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It’s such a brazen word, such a mouthful. Justice demands you to take it wholly inside yourself and grapple with it. It doesn’t get sidelined in a second or forgotten by the time it has been said, like peace or hope. It’s a heavy word, it doesn’t sit easy when uttered by one pair of lips and it needs more to join in. It doesn’t ask you whether you will be able to shout it. It has as much sway even when whispered.
Justice is such a brazen word, so much so the ones, who first decry it, are the last ones it reaches.



Because we’re Women


Words by Joyce Stevens© 1975

Because women’s work is never done and is underpaid or unpaid or boring or repetitious
and we’re the first to get the sack
and what we look like is more important than what we do
and if we get raped it’s our fault
and if we get bashed we must have provoked it
and if we raise our voices we’re nagging bitches
and if we enjoy sex we’re nymphos
and if we don’t we’re frigid
and if we love women it’s because we can’t get a ‘real’ man
and if we ask our doctor too many questions we’re neurotic and pushy
and if we expect community care for children we’re selfish
and if we stand up for our rights we’re aggressive and ‘unfeminine’
and if we don’t we’re typical weak females
and if we want to get married we’re out to trap a man
and if we don’t we’re unnatural
and because we still can’t get an adequate safe contraceptive but men can walk on the moon
and if we can’t cope or don’t want a pregnancy we’re made to feel guilty about abortion
and ….. for lots and lots of other reasons we are part of the women’s liberation movement.


3 Quote Challenge-Day 3


IamrealJazz has challenge me to the 3 day quote challenge.

The rules
Post a quote a day, for three consecutive days
Pass the challenge on to three new bloggers each day.

My third quote:

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” Nelson Mandela


I nominate:


Persia Karema




What is the fascination with celebrities?  What is the obsession?  Other than making more money than they should, I see no reason why we should even care what celebrities do.  In fact, that is the main focus point of this blog.

Day after day, and hour after hour, we are force fed the insignificant facts and rumors about celebrities.  Who they are dating, who they are not dating.  I find no reason why I should even care if some has been celebrity is now married to some slacker loser who can’t even get a job. Where are the pictures of the homeless, the hungry family, and the mother selling her soul for food for her kids?


But they are famous you say.  Who the hell cares?  If an actor or actress makes a good movie, then good for them.  They are just regurgitating lines written by someone else, under the direction of someone else.  If a singer makes a hit song, chances are someone else wrote it.  If the singer did write the song, then everyone has to analyze it and imprint their own views as to why the song was written when chances are we may never know.

Celebrities are OVER paid.  Military soldiers who live and die for us everyday get paid far less then they deserve.  Police Officers and Fireman are also underpaid for what they do.  Yet, we sit idly by while a Celebrity can make millions for under one year of work.  I understand that Celebrity Athletes can have careers that last for less than ten years and that they need to make their money quick or they might not make it at all, however, millions a year.

We have been told time after time that we have to pay so much for DVD’s and CD’s because everyone involved in making the movie or song has to be paid.  I may not be the most intelligent person in the world, but what would happen if instead of paying the lead actor, actress, artist or athlete millions upon millions for one project, you cut their pay to under one million.  Then the extra money could be spread out to the other people involved in the project.  The savings could be passed onto the consumer who may then buy more quantities of various products.

I am not suggesting a Communist state where everyone gets paid equally I only suggest that people get paid what they are actually worth.  NO person is worth more than a million or more a year.  Get real.  If the actor is good, hire him again, if not hire someone else.  There are thousands of out of work actors and actresses that would love to have a chance to make it big.  Celebrities are people, nothing more and nothing less.