Letters from the Left

The tarnished tiara

by leslieboyd
Today is my 65th birthday. It would have been my son’s 43rd. This is the 10th birthday I have celebrated without him. I thought about that as I ...

I was the victim, not the perpetrator.

by leslieboyd
    I was 3 the first time I was violated. I don’t remember a time when my body was mine. From that first violation until I was almost...

It's not as though Harvey is the first perpetrator we've heard about

by leslieboyd
  Harvey Weinstein is nothing more than a symptom. People are shocked, shocked, I tell you, that he got away with harassing and attacking women f...

While you were distracted, 9 million children lost access to health care

by leslieboyd
It’s not enough that I lost a son to lack of access to health care. It’s not enough that my only surviving child has no insurance. Now the...

An unjust system treats people arbitrarily

by leslieboyd
  I have learned first-hand how arbitrary and cruel our “justice” system can be. Thirty-one of us were arrested July 25 for disruptin...

Playing the 'Dead Kid Card'

by leslieboyd
The entire time my son was sick — just over three years — he played the Cancer Card. If we asked him to do something, he whined, “Bu...

Momma

The murderer-in-chief just signed what could be your death warrant

by leslieboyd
Ever since he took office, the current occupant of the White House has been looking for ways to kill access to health care for tens of millions of Ame...

They're not done trying to steal our health care

by leslieboyd
  Everyone seems in a celebratory mood this morning. Stop it. Stop it now. Mitch McConnell announced the latest version of Trumpcare is dead, and...

It's All Fun & Games Until Someone Loses An Eye: How Trump Won the GOP Nomination

by Heidi Haines, aka Perry MacNeil
Well, someone has finally lost an eye. The GOP thought fooling around with that sharp stick, well, a bundle of sharp sticks, would be fun, that Trump ...

For Women's Equality Day, let's defend women's health

by leslie boyd
Today marks the 95th anniversary of woman suffrage. That’s a big deal to me. My grandmother was the last generation of women who were denied the...

Women's lives just got more difficult

by leslie boyd
It appears we’re living under Scalia Law. In the last week, the Supreme Court has ruled against women’s health and privacy in two shocking...

"Are You Listening, Mr. President?" My Open Letter re: Today's Economic Speech

by Heidi Haines, aka Perry MacNeil
Greetings, my fellow Politicos! I am sharing my letter to President Obama with you today. While his speech was heartening, I found little to truly hel...

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    • The tarnished tiara
      Today is my 65th birthday. It would have been my son’s 43rd. This is the 10th birthday I have celebrated without him. I thought about that as I lay in bed at 8:30 this morning, the time he entered the world 43 years ago. He enriched not just my life, but the lives of pretty […]
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          I was 3 the first time I was violated. I don’t remember a time when my body was mine. From that first violation until I was almost 12 and I finally told him to stop, my abuser owned my body. I remember the hush money. I can still see my chubby little fingers […]
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        Harvey Weinstein is nothing more than a symptom. People are shocked, shocked, I tell you, that he got away with harassing and attacking women for so long, but I don’t think I know a woman in any job that hasn’t been harassed, assaulted or discriminated against because she won’t put out, because some man […]
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