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Sharkfu wrote a new blog post: Notes from a bitch: Don’t sleep on the red states! 5 months, 3 weeks ago · View
Shall we? On Election Day, I celebrated victories and obsessed over losses. I woke up the next day and indulged in 24 hours of relief-fueled joy. Then, on Thursday, I allowed reality to ooze in. I spent the weekend after the election in Wichita, Kansas. I was speaking at the Kansas NOW Annual Conference , where I [...]
Sharkfu wrote a new blog post: Notes from a bitch…pondering what was missing from the debate… 7 months, 3 weeks ago · View
Let’s jump right on in, shall we? Women could decide the outcome of the 2012 General Election. You know it, I know it, and odds are the candidates know it too. But last night, two candidates and one sorta-moderator managed to talk for 90 minutes straight in a domestic policy debate without discussing women’s reproductive rights . [...]
I treat the right to vote like my father used to treat his beloved Cadillac. I drive it every chance I get and you are in a world of trouble if you touch it, much less try to take it from me. Unlike Daddy’s Caddy, the vote is not supposed to be a luxury item [...]
My style is what it is, so we’re going to have to agree to disagree on that. Regarding the subject, I wrote about Todd Akin’s positions as have been reported and verified in the news. If you find them wild or outlandish, then you need to take issue with Congressman Akin. Finally, I take great [...]
On Tuesday another Todd Akin story began working through the Twitterverse. As a Missourian, I felt compelled to investigate the report claiming Todd Akin said he believed breast milk “cures” homosexuality . Yeah, yeah…I know that sounds too bizarre for folk to think it is true, but we’re talking about Todd Akin here! The GOP candidate for [...]
I apologize for another lengthy absence, y’all! As many of you know, I am an activist who blogs and the recent primary in Missouri took me offline for a spell. Let’s jump right on in! GOP nominee Mitt Romney selected longtime DC insider Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. Many a feminist has already [...]
Sharkfu wrote a new blog post: Notes from a bitch…pondering political expectations… 11 months ago · View
I want Missouri Governor Nixon to veto the new birth control refusal bill SB 749. Religious liberty is not threatened by the HHS rule on insurance coverage of birth control without co-pay, but the rights of Missouri workers sure as hell are under attack by this bill that would allow any employer to refuse coverage [...]
Sharkfu wrote a new blog post: Notes from a bitch – making the case for Sue Shear by trying to cut funding for it… 1 year ago · View
Let’s jump right on in, shall we? I’ve long said that people need to keep a close watch on their state legislature. I’m a Missourian and my state Assembly meets for five months each year. That means five months of watching the Republicans who control both the House and Senate file bills to restrict access [...]
Sharkfu wrote a new blog post: Notes from a bitch…a day in the life of Missouri’s Don’t Say Gay bill… 1 year ago · View
Let’s jump right on in, shall we? While some state assemblies have sought to pass legislation protecting youth from bullying, others are considering bills that seem to show the damage that elected bullies can do with the weapons of government. Such is the case in Missouri where House Bill 2051, the Don’t Say Gay bill sponsored [...]
When I heard about the murder of Trayvon Martin I felt like everything just stopped for a moment. I’m talking about a real halt for a serious moment…a stretching out of time through which everything ached bone deep. There is still much to learn about the murder of Trayvon Martin, but what we know now is [...]
Let’s jump right on in, shall we? I’m a Missourian so trust that I am all over the decision by the Speaker of the Missouri House to honor Rush Limbaugh with a bust in the Hall of Famous Missourians. Some have questioned the outrage claiming that Limbaugh is famous and a Missourian thus qualifying him for [...]
Sharkfu commented on the blog post Pondering recent chats about access to birth control…. 1 year, 2 months ago · View
Thank you for reminding me that when I lobby I speak for those who aren’t able to get down there!
Sharkfu wrote a new blog post: Pondering recent chats about access to birth control…. 1 year, 2 months ago · View
Shall we? Yesterday I traveled to Jefferson City, Missouri to lobby some state legislators who recently voted on a resolution to deny women access to birth control without co-payments . I was appalled by this vote…not just because I know how important access to birth control is for my fellow Missourians, but also because these legislators wasted [...]
Sharkfu wrote a new blog post: Notes from a bitch… a problem in search of a fix or a fix in search of a problem… 1 year, 9 months ago · View
I recently read An Interracial Fix for Black Marriage by Ralph Richard Banks published in the Wall Street Journal. In the article, Banks points to the lower rate of marriage among black women as compared to the general population and attempts to make the case that interracial marriage is the likely “fix” because it would solve [...]
As many of you know, the racist anti-choice billboard campaign that has been sweeping across America has come to my home state of Missouri . Missouri Right to Life launched a fundraising campaign using a billboard advertising both their organization and that the “most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb.” So far I’ve [...]
i like bodily integrity the right to choose to.
unfortunately, boys dont get that choice, and im right now enjoying the usual pain from my skin tearing and bleeding from my botched circumcision , you know that thing that isnt* mutilation even it has though its forced on infants without medical necessity that causes permanent and irreversible damage nerve, tissue ,and functioning damage?
*well, ok, actually it is
A lot of amazing moments happened during the multi-month battle to protect family planning funding and providers from the out-of-control cuts in the 2011 federal budget. It felt like forever, but the campaign was actually only a couple of months! As we catch our breath and work to capture lessons learned, I’d like to share [...]
Sharkfu wrote a new blog post: Notes from a bitch…remembering the women of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. 2 years, 2 months ago · View
March is Women’s History Month and I think it fitting, given the current labor struggles going on across the United States, to remember the Triangle Factory fire. I first heard about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in a women’s history class I took my first year in college. My professor was discussing the intersection of [...]
In today’s western society, it is the male that faces discrimination, disparity and injustice in social, political, economic, and legal elements. Men face double standards, and are given very little resources to correct the problem. In fact, men are even ridiculed and called sexist for trying to point out the truth that modern day western feminism had gone too far.
Why is it acceptable for American women to be so shallow and hold such double standards? Circumcision reduces pleasure by 75%? the foreskin has 3x more nerve endings than the rest of the penis.And all the health benefit claims are false…I have constant pain and scarring, feel nothing from sex, and about 50% of the time I get an erection, my skin was cut so tightly it cuts and bleeds and is agony (and im 18!) and yet girls tell me foreskin is “gross”yet complain that boys ”expect” them to wear short skirts. Well, 4 hour old babies don’t have a choice.
Socially, stigmas and standards have heavy disparity against males. Usually, it’s girls using slut in a derogatory manner. Seriously, have you EVER heard two boys make the following conversation-“damn bro, shes hot” “shes a slut though” “damn, that sucks” ??? Men have standards to. If a man is unshaven and fat, he to will be called unattractive. Smaller men are likely to be physically harassed, and men are more likely to be criticized for pursuing “feminine” things, such as the arts. If women act “like men”, they become “tough girls.” If men act “like women”, they become pussys.
Women believe they can act violent towards men, because men I hate thinking about all the husbands around America who must be horribly abused. Men are often victims of domestic abuse, yet have far less options…sometimes even self defense isn’t even a legal option! Mothers that abuse children, initiate a divorce, and have drug problems STILL collect child support AND get the child in many cases.
Considering the policy on selective service, women’s suffrage becomes questionable. Easy to be pro-war when you have no chance of seeing combat
Should a 25 year old women really get to evacuate a ship before a 50 year old man with a bad knee?
Personally, I believe false rape accusations equal murder. If you go to jail for rape in the United States for rape, you are an automatic target for many prison gangs, some of which have doctrines that DEMAND killing of sex offenders.
Why do males pay more car insurance? What if girls had statistically higher accidents than boys? Would it be fair to charge them more? If you say yes for males but noto females, you CANNOT claim to support equality.
Very good list of information demonstrating the many injustices faced:
Female judge murders child and throws away Men’s rights:
More statistics: http://www.jtest28.com/discrimination.html
These kinds of stories really makes me angry at anyone who pulls the ”never hit a girl” card!
I’m now two weeks into my post-hysterectomy recovery. Hooray! My surgery went well. It wasn’t easy, but it went as well as could be expected given the size and location of my uterine fibroids. My surgical team was made up entirely of women and they kicked major ass! I won’t get into the gory details. [...]
Hi y’all! I’d like to apologize for my recent absence. I’ve been sick. Specifically, I’ve experienced some serious complications related to uterine fibroids. Last month my doctor informed me that she recommends a hysterectomy and, after a lot of tests (ouch!) followed by a second opinion, I came to the conclusion that she’s right. On [...]
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