Category Archives: Social Concerns

Alumna response to SU Administration handling of THE General Body

Dear Syracuse University Administration: Students are not inconveniences, they are your livelihood: start acting like it and respond accordingly. Take down the walls, both the literal one assembled this morning and the more figurative ones you believe exist between upper-level … Continue reading

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#YesAllWomen: Calling all allies

Calling on the male embodied allies to women’s equality to use their privileged status to have real conversations among fellow men (all) about why #YesAllWomen is the telling of real experiences and how #NotAllMen isn’t the point here*. How systemically … Continue reading

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How the American Dream is still hurting us

“You’ve got 3 million jobs right now that nobody wants,” Mike Rowe stated speaking with Bill Maher about the skills gap and hit upon some of the issues with our educational system. Rowe’s experience with Dirty Jobs has shown him that … Continue reading

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When you can count the bones…

It breaks my heart every time I recognize that someone is struggling with their self-image. Society/media is very hard on women and men and none of us can live up to the constructed and false expectations. I do think that … Continue reading

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Race in America: Part 2 of ?

Want to understand some of the outrage about the Zimmerman verdict a little better? Read the linked articles below – and read them with an open-mind and open-heart. Do not underestimate the *fact* that a teenager was shot and killed … Continue reading

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Dear USA: About that mid-life crisis

Dear USA: Happy 237th birthday. It has become apparent over the last several decades, particularly within the last two, that, at the hands of those in power, you were creeping upon a mid-life crisis. It seems that it is in … Continue reading

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Girls become women: Breaking social norms – how to do it

Read this: How to talk to little girls At younger and younger ages, girls are (overly) body conscious, so much so that they worry about getting fat at age three… yes, three. With so many unrealistic social messages about women’s … Continue reading

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The New Yorker, Bert, & Ernie: Man friends

“Hey, Bert. Want to talk about masculinity?” “Gee. Masculinity? What is masculinity, Ernie?” An upcoming issue of The New Yorker (pictured right) will feature Bert with his arm around Ernie, who is leaning into Bert while they watch a really old television … Continue reading

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Diamonds: Pulling the wool over love’s eyes

Last week I read an article that summarized all that is wrong with the diamond industry fairly well. Dhar wrote “Diamonds are a sham and it’s time we stop getting engaged with them,” for Business Insider, where the lack of … Continue reading

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One hand in my pocket…

and for many of our Congressional members, the other one seems to be thwarting the Legislative branch of government in the US. I will be very pleased when the day comes – if it ever does – when money does … Continue reading

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