THOUGHTS & MUSINGS ON POLITICS & THE UNIVERSE

A BLOG BY SHANNON FISHER

The Hacking of Leslie Jones: A Sledgehammer Through The Wall Of Human Decency

Public figures will always have “haters” and a certain level of online harassment; it unfortunately comes with the territory – but what has been happening to Leslie Jones lately is different.

August 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

The sentencing of Brock Turner is the best thing that could have happened to the anti-rape movement!

The ultra-light sentencing of 20-year-old perpetrator, Brock Turner, has gripped the nation. Persistent media coverage has sparked nationwide outrage and ire. Our faith in the justice system has been tested, but there were some definite successes in the handling of this sexual assault case, and those should not go without comment. In that vein, the case’s failures could be equally helpful to reducing sexual assault in the endgame.

June 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Crisis Point: Former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Trent Lott on Partisan Gridlock in Washington

I recently had the pleasure of hosting former co-Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Trent Lott to discuss their new co-authored book, Crisis Point.

March 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

What If We Stopped Projecting Gender Expectations on Our Children?

Girls and boys are inundated with society’s not-so-subtle gender expectations from the time an obstetrician smacks their tucchus in the delivery room.

August 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Human Trafficking and the Partisan Poison Pill

It is important for Americans to know that the trafficking of American citizens is on the rise right here at home. Our children are at great risk, being bought and sold in our own neighborhoods.

July 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Empower Yourself by Fortifying Your Health – National Women’s Health Week

Thankfully, it is within our power to maximize our chances of having a strong body and mind. We can lower our risk for anything that isn’t genetic – and even for many things that are.

May 6, 2015 · Leave a comment