The new book Love Notes From Humanity: The Lust, Love & Loss Collection from the website I write for, Feminine Collective, is now available on Amazon.com and I am honored and pleased to say I have a number of poems in this fantastic anthology – “Morning Glory “, “Promises in the Dark “, “The Revealing”, “Why Men Secretly Fear Women “, “Dreams” and “Guilty Pleasures”.
these are the times that try men’s souls indeed
I tell myself just keep calm and breathe and resist, resist, resist …
( for the rest of the poem please visit the link below)
This is a harrowing piece from New York Times columnist Roger Cohen in which he asserts that during the tenure of the Trump administration, Americans will have to literally fight for their civilization and for the literal right to ask why. I agree with him 100 %. Fight on brothers and sisters, fight on.
His last three paragraphs say it all :
Trump’s outrageous claims have a purpose: to destroy rational thought. When Primo Levi arrived at Auschwitz he reached, in his thirst, for an icicle outside his window but a guard snatched it away. “Warum?” Levi asked (why?). To which the guard responded, “Hier ist kein warum” (here there is no why).
As the great historian Fritz Stern observed, “This denial of ‘why’ was the authentic expression of all totalitarianism, revealing its deepest meaning, a negation of Western civilization.”
Americans are going to have to fight for their civilization and the right to ask why against the banal belligerence of Trump.
This is a searing and brilliant piece from writer Kevin Baker about some of the after effects of America electing Donald Trump as their president. My favorite passage, in which refers directly to his election, are these words:
Today’s passive, unhappy Americans sat on their couches and chose a strutting TV clown to save us.
What they have done is a desecration, a foolish and vindictive act of vandalism, by which they betrayed all the best and most valiant labors of our ancestors. We don’t want to accept this, because we cannot accept that the people, at least in the long run of things, can be wrong in our American democracy. But they can be wrong, just like any people, anywhere. And until we do accept this abject failure of both our system and ourselves, there is no hope for our redemption.
Wonderful post from the blog Damsel In Dispute about the Women’s March on Washington and the need for more men to get involved with the cause of feminism.
Seeing even only a handful of men in the crowds at the Women’s March in Washington DC and worldwide has given me so much hope for mankind. Yes, some have said that the Women’s March didn’t need the attendance of men, and some have gone as far as to say men shouldn’t have been in attendance at all. But I say the fact that there were more than one or two men worldwide who decided to march for the opposite gender is a victory for feminist fighters everywhere. Emma Watson, feminist, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, and founder of HeForShe, who was in attendance at the March in DC, would agree with me.
To those who haven’t heard of HeForShe, it’s a campaign that Emma Watson initiated in 2014, which addresses…
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Instructive piece from New York Times columnist Frank Bruni on how to fight back against Donald Trump. My favorite passage :
If Trump’s presidency mirrors its dangerous prelude, one of the fundamental challenges will be to respond to him, his abettors and his agenda in the most tactically prudent way and not just the most emotionally satisfying one. To rant less and organize more. To resist taunts and stick with facts. To answer invective with intelligence.
And to show, in the process, that there are two very different sets of values here, manifest in two very distinct modes of discourse. If that doesn’t happen, Trump may be victorious in more than setting newly coarse terms for our political debate. He may indeed win on many fronts, over many years.