• Activism,  Well-Tempered Bards

    We Should Be Free

    It’s not about you, It’s not about me, It’s not about who you think I should be. Because it’s about you And it’s about me, It’s all about how we should be free.   Because it’s about her And it’s about him, It’s about being happy with the color you’re living in. It’s not about hate, It’s not about sin, It’s about being able to love the one you’re with.   And it’s about standing Up for what’s right, Raising your voice to join in the fight To be who you are To see past judgmental eyes And love the broken and bruised and comfort their cries.   Because it’s…

  • Writing

    Gender Equality And Pen Names…Seriously?

    As I was having dinner last night I read something that made me do a double take. In most of our fast food places we have this little circular called Coffee News. It has these small blurbs of trivia and jokes and short posts about random facts and things. The one that caught my eye and caused a serious discussion with Big Son was about how J.K. Rowling’s publisher used her intials instead of her name (Joanne) so that the book would attract young male readers. It made me stop and ask Big Son if gender makes a difference in the books he reads as he was and is a…

  • Uncategorized

    RE: Feminism and Gender Equality

    On Sunday, my friend CJ wrote on her blog about gender equality and the He For She Movement. (Click on those to be taken to the relative links.)This was in response to Emma Watson’s speech for the movement at the UN. I wanted to respond immediately but was unable to because I have been down and out with some sinus bug that seemed to act like the flu. I’m good now, thank you, and ready to write the post I have been wanting to write since reading CJ’s. This is actually an issue I have felt strongly about since my teens. I was and am a feminist, and I am…