On “Real Women”

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lfinley
“I am an unreal woman, evidently. A fake, a fraud, an alien-woman of sorts. At least that’s what I keep hearing and reading. Because evidently, real women have “curves,” “back fat,” “bass,” and “booty.” Real women struggle to lose weight after childbirth. They have droopy bits and wrinkles, so I am told.

I am 42 years old. I am 5’10 and weigh 110 pounds. I do not have an eating disorder, I am just naturally tall and thin, I eat generally healthy foods, and I am a lifelong runner who paid for most of my college by competing in Division 1 track and cross country. I lost all the weight I gained with my healthy (7.1 pounds, 20 inch) baby within one week of delivery. According to popular culture, this makes me not “real” at best, and, if you listen to popular music, it might make me a “silicone Barbie doll” or a “skinny bitch.””

Author: Laura Finley
Published in: Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/109212, The Battle Creek Enquirer http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/story/opinion/columnists/2015/03/23/laura-finley-women-real-just/70351712/, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/03/25/real-women/, The sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2015/03/25/not-actually-real-32515/
Date: March 21,23,25,2015

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Great Speech in Selma, Mr. President!

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Winslow Myers
“Very stirring and eloquent words at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Mr. President, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery march.

“What they did here will reverberate through the ages. Not because the change they won was preordained; not because their victory was complete; but because they proved that nonviolent change is possible, that love and hope can conquer hate.””

Author: Winslow Myers
Published in: Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/03/15/great-speech-selma-mr-president/, Winslow Myers Blog http://winslowmyersopeds.blogspot.com/2015/03/great-speech-in-selma-mr-president.html, Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/108672, SoutCoast Today http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20150319/OPINION/150319391/101230/NEWS0301, The Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/great_speech_in_selma_mr._president/, The Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2015/03/17/stirring-eloquent-words-31815/
Date: March 9,14,15,17,19,2015

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Questioning the Second Amendment

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KennethRoberts
“I have a few questions for those who, including some members of the Supreme Court, honestly believe that the Second Amendment was written (10 years after the end of the Revolutionary War) to give the people the right to own and carry guns in our neighborhoods, at public events, and in public places.”

Author: Kenneth Roberts
Published in: Truth Out http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/29673-questioning-the-second-amendment, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/03/15/questioning-second-amendment/, The Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/site/questioning_the_second_amendment/, Grassroots Press http://www.grass-roots-press.com/2015/03/16/questioning-the-second-amendment/
Date: March 15,16,18,2015

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Iran and the Memory Hole

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Arnold Oliver
“Although Israeli Prime Minister Netenyahu in his speech to Congress painted Iran as a threat to peace, he left out important details concerning the relationship between Iran and the West. There is considerably more to the story.”

Author: Arnold J. Oliver
Published in: Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/03/08/israeli-prime-minister-netenyahu-iran-memory-hole/, Battle Creek Enquirer http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/story/opinion/columnists/2015/03/06/arnold-oliver-iran-memory-hole/24497259/, Informed Comment http://www.juancole.com/2015/03/americas-memory-hole.html, South Coast Today http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20150308/OPINION/150309531/-1/RSS777?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+neediest-families-fund+%28New+Bedford+Neediest+Families+Fund%29, Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/03/06/iran-and-the-memory-hole/, Herald Independent http://www.heraldindependent.com/news/editorial/152260567/Iran-and-the-Memory-Hole, Truth Out http://truth-out.org/speakout/item/29536-iran-and-the-memory-hole, The Times of Earth http://www.timesofearth.com/features-views-analysis/iran-and-the-memory-hole.html
Date: March 6,7,8,9,10,2015

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Servant Leaders vs. Empty Suits

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Winslow Myers
“In a normal world, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of the U.S. Congress would have been roundly mocked by the audience for its hypocritical fear mongering. In a normal world, 70 years beyond Hiroshima, major powers would have long since acceded to the wishes of their constituents and established far more extensive arms reduction treaties. In a normal world, there would be a single, not a double, standard challenging the undiluted evil of nuclear weapons, no matter who possesses them. That single standard would underpin not only a regional but also a planet-wide effort at nuclear disarmament. And in a normal world, a foreign leader would not have been handed the most prestigious possible venue to undermine delicate, complex negotiations merely to allow him to score political points in two countries simultaneously.”

Author: Winslow Myers
Published in: Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/03/05/prime-minister-netanyahu-servant-leaders-vs-empty-suits/, Truth Out http://truth-out.org/speakout/item/29492-servant-leaders-vs-empty-suits, The Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/site/servant_leaders_vs._empty_suits/, The Portland Alliance http://www.theportlandalliance.org/myers/, Herald Independent http://www.heraldindependent.com/news/editorial/152260494/Servant-Leaders-vs.-Empty-Suits, Grassroots Press http://www.grass-roots-press.com/2015/03/09/servant-leaders-vs-empty-suits/
Date: March 5,6,8,9,10,2015

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