Fancie Davis

I am a freelance writer, women's advocate and a fierce Democrat. I am currently finishing my first novel and live in Los Angeles, CA.

Posts Written by Fancie

I Guess I’m Going to Hell

I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all seen some pretty outrageous political ads, but a new ad by former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee puts the cherry on top of the dishonest, nonsensical Republican sundae. His new message: warning Christian Americans if they vote for President Obama, Hell is where they’ll end up. These are Ayatollah tactics and the reason religion should not be mixed with politics.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=ntK8OKCFHAo

“Gift From God” or the Consequence of Human Free Will?

I am a woman who was a victim of sexual assault. I removed this first line from my article numerous times because eradicating it gave me a tiny sense of control over a powerless situation. Rationality overruled emotion, but even as my trembling hands move across the keyboard, I have the scroll bar positioned so I cannot see that first line. This is why over half of sexual assault crimes in this country never get reported to police. The first instinct a woman usually has after such a crime is to collapse under a showerhead of scalding water; emotions overrule rationality and the assailant’s blood, sweat, or semen are not looked at as evidence, but as corrosive chemicals needing to ...

I am a woman who was a victim of sexual assault. I removed this first line from my article numerous times because eradicating it gave me a tiny sense of control over a powerless situation. Rationality overruled ...

A president who is great or just good enough?

“This foreign policy stuff is a little frustrating,” George W. Bush was quoted saying in the New York Daily News in 2002. I thought of this little colloquialism as I watched the third presidential debate. I listened as Mr. Romney spoke of Syria being Iran’s only ally in the Middle East, but when he said, “Syria is Iran’s route to the sea,” I paused the debate and turned to my husband. “I guess your mom was mistaken when she said she wore bikini’s by the sea before the Islamic Revolution,” I said to him. But I guess Americans were simply supposed to know that the sea Mr. Romney was referring to was the Mediterranean. How, when only 1 in 10 ...

“This foreign policy stuff is a little frustrating,” George W. Bush was quoted saying in the New York Daily News in 2002. I thought of this little colloquialism as I watched the third presidential debate. I listened ...

Republican women! Wake up!

“Who keeps binders full of women?” This was a question Bill Maher asked last Friday night; it’s a question I’ve been asking myself since the second presidential debate. Bill Maher’s answer was “serial killers,” but when Mitt Romney first uttered this phrase, I visualized a wealthy man flipping through a catalog of high-priced call girls. I think Democrats and Republicans can agree that it was a lousy choice of words, but what was more problematic was that in his answer about equal pay for women, Mr. Romney never mentioned equal pay for women. He boasted that his cabinet had more women in upper-level management positions than 50 other states, but what were these women earning? Did Mr. Romney hire these ...

“Who keeps binders full of women?” This was a question Bill Maher asked last Friday night; it’s a question I’ve been asking myself since the second presidential debate. Bill Maher’s answer was “serial killers,” but when Mitt ...

People don’t die in the emergency room!

“People don’t die when they’re sitting and waiting in the emergency room!”

Were these words truly coming out of this man’s mouth as my husband lay curled up in the fetal position, clutching his chest in the corner of a near empty ER?

“My husband pays nearly $600 a month for health insurance! What if he dies before now and when you call him–”

“People do not die sitting and waiting in the emergency room!” The receptionist interrupted before swiveling away from the microphone that allowed him to communicate through the glass window. Conversation over.

I turned on my heel, seething, as a certain quote from 60 Minutes echoed in my mind: “If someone has a heart attack, they don’t sit in their apartment ...

“People don’t die when they’re sitting and waiting in the emergency room!”

Were these words truly coming out of this man’s mouth as my husband lay curled up in the fetal position, clutching his chest in the corner ...

The least respected president in U.S. history?

During the second presidential debate, I found myself, on more than one occasion on my feet, yelling at the TV. I have seen quite a few political debates become heated, but the blatant impudence Mitt Romney showcased was incredible. The GOP thinks that the President was the one that was out of line, but if we currently had a republican president and his opponent interrogated him like an amateurish trial lawyer, wouldn’t they be outraged? Mitt Romney’s oldest son Tagg, said on a North Carolina talk radio show that he wanted to “rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him [Obama].” He was just joking of course, but wouldn’t this be considered a class D felony ...

During the second presidential debate, I found myself, on more than one occasion on my feet, yelling at the TV. I have seen quite a few political debates become heated, but the blatant impudence Mitt Romney showcased ...