In my Social Activism class, my professor posted this video, and it’s so fabulous, I have to share it with all of you.
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Being a Lakota from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, Sunny is a staunch advocate for reproductive rights for indigenous women. Though she is very shy as a person, she is not shy about the lack of pro-choice options for indigenous women being a direct result of colonialism.
We also touched on the topic of what is happening in Texas with the anti-abortion bill before the state legislature, a bill that 80% of Texans oppose, but that the Repugs are trying to pass anyway. (More on that later!)
Sunny is also the subject of an upcoming PBS documentary, Young Lakota, and she was the recipient of the prestigious Emerging Leader Award by the Ms. Foundation.
Have a listen to the replay, and follow Sunny on Twitter: @SunnyClifford.
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© 2013 by Trish Causey. All Rights Reserved.
I wrote about the April verdict by Judge Korman in which Plan B would be required to be available on store shelves without a prescription or an I.D. check within 30 days of the ruling. The FDA made their own announcement that it would be available to girls over the age of 15 with proof of age (an I.D. check), then the Justice Department decided to stick its misogynist nose into the fray just to complicate matters.
After a push by the Obama administration, the FDA relented slightly, saying emergency contraception, a.k.a. the morning after pill, would be available on the store shelves, without a prescription, but only for females aged 15 and over (still requiring that I.D. check). President Obama said he was “comfortable” with that.
Which, I guess, is all that matters — that a a man can be “comfortable” with a male-dominated government deciding when and how women and girls can have rights to their bodies.
He also used the phrase “scientific evidence” a couple of times when referring to why Plan B should be available to teenage girls without a doc’s script in an obvious play to knock out the religious objections to having the emergency birth control on the open shelves to be seen by god and everybody…. Why, hell’s, bells, Scarlet! Look up that Jesus quote about birth control being evil…. oh wait…. Jesus never mentioned birth control, did he? …. Hmmmmm….
Obama — I voted for you twice, so don’t allow this kind of bullshit to taint my opinion of your otherwise strong stance for women’s rights.
I’m sure there will be more to update on this story as the misogyny continues.
Copyright 2013 by Trish Causey. All Rights Reserved.
In one of my recent posts, I revealed that eating isn’t really a big thing for me. Because I no longer eat for emotion, eating a meal is more about getting nutrition than getting an emotional high. I also don’t like cooking when I’m home alone, as I am tonight — I always prefer cooking for other people. And I wasn’t planning on starting this thread so soon, but tonight’s dish-on-the-fly inspired me enough to post it so you can see how throwing together a healthy meal can be done rather simply and quickly…. I didn’t even dread cooking tonight.
Now, this isn’t one of those fancy foodie blogs, so I don’t have lots of pictures.
For my Franken-Salad, I used some left over ingredients plus some freshly chopped veggies to make a quick stir-fry type of meal. I literally grabbed stuff out of the fridge, threw it on the cutting board for a quick chop, then cooked it. I just tossed stuff in and didn’t measure, so my “amounts” below are just guesswork. And most of the ingredients were organic, so just buy organic whenever you can.
I cook romaine and spinach instead of eating them raw because the heat breaks down some of the roughage and allows more of the nutrients to be available for grabbing by the small intestine during the digestive process.
I usually eat on a salad plate (for portion control), but I knew tonight’s salad would be big enough to warrant using a regular dinner plate. The result was a quick, cooked “salad” that I will definitely make again.
Franken-Salad and Turkey Sausage With Quinoa
Copyright 2013-2014 by Trish Causey. All Rights Reserved.
Servings: 1 (yes, 1 huge salad!)
- 3 oz. turkey sausage, sliced 1/4″ thick
- 1 teaspoon organic coconut oil
In a skillet, sauté the sausage in the coconut oil until it is browned, but not blackened. Remove sausage from skillet, set aside, and keep warm.
- 3 red baby bell peppers, chopped
- 1 carrot, peeled, sliced very thinly
- 1 green onion, sliced thinly
- 1/4 Cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
- 1/4 Cup raisins or currants
- 1 to 2 tablespoons water
- 1/2 cup English peas (leftover or frozen, thawed, drained)
- 1/2 cup quinoa, already cooked (leftover is perfect)
- 1 small head romaine, shredded
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- juice from half a lemon
In the sausage/oil, sauté the baby bell peppers and the carrots for 3 to 5 minutes. Toss in the green onion, cook for a minute. Add in the chopped walnuts, raisins, water, and cook for 1 minute. Throw in peas, pre-cooked quinoa, and shredded romaine, cooking until it begins to wilt. Salt. Hit with a touch of lemon juice. Done!
Serve this Franken-Salad with sausage on the side or tossed in with the greens.
*** Hindsight ***
- I used the walnuts for protein, and since the veggies have some protein, the sausage wasn’t really necessary for protein content. I was just kind of craving savory. However, this salad is very filling, and the sausage was almost too much in that regard. Leaving out the sausage will make this a tasty vegetarian dish. You could also use free-range chicken or beef sliced thinly instead of the turkey sausage.
- I chose the red baby bells (over the orange and yellow baby bells in the fridge) because red bell peppers have 3 times the Vitamin C as an orange the same size. And I like to “eat from the rainbow”.
- The bell peppers, carrots, and raisins are all sweet vegetables, whereas the walnuts are bitter, and the green onion is savory. The raisins really boosted the sweetness without topping the savory aspect.
- I used lemon juice for the acid at the end because that’s the idea that hit me at the time. You could easily use apple cider vinegar, balsamic, or another vinegar, if you prefer.
- I didn’t think about it at the time, but I also have celery I could have added. Just about any vegetable will work, as will any nut or seed if you don’t like walnuts. I eat romaine once or twice a day, so I was just trying to jazz up my usual fare. You could easily substitute spinach or other lettuce/green — though kale or other tough, leafy vegetable will need longer cooking time.
- This seems to be a pretty versatile salad, but I really liked this hodge-podge version I threw together, hence the name “Franken-Salad.”
If you try this recipe, please let me know by leaving a comment below! Again, this was on the fly with what I grabbed out of the fridge. But I will be making it again, and updating the recipe as needed. Can’t wait to hear from you if you try it!
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