Tag: Vicki Childs

The Opinionated Bitch – Teach Your Children Well

One week ago, within minutes of the verdict in Steubenville, I posted my weekly column.  I gave the Reader’s Digest version of events, spoke about why it happened and then talked about the Rape Culture that has taken this country by storm.  And by Rape Culture, I’m talking about the rape apologists who think the perpetrators of the crime were “children”, their little brains weren’t fully developed, thereby absolving them of the responsibility of their crimes, and those who would heap blame upon the parents of the victim for permitting her out of their sight and upon the girl...

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The Opinionated Bitch – On Hope For the Future

Before I say anything else, I’d like to share a video with you that was sent to me by a fan.  Thank you, Marti – it was a gift. I had a few teary-eyed moments after watching this when I couldn’t say anything at all.  You might want to mark that down on your calendars for prosperity. I was left speechless, because I was simultaneously consumed with a feeling of love and acceptance and ultimately, hope for the future.  A lot of my rants have been directed at the Christian Right who feel that religion and politics are a...

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The Opinionated Bitch – On My Towanda Moment

One of my favorite movies of all-time is “Fried Green Tomatoes”.  It tells the tale of a timid and unhappy Birmingham housewife back in the 80’s befriending an elderly woman in a nursing home who regales stories of her childhood in a tiny Alabama crossroads in the era between WWI and WWII.  Evelyn Couch, the housewife, played by Kathy Bates, becomes enthralled with the masterful storytelling of the elderly Ninny Threadgood, played by the late Jessica Tandy.  She finds strength in the central character of Ninny’s tales, “Idgie Threadgood”, who was to become Ninny’s sister-in-law.  Evelyn finds strength and...

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The Opinionated Bitch – On The World of Anonymous Bullies

I spend a lot of time talking about the subtext of this election season and equal time attempting to lovingly defend my position.  I say lovingly, because I try not to get down in the mud with the worst of them, but so help me… sometimes, it’s difficult. For more than four years, we’ve dealt with the “Birthers” and the “Truthers” and the “Otherers” (“Otherers” is my personal term for those who paint the Barack Obama as a Secret Kenyan Muslim, i.e., the Tea Party) and it’s exhausting.  No amount of proof or statistics or documents will convince a...

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This Week on BROADSIDED – Vice Presidential Candidate Judge Jim Gray

It’s not often small programs like ours are able to snag a guest like this one, but this week on BROADSIDED, we will be joined by Judge Jim Gray who is the Vice-Presidential Candidate for the Libertarian Party with his running mate, Gary Johnson, former Governor of New Mexico.  Governor Johnson and Judge Gray will be on the ballot in all 50 states and today, they are fighting to get into the debates. Raised in the Los Angeles area, Jim Gray’s father, William P Gray, was a Judge on the U.S. District Court. After earning his undergraduate degree from...

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