Posts Tagged: resistance

Enough of This

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by Jennifer Karchmer I was invited to write a blog post that explored the theme of “Resist.” Is it fitting that I resisted sitting down to write the post, or is that irony at its best? I have always had trouble meeting deadlines (shh, don’t tell my editor). But what exactly have I been resisting, […]

Resisting in Spain

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by Karuna Tzadi Arnold Helena and Karuna age eleven, played soccer with the boys in their school. But the boys would not let other girls play, as they did not think they were good enough. The girls complained to their teacher Esther and she decided to have a debate in class. “Today we are going to […]

The Beauty of the Hermaphroditic Snail

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by Betty Scott Surrounded by political rancor, I found myself wishing Superman would swoop in and solve global chaos. Instead I read up on Gastropods and Mollusks. One night I dreamt about … oh Hail to the Chief … Super Snail!   Snails weigh mere grams. An average adult male moves one millimeter per second. […]

When a Word Goes to War

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by Jean Waight Remember the so-called War on Christmas—just another snit by Fox News, right? In the wake of last year’s presidential election results, we—secular and religious progressives, liberals, centrists, and presumably, a good many conservatives—have looked far and wide, and at ourselves, to explain the election. But I think we would do well to […]

Nevertheless, She Persisted

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by Sara Stamey “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted,” Mitch McConnell said after invoking an obscure, antiquated rule to silence Elizabeth Warren on the Senate floor. “Bullshit!” I responded when I heard what he’d done. I was angry, and taking it personally. Then I asked myself why, and realized that […]