by / on March 3, 2013 at 10:20 am / in Body, Culture, Dysfunctional family dynamics, Parenting, Psychology, Relationships, Sexuality, Society

This is my Story of Mother-Son Incest

Anonymous “This is my story of mother-son incest” via I was born into a religious family, into a family, though, with many problems. We were one thing on the outside and something else on the inside. Within the family, there was no peace. My father had turned to religion when he was eighteen but with little effect other than […]

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by / on January 5, 2013 at 10:55 am / in Body, Culture, Editorials, Education, Gender, Relationships, Religion, Society

Female Circumcision: Man Myths and Mutilation

The word circumcise is defined as ‘the cutting off of the prepuce or clitoris’.  This age-old practice of mutilating the genitals was originally thought to be a religious rite, but nothing could be further from the truth. The history of both male and female circumcision can be traced as far back as the early 1800’s. As myths and scant documentation […]

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by / on December 13, 2012 at 9:36 am / in Country, Culture, Current Events, Gender, Government, Politics, Prejudice, Rachel Hockett - Articles, Relationships, Society

The High-Court Test for Marriage Equality

On November 6, three more states joined the ranks of the enlightened by passing marriage equality. Now nine states (Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, and Washington) plus the District of Columbia are entitled to the moniker “equality state,” and deserve applause for riding the rainbow arc of the universe toward justice. This past Monday, the […]

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by / on December 10, 2012 at 12:06 am / in Culture, Current Events, Politics, Relationships, Women's issues

Is There Really Any Question about Choice?

We need to look at the heart-breaking, painful, or distressing circumstances behind many women’s choice for abortion in order to approach this topic with the integrity it deserves.

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by / on November 15, 2012 at 9:20 am / in Country, Culture, Current Events, Gender, Government, News, Prejudice, Rachel Hockett - Articles, Relationships, Sexuality, Society

A Watershed for Equality

watershed: 2: a crucial dividing point, line, or factor: turning point Last week I framed Election Day in terms of a makeover: Before—the run-up to November 6, characterized by dread and fear of a Romney win and the ensuing turning back the tide on pieces of progress too numerous to name that were enacted during Obama’s first term; and after—the […]

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by / on November 1, 2012 at 10:00 am / in Art, Book reviews, Dysfunctional family dynamics, Entertainment, Relationships, The Pen Prostitute, Uncategorized

The Bookie’s Daughter Free Kindle Ebook Downloads for 48 hours only

The child of two incredibly miss matched parents, Heather’s father was known as ‘Big Al’ – a towering force and mathematical genius who would become Jeannette’s local bookie and notorious for making a deal with the Federal Government.

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by / on October 31, 2012 at 11:42 am / in Body, Parenting, Relationships, Society, Women's issues

Why We Shouldn’t Overturn Roe v. Wade (yet): A Pro-lifer’s Point of View

I was never really good at picking sides. When my friends would argue and then ask me to weigh in, more often than not I told them I was on my side, not anyone else’s, and promptly invoked Switzerland status. The reasoning behind this is that I usually agreed with (or could at least concede to) parts of what each […]

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by / on October 26, 2012 at 12:25 pm / in Culture, Dysfunctional family dynamics, Media, Politics, Relationships, Society

To un-friend, or not to un-friend…is there really a question?

Do you just remove them from your social media life entirely, even if you still love and respect them in general?

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by / on October 25, 2012 at 10:25 am / in Country, Culture, Current Events, Fiction, Gender, Government, Politics, Rachel Hockett - Articles, Relationships, Sexuality, Society

A Cautionary Tale

This is a work of fiction–but not a fantasy–based on a possible outcome of the November 6 U.S. election.

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by / on October 18, 2012 at 11:57 am / in Country, Editorials, Gender, Government, Media, Politics, Prejudice, Rachel Hockett - Articles, Relationships, Sexuality, Society

“This Page Does Not Exist.”

Do you need help deciding which candidate is better for LGBT and marriage equality? Let me assist you. Click here: or here: I hope this little exercise convinces everyone who either is LGBT or who loves someone who is LGBT to vote Obama/Biden. When you click on the Romney link, this is what you see: In case you […]

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