~ Uncensored ~
The Blog: Uncensored is about issues of the day – Civil Rights, immigration, sexual assault, war, and other topics that have been historically important and continue to be relevant today.
Challenge for super-athlete-mountaineers: Free Solo Climb of El Capitan, Yosemite National Park. Photo by, and with thanks to, Mike Murphy Ready to dream big? Imagine stepping your full weight into invisible toeholds on a granite face when the nearest...read more
Without an FBI investigation and lie detector tests, how can the Senate give Brett Kavanaugh a legitimate stamp of approval for the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS)?read more
Taking immigrant kids from parents is part of larger campaign, a war on immigrants.read more
Each year, Memorial Day reminds us how truly fortunate we’ve been – we’ve always come home from our foreign travel. Many Americans have not – hundreds of thousands of them died overseas in American wars.read more
The stage play and film “South Pacific” is a production with a message and music to remember, from “Some Enchanted Evening” to “You’ve Got to be Carefully Taught.”read more
Women’s equality has come a long way in the past half-century, as evidenced by the greater access to educational and employment opportunities that used to be reserved for men, and relaxing of strict codes that “governed” women’s apparel and salary schedules.read more
They’re calling this girl Jane Doe. That’s not her name. She’s from Central America, so let’s call her Juanita. She’s 17. She came to the U.S. illegally. By herself. The feds caught her, and now she’s imprisoned in a federally-funded “shelter” for refugee children somewhere in Texas. Now what?read more
Reports of exual offenses are going around like the plague. Powerful men are falling left and right. Other men may be asking where we’ll draw the line, wondering how they will respond if they wind up in trouble for an offense committed years ago. Ann explores what she would say to her predator – if he were alive today – and to his institution. Then she concludes by calling for a Peace and Reconciliation Movement.read more
It was bound to happen: Someone I hold in high regard would get caught up in the sexual misconduct feeding frenzy of #MeToo. It pulled me up short. Should everyone be judged by the same standards – or are criminal, immoral, and raunchy really different from one another? How do we judge?read more
# YouToo. Let’s join forces to stop sexual assault. It’s too pervasive to vanquish alone.
Sexual assault, or any form of sexual misconduct, casts a long shadow. What can we do, as women? Embrace Zero Tolerance. Refuse to be bamboozled. Be prepared to make a scene: Scream. Kick. Bite. Punch. Slap. Call the police. Take photos of proffered porn and exposed body parts. Record trash talk. Always, ALWAYS document every detail. What can supportive by-standers do? Tell these predators that real men don’t assault women, or brag that they do. Sexual assault is not a spectator sport.
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