Happy Earth Day. Ever wondered what humanity looked like when God was considered a female? Most of us know the original religions centered around female divinity with egalitarian societies, but we don’t know very much. This documentary “Goddess Remembered” provides a little bit more info. Relaxed and low key, the film features Merlin Stone, author of “When God Was a Woman,” and many other scholars and influential figures, who make a connection between the loss of female divinity with environmental crises.
This young activist is on point
While Trump and his administration have been busy distracting us away from important issues, here is what has been happening behind the scenes. Over 2,000 new bills have been introduced. Here’s a video summary of just 8 of them. Not mentioned in the video is Trump’s intention to gut meals on wheels, a service that provides meals to the elderly who may not get another meal that day. Meanwhile, the proposed budget for the military is going up.
Click the video below.
Also, of interesting note: (Look at the picture below from the video.) I’ve known anti-choice individuals are confused about how reproduction works, but…. really? Setting aside that people who are anti-choice seem to think abortion means killing a full grown baby, instead of what it is which is preventing the further growth of cells, does this person think babies grow in a woman’s behind? Or was this person, who made this sign so squeamish about women’s bodies they decided to provide an angle less uncomfortable for them? Looks like being squeamish, (or just plain wrong about how reproduction works) hasn’t stopped this person from loudly voicing their opinion about other peoples bodies. Wow, really? But… well… just butt.
Justin Trudeau, Canada’s Feminist Prime Minister, is a wonderful leader to have in the world. He actively encourages other men to be outspoken proponents of women’s equality too. This is one of my favorite clips and it’s been making waves on the internet for over a year. Perhaps you’ve already seen it?
H.R 899 is a bill which seeks to terminate the Department of Education. No Joke. Click on the links above for more info.
And H.R. 610 is a bill that would effectively start the school voucher system to be used by children ages 5-17, and start the defunding process of public schools. It would also get rid of the Nutritional Act of 2012 (No Hungry Kids Act) which provides nutritional standards in school breakfast and lunch.
…And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We’ve got to call our representatives and tell them to vote NO on these bills.
As a teacher, I’m heart broken and astonished we’re even close to such actions becoming reality. Every single person, young and old, benefits from education. How have we gotten so far away from this idea? Education is fundamental.