Bake-sales for Bombers–The Annual Spring Pledge for Public Schools

“It will be a great day when our schools have all the money they need, and our air force has to have a bake-sale to buy a bomber.” The author of All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things, Robert Fulghum, is credited with this quote. His quote, however... Continue Reading →

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I Label My Students

“Today’s lesson is going to begin in a weird way,” I tell my students. A student snickers: “So today will be nothing new?” I take the comment as a compliment. “Have you ever played headbands? Today is a version of that game. I will place a sticky note on your forehead. Please do not tell... Continue Reading →

Daughters

I cried when the sonogram technician told me what I dreaded, embarrassed by my fear. In my head, I imagined hearing reactions to the news: “Oh, another girl in the family.” I internalized their displeasure of increased femaleness. He said: “You are crying? Why are you crying?” I explained: “I feel like I am letting... Continue Reading →

Daughters

I cried when the sonogram technician told me what I dreaded, embarrassed by my fear. In my head, I imagined hearing reactions to the news: “Oh, another girl in the family.” I internalized their displeasure of increased femaleness. He said: “You are crying? Why are you crying?” I explained: “I feel like I am letting... Continue Reading →

Quit Your Marchin…

Women and men have told me that they did not see the point of the women’s marches in Washington, D.C., across the United States, and in the rest of the world. The evidence of sexism exposed in this video, however, demonstrates why the marches occurred, and gives ammunition to increase resistance. Do you know which... Continue Reading →

DON’T POP MY BUBBLE!

We all live in our own fragile bubble. Bubbles give us a false sense of safety, but they also shape our identity and politics, or lack thereof. Upon reflection on how my first post on medium.com, “I am a Feminist, but I didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton,” was received on Facebook I felt humbled. Did I... Continue Reading →

Hesitate-Trust in Trump

via Daily Prompt: Hesitate Punch me in the face and tell me you love me. After Trump’s first address to Congress, I feel like we (the American people) are in an abusive relationship with the President of the United States. Dying industries will come roaring back to life. Heroic veterans will get the care they so desperately... Continue Reading →

Punch me in the face and tell me you love me.

After Trump’s first address to Congress, I feel like we (the American people) are in an abusive relationship with the President of the United States. Dying industries will come roaring back to life. Heroic veterans will get the care they so desperately need.Our military will be given the resources its brave warriors so richly deserve.Crumbling infrastructure... Continue Reading →

March 8, 2017 — A DAY WITHOUT A WOMAN

JoAnn Chateau

The Women’s March organization has scheduled a day of action for March 8, 2017 — A DAY WITHOUT A WOMAN. Read on, to see how you can join in…


From the Women’s March website:

On International Women’s Day, March 8th, women and our allies will act together for equity, justice and the human rights of women, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity.

The Women’s March supports the feminists of color and grassroots groups organizing the International Women’s Strike on International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2017. In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women’s March, together we will mark the day by recognizing the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system–while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity.

Anyone, anywhere, can join by making March 8th A Day Without a Woman

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