Social Issues (18)

My Japanese Internment Camp Visit

Friday, July 31st, 2015


I recently learned that PBS received a grant to film and preserve several American Japanese internment camps used during WWII. This announcement sparked my interest, not only as a history buff, but also because I knew many of the camps …

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Words I Hold Dear

Saturday, March 28th, 2015


During my last trip to NYC I visited the Morgan Library for the first time. As luck would have it, they were featuring an exhibit on Abraham Lincoln, complete with the original Emancipation Proclamation. I was thrilled to be able …

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Thoughts on Impermanence

Friday, January 9th, 2015

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMy friend David just gave me a book about his art installation called Impermanence: Embracing Change. The art installation, a celebration of the Dalai Lama’s work, focused on the idea of impermanence as a central Buddhist concept and as a …

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Sexism’s Staying Power

Friday, September 12th, 2014

A week ago, I received a Facebook update from a friend that stated “I just used my boobs to get out of a speeding ticket.” The update irritated me, especially because it was posted from a friend that works at …

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Leaning In or Bending Over Backwards?

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

I’m not alone in disliking Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In. I’ve had many conversations with friends—all professional women—both online and in person about her myopic view of women working in the corporate world.

I think Sandberg’s view that women …

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Backlash over BanBossy

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Wow, women in the blogosphere are sure heated about the recently launched BanBossy campaign. The campaign, started by LeanIn founder Sheryl Sandberg, has high-profile supporters including Beyoncé, Michelle Obama, Jennifer Garner, Jane Lynch, Condoleezza Rice and the Girls Scouts. …

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Sanctuaries vs. Starvation

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

exposing the truth photoWhen I was last in San Francisco a visiting friend asked me why there were so many homeless in the city. I told her it was a “sanctuary city” – meaning that city officials are not permitted to assist immigration …

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Rape-resistant Panties? Nooo!

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Anti-rape underwearDo not think for a second that this is a good idea. “Rape-resistant” panties is a dangerous idea that perpetuates the stereotypes of why women are raped.

First, it plays into the erroneous idea that woman are raped because they …

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First Woman to Solo Antarctica

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

Earlier this year, Felicity Aston became the first woman to complete a solo trans-Antarctica crossing. I think this is unbelievably cool!

Aston is known as a world-class arctic explorer, having led a team to the South Pole, raced across Arctic …

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Turkey’s Kurdish “Problem”

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

I first heard about Turkey’s “Kurdish problem” from my friend Julien, who mentioned it to me when I asked him about Turkey’s greatest challenge. In turn, I mentioned this to my friend Mehmed (who is Kurdish, although I didn’t know …

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