In 1870, Julia Ward Howe, a poet and abolitionist, called for a Mothers’ Peace Day Observance–a day that mothers would set aside to come together to work for peace. In 1872, the first Mothers’ Peace Day Observance was held, and the meetings continued for several years. Below is her proclamation that explains, in her own [...]
Echnide is at it again, this time taking a look at the gender of the Right to Choose, and wondering why all those wingnuts have a problem with enjoying life. Maybe the thing isn’t pleasure, it’s about self-control. Ah, the Protestant revolution. If you don’t want to have to break your back to support all [...]
Salto Sobrius: “Martin Rundkvist’s blog. Archaeology, Skepticism, Sweden. And Books and Music and Stuff.” Today the “stuff” is this post, which draws an interesting parallel: bikini tops and headscarves. Sadly, I’m torn. I’d love to do away with headscarves and bikini tops. I wonder if all women stopped wearing bikini tops if men would regard [...]
Science Blog: Underage boozers fill industry coffers Underage drinking contributes an estimated $23 billion yearly to the alcohol industry, more than 17 percent of the total consumer expenditures for alcohol, according to an article in the May issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.