Women and Children

This section consists of rants and essays about women and children, and how our society treats them.

 

The Lives of Homeless Children

I saw a news program (sorry, I can’t remember which one and can’t find the link) that suggested homelessness is up by 60%.  They also indicated that the face of homelessness has changed as well.  Many of the newly homeless are intact families who had been working at...

I saw the sun come up this morning

Note:  This has not been my experience.  It is the result of conversations I have had with battered women. I saw the sun come up this morning And found myself wishing That things were simple and easy so Like they used to be I watched the early light tint the clouds As...

“But he loves me so much he can’t help it”

Today the feather I pull out of the featherbed as I look at abusers and their many faces.  This diary is not about lies conservatives tell, although I must admit that in my personal experience abusers are more apt to spew conservative talking points than not.  This is...

Migrant Children

Many years ago, our family was visiting the missions of California.  We were traveling from Mission San Antonio de Padua (or San Miguel, I forget which) to Mission Nuestra Senora de la Soledad.  Since it was well off the highway we were traveling back roads.  We were...