women ( NOW http://www.now,org/ ) have joined with many other groups to try to protect and appeal for the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, and other minorities from legal attacks like California’s Proposition 8 and similar legislation around the country.

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“must-read” BOOKS

Monday, June 1st, 2009

These are “must read” books written by some brilliant women who delve deep into some of the most emotionally wrenching issues faced by women everywhere. Some different feminist perspectives on individual women’s struggles for equality and respect in a world where so many of us have been treated like children or second class citizens.

“Defending Pornography - Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women’s Rights” by Professor Nadine Strossen, Esq.
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“Chess Bitch - Women in the Ultimate Intellectual Sport”, by twice United States Women’s Chess Champion, Women’s Grandmaster, and the USCF’s Chess Life on-line Editor, WGM Jennifer Shahade. Amazing insights. A great read.
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you can read WGM Jennifer Shahade’s blogs USCF’s Chess Life on line ( http://www.uschess.org ) where she’s the on-line editor. Her brilliant, concise and illuminating blog there is at http://www.uschess.org/main/content/category/15/28/343/ and her very interesting personal blog (especially for chess-players and other games-players) is at jennifershahade.com Jennifer_Shahade Chess-Bitch-Women-in-the-Ultimate-Intellectual-Sport-by-Jennifer-Shahade-back-cover

“Pregnant By Mistake - the stories of 17 women” by Katrina Maxtone-Graham (front cover) Pregnant-by-Mistake-the-stories-of-seventeen-women-by-Katrina-Maxtone-Graham-front-cover “Pregnant By Mistake - the stories of 17 women” by Katrina Maxtone-Graham (back cover) Pregnant-by-Mistake-by-Katrina-Maxtone-Graham-back-cover An Adopted Woman” by Katrina Maxtone-Graham - front cover” An-Adopted-Woman-by-Katrina-Maxtone-Graham-front-cover “An Adopted Woman” by Katrina Maxtone-Graham - back cover An-Adopted-Woman-by-Katrina-Maxtone-Graham-back-cover Birthmark by Lorraine Dusky (front cover). The wrenching experience and perspectives of a natural motherBirthmark-by-Lorraine-Dusky-front-cover Birthmark by Lorraine Dusky - back cover Birthmark-by-Lorraine-Dusky-back-cover The Search for Anna Fisher by Florence Fisher - the story of her search The-Search-for-Anna-Fisher-front-coverThe Search for Anna Fisher by Florence Fisher (back cover) The-Search-for-Anna-Fisher-back_cover

There are a number of “Must Read” BOOKS I’d like to add to this list, one of which was mentioned in a comment below: It’s entitled: “The Tyranny of the Majority by Lani Guinier. More info about that book may appear here in the future. Also of note are the three books on our financial mess by Nomi Prins. There is a link to her site http://www.nomiprins.com/ on the right hand side somewhere by the other links.

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