The Declaration of Independence was written on my family’s paper 234 years ago. It said all men are created equal. Abigail Adams infamously asked her husband John about the […]
Billionaire New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg was on Meet the Press this morning saying that he’s personally bankrolling a campaign to take on the National Rifle Association on […]
In the spirit of Gahndi, Lubna-Ahmed al-Hussein is willing to submit to 40,000 lashes for wearing pants in public. Ms. Hussein works for the UN which has recently been criticized by Eve Ensler for failing in their promise to prevent violence against women in the Congo. The UN is not supporting Ms. Hussein’s courageous decision to go on trail rather than opt for diplomatic immunity.
Barbara Bentley, author of Dance with the Devil, will receive one of six of the 2009 Paul H. Chapman Awards by the Foundation for Improvement of Justice on September 26 in Atlanta. In addition […]
Many women and children ~ some men too ~ are finding there isn’t much justice in our legal system. In fact, the legal system is easily manipulated as an instrument of abuse. Several bloggers, especially WordPress’ MamaLiberty, are vigilant watchdogs. If you haven’t visited her site, I encourage you to do so. You will laugh. You will cry. You may get angry.
Vernetta is a perfect example of an advocate for domestic violence. She has done everything right, and the most important thing she’s done is that she never gave up.
Since I started this site just over four months ago, I have struggled with how we can establish a community of people committed to the same vision. The folks at Barbados Free Press showed me how. I am ever so grateful to them.
So, I’m going to ask all you shy flowers who tend to visit without commenting to get some interaction going on. We’ll start with a poll. A Mom’s Random Mind asked this week why bloggers aren’t doing more to demand change. We are, but I think we’d be more effective if we had a community or forum or platform where we could gather and exchange ideas and information.
Heather and I agree that there’s safety in the spotlight. Her friends have posted billboards letting her ex-husband know she’s surrounded by a circle of protection. She is on a media blitz because:
I think the reason that domestic violence is the silent killer is because women tend to stay silent, and that’s exactly what the abusers want.
Barbara’s charming, fascinating, and charismatic late husband presented himself as a retired Navy rear admiral and the descendent of two infamous admirals named Perry. They were VIP guests of the Navy during Fleet Week in San Francisco. He had war medals including the Congressional Medal of Honor. They were invited to President George H.W. Bush’s inauguration and the inaugural balls. The only part of his story that was true was that he was the black sheep son of Admiral Perry.
The truth was that he was a con man wanted by the FBI for impersonating a US Navy officer.
We’re three months old today. We’ve been chugging along like the little engine that could. I’ve had more visitors than I ever dreamed. So, I’m doing a happy dance!