The rules of engagement – sexuality

The 2013 Guidelines for Coming Out. So, Jodie Foster came out. Or didn’t. It seems there is some idea of what coming out should look like, some wording that is necessary to meet a standard. Odd, the notoriously private Ms Foster, who made a speech that included a yearning plea for privacy’s necessity, is chided […]

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January 19th, 2013 by Romana Challans

I am a tea addict, but not in politics.

‘Tea Party’ to whip up a political storm | Australians should remember the initial burst of that similarly platformed One Nation (often called ‘One Notion’ by the sane among us), that  drove the then conservative government of John Howard to start the trend of freaking out about ‘boat people’ (Tampa and children overboard and […]

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December 16th, 2012 by Romana Challans

Diminshed memories

Let’s Talk About Kasandra Perkins for a Change. The man who abused her and killed her was a sports star, so she gets to be a bit player in her own death – a mere cipher to discuss him. It is not the same as he put her through – but it certainly is analogous. […]

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December 8th, 2012 by Romana Challans

A woman gets pregnant, we all get to judge?

We have a ridiculous set of rules, no, IMPOSSIBLE set of rules for women to follow. Of you are single and facing  pregnancy – slut (if due to rape, was it rape rape?). If married, oh what a blessing. Unless too soon after marriage. Or you have x other children, x being the number some […]

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December 5th, 2012 by Romana Challans

A world of women as chattel

In many cultures, women are property, chattel with no right or worth. Dowry must be paid to get rid of them. They only bring shame and dishonor – unless they do the only thing of validity for a woman and bear sons. Less valuable than animals if not suitably breeding, they can be raped, tortured […]

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December 3rd, 2012 by Romana Challans

Occasionally, a break from reality is necessary

For that, I have to read some press releases from North Korea. The one on glorious foundations of concrete being laid was a killer..News From KOREAN CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY of DPRK.

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December 1st, 2012 by Romana Challans

Top 10 Shocking Attacks from the GOP’s War on Women

Found this list in a comments section (on, on a thread where a Repub Senator advocates throwing acid in the faces of Dem women fighting for equal pay rights!) Now, as much as  would like to say, no, this is hyperbole – it isn’t. All these are verifiable. Dammit. 2012,and the GOP seems to […]

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June 2nd, 2012 by Romana Challans

The way, the light, the truth.

Yeah, i have posted it before. I will keep posting it.

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April 4th, 2012 by Romana Challans

Power, politics, fear…the poisoning of faith.

“Above all: give up power over others, because power, if it is to be effective, ultimately requires the threat of violence, and violence is incompatible with the total acceptance and love of all other human beings that is at the sacred heart of Jesus’ teaching. That’s why, in his final apolitical act, Jesus never defended […]

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April 2nd, 2012 by Romana Challans

The right to life – I have it.

The Way It Was | Mother Jones. This article has made me angry. So angry, i am going to open very far too fresh wounds. I don’t miscarry. Five times, the fetus died. Five times, this longed for child died before twenty weeks. Some early, two, very very late. Once I gave birth to a […]

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January 23rd, 2012 by Romana Challans