Saturday, August 29, 2009

Police Women

While I don't so much enjoy TLC's Todders and Tiaras (a heinous show about young children and their pageant-crazed parents), I fell in love with the channel's Police Women of Broward County. The show features four of Miami's most dedicated police women arresting sex offenders, working undercover to break up drug rings, and somehow always finding time to care for their children. It is without a doubt one of the most real, empowering, and inspiring shows I've found. Finally, a show that holds hard working women in high regard!

Monday, August 24, 2009

We've come a long way....

Even though we still have a LONG way to go, at least commercials like these aren't commonplace anymore.

Friday, August 14, 2009

New Minnesota Laws

Effective August 1 of this year, Minnesota will be enforcing harsher penalties for sex trafficking. Minnesota has also changed the definition of sex trafficking and has increased the fines for trafficking.

See page two of this document for the whole story.

Let's hope these tougher laws help make a positive difference!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

It's About Time!

Reparative therapy, in use since the late 20th century, is a form of “therapy” aimed at changing homosexuals into heterosexuals. Research has shown that such therapy is not only ineffective, but can be harmful as well. Although the American Psychological Association (APA) removed homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Illnesses (DSM-I) in 1973, it has still encouraged mental health professionals to refer troubled homosexuals to reparative therapy.

On August 5th, 2009, the APA adapted a new resolution officially rejecting the effectiveness of reparative therapy. This resolution declares that “Contrary to claims of sexual orientation change advocates and practitioners, there is insufficient evidence to support the use of psychological interventions to change sexual orientation” (Judith M. Glassgold, PsyD). Instead, therapists are encouraged to work with clients in more creative ways to address concerns about homosexuality and religious conflict. This is a small, but important step toward ending discrimination toward homosexuals and increasing acceptance of homosexuality. And it’s about time it happened!

See the articles below for the full story:

New York Times

American Psychological Association

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Alright foodies, here's one for you.

If there's anything I love more than food, it's free food. And guess who's giving it away?! Arby's is giving away freebies every Wednesday till the end of the summer!

August 12th- Free Roast Chicken Club with soft drink purchase
August 19th- Free FruiTea with sandwich purchase (these teas are awesome!)
August 26th- Free Roast Beef 'n Cheddar with soft drink purchase

Enjoy it while it lasts!