Author Archives: nonsequiteuse

Licenses for Sidewalk Counselors

McCullen v. Coakley got me thinking. Justice Scalia is intent on calling the people who stand outside offering their opinions to strangers entering clinics counselors, not protesters. The plaintiff in the case, Eleanor McCullen, claims she’s just a mother and … Continue reading

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The Bathroom Menace & Other Lies About Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance

Steven Hotze, M.D., recently published these outright lies about the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance: Mayor Parker’s ordinance would include minority status for the so called “transgendered,” allowing a biological male to legally enter women’s public bathrooms, locker rooms and shower areas … Continue reading

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Walking, Alone, as a Woman

Friday nights, I often stay home and skip dinner or eat a little bit of cheese (generally all that is left in the fridge by then), which I know is just about more excitement than any one person can handle. … Continue reading

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Barbie’s Got a Message for Greg Abbott & the GOP Ticket

Greg Abbott and his surrogates surprised no one when they sunk to new lows with the whole Abortion Barbie campaign. They forgot, however, that Barbie’s got a voice and mind of her own. She’s not just a bathing beauty. She’s … Continue reading

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Dan Patrick Bingo

I’m eager to watch the April 15th debate on immigration in Texas between Mayor Julián Castro and Senator Dan Patrick. So eager, in fact, that I thought I’d familiarize myself with Patrick’s views on immigration. The man stays on point. … Continue reading

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Tired of Hearing About Equal Pay? Try Not Getting Paid Equally And Let Me Know How That Feels

The current GOP talking points in Texas over equal pay—the reality of which is unequal pay, and unequal access to remedies for unequal pay—are the following: If women aren’t being paid equally, it is our own fault for being too … Continue reading

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Adding Cubs to the Pack of Lone Wolves

Two incidents are weighing heavily on my mind these days: The near-destruction of an abortion clinic in Montana. To call it vandalism is to understate the level of chaos and destruction, and the impact on the business and the clients. … Continue reading

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