On kickstarter, rape guidebooks and why women are not a game

Dear Kickstarter (warning triggers) by G.L. Morrison (Notes) on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 10:24pm   Today some artists I admire pulled their CD from the crowd-source funding site Kickstarter as a form of protest against a vile project also using the site. S. Bear Bergman, the trans activist/writer had this as his status FB message: “Hey Kickstarter, … More On kickstarter, rape guidebooks and why women are not a game

Wow! Anti-gay, Racist Oregon Bakery takes the cake

Owner of “Sweet Cakes by Melissa” Bakery, Aaron Klein, admits that he refused to complete the order for a wedding cake when he found out the nuptials included two brides. He denies that quoted scripture at the couple and referred to the rebuffed customers as “abominations”. His credibility may be shot by his own vitriolic … More Wow! Anti-gay, Racist Oregon Bakery takes the cake

Grief and Poetry: I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.

I know.  But I do not approve.  And I am not resigned. –Edna St. Vincent Millay I was struck by the recent* school shooting to create an archive of occasional poems because the occasion of unfathomable collective grief is as predictable an event these days as any national holiday. I wanted to write poetry about … More Grief and Poetry: I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.

Mary Anne Mohanraj poem: Four Days After the Shooting

Four Days After the Shooting By Mary Anne Mohanraj I dropped off my son at preschool yesterday, drove by a school playground, the children lining up in messy rows. I started to cry, again. Wiped my tears and went on to shop for holiday gifts, spending more, perhaps, on our children than I’d planned. They … More Mary Anne Mohanraj poem: Four Days After the Shooting