New terminology to cover old problems

We now have new terminology to cover old problems – ‘manterrupting’ and ‘bropropriating.’ Manterrupting: unnecessary interruption of a woman by a man. Bropropriating: a man taking a woman’s idea and taking credit for it. These problems are covered in some interesting places recently – Time Magazine, and the New York Times among them. Time Magazine is whereContinue reading “New terminology to cover old problems”

Don’t give anyone the right to discriminate – reject SB 2!

Take action against SB 2, which would give magistrates the right to decide who gets their services according to their own personal beliefs and prejudices.

FB: 3 Monumentally Disastrous SCOTUS Rulings – for Women, 7/14/14

Although the short session has been fascinating, a legislative update wouldn’t be complete without including the 3 monumentally disastrous Supreme Court cases that were decided within a week (Jun 26, 2014 to June 30, 2014), all of which hurt women. First, the Supreme Court ruled on the abortion clinic buffer zone case, McCullen v. Coakley.Continue reading “FB: 3 Monumentally Disastrous SCOTUS Rulings – for Women, 7/14/14”

Paliga: They know not what they do, apparently – 7/2/14 in Onslow Times

The internet is on fire discussing another terrible decision from our nation’s Supreme Court, another attack on women. On Monday, June 30, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that for-profit employers can decide whether or not to cover their employees’ birth control and contraception. Strictly speaking, the conservative majority ruledContinue reading “Paliga: They know not what they do, apparently – 7/2/14 in Onslow Times”

Press Conference: Why is Sen. Burr Blocking Federal Judge? 5/2/14

ABC 11 has their coverage of the press conference, “Activists asking why Sen. Burr seems to be blocking North Carolina’s first African-American female federal judge nomination,” at http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news%2Flocal&id=9524944. They ran it multiple times, as did the other 2 stations that covered us!

FB: Ironic response from Senator Burr’s office (4/10/14) – give him a call yourself!

Got a really ironic response to my letter and call on the blocking of the nomination of Jennifer May-Parker for the long standing vacancy in the Eastern District of NC by Senator Burr. As you may remember, Sen. Burr recommended May-Parker in 2009 (letter captured at Huffington Post, link found at “Richard Burr Blocks JudicialContinue reading “FB: Ironic response from Senator Burr’s office (4/10/14) – give him a call yourself!”

Burr holding up confirmation process on judge he recommended, letter to N&O

Mar 30, 2014 NC Senator Richard Burr is blocking the nomination of Jennifer May-Parker as U.S. District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The position has been vacant since Dec. 2005, over eight years. Newsweek Magazine reported “the Eastern District of North Carolina is officially classified as aContinue reading “Burr holding up confirmation process on judge he recommended, letter to N&O”