I’d like to think that I’d know what to do in a given situation, that I have the confidence to fully act on my convictions like intervening when someone is being hurt, or how to avoid/ignore harassers. These are the situations I really don’t want to find myself in but Life is funny and one [...]
Originally posted on my bike blog.
Confession: Despite living right on the D.C.-Maryland border, I have yet to venture into the District by bicycle. Why? Because I’m freaked out about the idea of sharing long stretches of city roads with moving—and parked—cars, buses, people, etc. etc. etc. etc.
Putting brown paper bag over my head in shame now.
Cross posted from my bike blog
One thing I noticed when I started bicycling was the differing opinions regarding helmet use. Some people are staunch advocates for at-all-times helmet use and call for helmet laws, while others argue that so-called helmet laws are unnecessary and adults should be capable enough to weigh the [...]
Americans seem to be more conscious of obesity and related health issues, and more people are saying they want to lose weight, but the trends suggest we’re not getting any better at tackling the country’s weight problem.
My friend Christy J has expressed exhaustion of my sharing of Republicans’ many inane remarks about women’s bodies and our apparent lack of knowledge on how our bodies work; trying to redefine what rape is; using emotion-based fear to strip away the right to choice; and having no empathy what-so-ever on the psychotic and emotional effects these comments have on all women. At the risk of getting a tired and stern comment from her, I can’t let these remarks pass me by and not share them or make comment on them. I just can’t.
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