“The Far Right and Far Left Agree on One Thing: Women Don’t Count”

Over the holiday I saw an opinion column in the New York Times that I linked to my Facebook page. I decided to post it here are as well. I prefaced the link with this introduction: This is a good read. I appreciate Pamela Paul's respectful and balanced approach to an often contentious issue, important … Continue reading “The Far Right and Far Left Agree on One Thing: Women Don’t Count”

My Initial Quick Impression of New FINA Rules for Trans Women in Swimming Competition

I've stated perviously in my blogs that I think reasonable criteria are essential to guide and set parameters for transgender participation in girls' and women's athletics. I oppose all prohibitions barring transgender people entirely from sports competition — the new cause célèbre among rightwing legislators — but I also oppose total inclusion without any guidelines … Continue reading My Initial Quick Impression of New FINA Rules for Trans Women in Swimming Competition

My Conflicted Position on Guns

I’ve been thinking a lot about guns lately. We saw shoppers gunned down at Tops in Buffalo last month followed by those 19 elementary school children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas. This past Memorial Day weekend there were at least 15 other mass shootings around the country killing 9 and wounding over 170. Then … Continue reading My Conflicted Position on Guns

Bill Maher’s Anti-LGBTQ+ Rant

Bill Maher is always offensive yet sometimes funny in spite of himself. I don't watch him. He exudes a haughty arrogance that grows tiresome very quickly. But I've seen several articles about one of his latest diatribes and so I had to check it out. In the May 20th installment of Real Time with Bill … Continue reading Bill Maher’s Anti-LGBTQ+ Rant

Deja Vu All Over Again: The New Wave of Anti-LGBTQ+ Attacks

I'm happy to have gained quite a few new subscribers here lately — Welcome! — but this "Facebook Sidebar" is not my main blog. For those interested I thought I'd post a cross-reference here to the latest essay on my Just Sayin' Now blog: Deja Vu All Over Again: The New Wave of Anti-LGBTQ+ Attacks. … Continue reading Deja Vu All Over Again: The New Wave of Anti-LGBTQ+ Attacks