Sunday, August 1, 2021

McCarthy: Joke to Use Violence Against Women

In hierarchies, violence has always been a primary means to control lower groups.

Republican leader Kevin McCarthy is a perfect example of how hierarchical men view violence against women: as an option and a joke. 

He joked at a Saturday night event that it "will be hard not to hit" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with the speaker's gavel if Republicans take control of the chamber in the 2022 midterms and he becomes speaker.

We all can surmise that he would not have said that if Nancy Pelosi were a male. 

Nez Perce Return to Homelands

On Thursday, more than 150 Nez Perce (Niimiipuu) people returned and blessed part of their homeland, a hundred years after the U.S Army drove them from the Wallowa Valley in eastern Oregon. 

In direct violation of the 1855 Treaty of Walla Walla, the Nez Perce in 1877 were forced from their 7.5 million-acre homeland to a 750,000-acre reservation in Idaho.

The Nez Perce tribe purchased a 148-acre property in Joseph, known as Am'sáaxpa, or Place of Boulders, in December but could not formally perform a blessing ceremony until Thursday due to COVID-19 concerns. 

Surrounded by the Wallowa Mountains, the property rights include the house near Airport Road built in 1884, barns, grassland and Wallowa River frontage where the Nez Perce would camp and catch sockeye salmon. 

It also includes the ridge where Chief Joseph once held council.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Wonderful Cartoon


Norwegian Women Do Not Follow Beach Handball Bikini Rules That Men Don't Have

See anything sexist about this picture of the Norwegian men's and women's beach handball teams?

So do other people. The bikinis are required for women and not men. Each member of the Norwegian team was fined for not wearing them this year in the European championships. 

Instead, this is what they wore:

Thursday, July 1, 2021

US Took Native Children from Their Families Too, Remains of Ten Returning to Families


The remains of 10 Native American and Alaska Native children who died more than 100 years ago while attending Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania are scheduled to be returned home to their communities in Alaska and South Dakota.

Above is a picture of the student body of Carlisle Indian Industrial School in 1885.

IKEA Creates Couches Inspired by LGBTQ+ Flags

Couches or "love seats" have been designed by IKEA with inspired by several LGBTQ+ flags. In their video, they also invited people who identify with the groups represented by the flags to share their stories on the love seats.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Staley and VanDerVeer Ask Congress to Investigate NCAA

South Carolina's Dawn Staley and Stanford's Tara VanDerveer on Tuesday called for Congressional involvement regarding the NCAA's treatment of its tournaments for women's sports, including basketball, in the wake of allegations of gender inequity.

"The NCAA tournament is the tip of the discrimination iceberg. Through lack of vision and pure sexism, women's basketball has been systematically held back. Our players and coaches have been harmed. After 49 years of Title IX, we still have work to do," said VanDerveer.