Top Tips For Women Applying To College

Via Christy B

When Women Inspire

It’s no secret that getting into the best colleges in the U.S. is incredibly hard for all applicants, but if you’re a woman, it’s a lot harder than it should be. There is a fairly wide gap between acceptance rates for men and women in a lot of schools but it is particularly bad when it comes to the schools at the top of the leaderboard. What you might not realize is that the reason for this is because a large number of schools do not have to abide by discrimination laws. A public school that receives state funding has to follow laws that make it illegal to discriminate by gender. However, the elite schools that are not state-funded do not have to follow these rules; they are exempt from Title IX’s ban on sex discrimination. That means it is perfectly legal for them to discriminate against you because you’re…

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Human Rights: We are Human

I’m depressed this weekend and I don’t think I’m alone.

I feel overwhelmed by life in the United States.

How sad to watch intelligent people defend the rise of cruelty, lies, and chaos.

Trumpism plays havoc with my DID because this is the abusive world of my childhood: the racist bullies with swastikas and white robes; homophobes who murdered gay  men with impunity.

The 1960’s was a time when it seemed the only lives that mattered were the lives of straight white men but we did have a government that imposed  the rule of law; we did have a government the people could petition for change.

The Trump Administration at war with Americans who value human rights and the rule of law.

His cult members no longer recognize their fellow citizens human.

The United States has a sickness and it’s destroying our lives.

How sad to progress this far only to come back to life as a  dehumanized target in fear for his life.

We are human.

After all these years, why does this still need to be said?

(c) Rob Goldstein 2017 All Rights Reserved

Inherit their voice

from the Feathered Sleep

TheFeatheredSleep

2012610_1809dSat facing away from the sun

an old man wipes years from his eyes

drawn over with cataract like milky bath water

he strains to see the outline of motion

where are all the old men? He thinks

once so barrel chested and neatly trimmed

with mustaches and shiny hair like Cover Girl teens

where are all the eighties queers who painted beaches

with tight abs and tiny shorts in tropical shades?

now half empty, the beach longs for color

only rotund women with bristly chins

unkempt hair chopped without thought

some with children or children’s children

placing sensible shades and thick UV factor 50

on slow-moving parts of themselves

in previous years you could

reach out and paint a rainbow

in their courage of being twenty

though lesbians and gay men do not

always a palate make

such contrasts in their expression

these women without restraint

mopping the brows…

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