Fighting Back Against Mike Pence

They say you can’t fight fire with fire. That’s true…usually. But, a small dose of shame and frustration can wane the strongest of flames. Whoever said revenge is a dish best served cold? They were wrong. Let the dish be served hot- let it marinade in the flavor of unexpected retribution. Let your victim enjoy it, then tell them the contents afterward. Or, in this case, let the prey bask in his triumph as you patiently watch their unavoidable defeat. This is how you take revenge on a man who is fighting to take away a woman’s control over her own body. This is how you take revenge on Mike Pence.

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Nobody knows shame and frustration like Mike Pence right now. As Donald Trump’s running mate, its comes as no surprise that the politician is against Planed Parenthood.

Since 2011, when Pence was an Indiana congressman, he made his stance on the health care provider quite clear.  His efforts were put into taking away all of Planned Parenthood’s federal funding. The anti-abortion bill that Pence signed was one of the most invasive and constrictive of its kind. It barred abortion in Indiana based on the gender, potential disabilities and the race of the embryo.

Seems unreal, right? It isn’t.  And it looks like this is could be a topic that we’re forced to face on the regular, now. That doesn’t mean we have to take it lying down, though.

The election results only fueled the anger of thousands when it became obvious that our leader, and his right-hand man, were willing to take away rights that women fought very hard for. So, in response to the end of the election, a frenzy of donations began. Donations made to Planned Parenthood, and, incidentally, donations bearing the name “Mike Pence.”


Even worse (for Pence), certificates of acknowledgment for these donations were sent to…

Drum roll, please…

You probably guessed it: Mike Pence, himself.

So how many of these donations could possibly be in Pence’s name? According to NBC News, over 20,000 of the 128,000 donations to Planned Parenthood are courtesy of newly elected vice-president.

Now, if that isn’t a large pill to swallow without a drop of water, I don’t know what is.

Whats more, the spike in donations to Planned Parenthood have also shown a number of those contributions in Hilary Clinton’s name. Though, as a candidate who expressed her firm belief in women’s rights and their access to health care providers like Planned Parenthood, these donations appeared to be a show of support, rather than an insult. In a way, its an expression of people’s displeasure for the election’s results and a creative one, at that!

Many celebrities have been joining the ‘revenge-trend’ and encouraging it through social media. And, with the help of influential stars and Trump’s wiggling stand on punishment for abortion, the donations probably won’t be ending anytime soon.

What is important to remember, even if you’re pro-life (because it is okay to have your own opinion) is that Planned Parenthood isn’t just about abortion. On the surface, it’s an aspect that they are most well-known for. Unfortunately, it is this uninformed assumption that causes so much confusion when the funds of the healthcare provider are brought into question. But, it is deeper than some care to know…

“We deliver comprehensive sex education that empowers all people to make informed choices and lead healthy lives. Planned Parenthood is proud of its vital role in providing young people with honest sexuality and relationship information in classrooms and online to help reduce our nation’s alarmingly high rates of unintended teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. Planned Parenthood affiliates provide educational programs and outreach to 1.5 million young people and adults every year.”

Regardless, everyone has a right to their beliefs. And, in the same sense, everyone should have a right to their own body. This movement isn’t just about the equality of gender, race, disability or orientation. It is also about the equality for an individual. What might be right for one person is not necessarily the best for another? So why try to make everything black and white when we live in a world decorated with color?

Restrictions of the body, culture or mind are like trying to fit 120 crayons into a box meant for 24. You’re doing more harm than good. Maybe some of the crayons will survive, but how can you justify breaking the majority of them just to have them all together?

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The Presidential Contender You Didn’t Know About

Meet presidential candidate, Jill Stein. Stein is a woman that has proven through determination, hard work and steadfast morals that overcoming great obstacles is possible. She’s a spitfire in face-to-face interviews. She backs up her verbal beliefs, sometimes, even at the cost of her own freedom. What’s more? She has the potential to be our next president. That’s right. If you thought Hillary was the only female contender, meet the Green Party’s mighty rep.


While many citizens have raved over the positive effect that a female president could have on our country, many fear that Clinton is not the best choice. As it stands, a great deal of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump supporters have chosen whom to support in an attempt to accept the “lesser of two evils.” Many voters are confused as to where our two main candidates stand. While others have an understanding that is clouded by the fear of the election’s limitations and the potential danger of their vote. As a result, this election is arguably one of the most controversial and (for lack of a better word) ridiculous presidential elections.

The decision process is all the more frustrating for voters who refuse to offer their support to either party. The problem is that not many people know about Jill Stein. Media coverage of Jill Stein has flown under the radar of most major media outlets. As consequence it has flown under the radar of the undecided and hesitantly-settling voters.

Now, acknowledging the lack of awareness to our third-party candidates is not to say that they’re any better Clinton or Trump. Nor does it claim  that Jill Stein is irrevocably the best option. Stein, like many before her, has a lot left to prove and a lifetime of choices to defend. In many ways, the battle has yet to begin for Stein; the surface merely skimmed. But, Stein is making headway in where she stands environmentally, politically and, honestly, in every way.

So why don’t we know about her?

With all the media frenzy focusing on the animosity between Clinton and Trump, there isn’t a lot of spotlight left to go around. The recent debate left us no better off. I felt more confused than before the childish back-and-forth. Now I have more questions than I thought possible. I had a hard time comprehending the small details when the main subjects felt like they were being shoved in my face. How can we possibly make a decision that will have international consequences without knowing all of our options?

Media coverage of the election is like answering a test where only two of four possible answers are shown. As a voter, you are expected to make a choice based off what you can see. At best, its a shot in the dark and one we must live with. Not only for the next four years, but for generations after.

It is incredibly important to understand each choice and to make the one that best reflects what you stand for. We have to know what everyone is bringing to the table as a potential future President of the United States.

Stein, for one, is a supporter of women’s rights and the protection/equality of the LGBTQIA+ community. She is pro-choice in all things revolving women’s healthcare and supports equal pay for women and gay marriage. She is also a firm supporter in the Black Lives Movement. Stein acknowledges the violations of cops and the existence of racism and discrimination that persists in today’s society.

She backs up her beliefs, too. Jill Stein became the first presidential candidate to make a stand on the Dakota Access Pipeline. She earned herself an arrest warrant after spray painting a mark of support to the water defenders of Scared Stone Camp. The Nation, made a great point in saying, “Surely, an intervention by Clinton would get more attention. But the intervention by Stein—and the attention to the arrest threat she now faces—offers a reminder of the consequential role that independent and third-party candidates can and should play in our politics.” Stein knows that these changes cannot be made overnight. Her making a stand and raising awareness is half the battle even if her power is limited now.

Image from Say Anything Blog                                                                                          Stein (left) at Sacred Stone Camp 

So maybe you won’t change your mind. Maybe you’ve already got the bumper sticker to show off your undying support, or maybe Stein will only add to your indecision. Whether you want to go green, be stronger together, or make America green again, do it with no regrets and no ignorance.


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Sunday Paper July 5, 2015

Here’s a few popular stories in pop-culture and entertainment news for this week’s Sunday Paper!

Happy Birthday, America! Whether you were out sitting poolside, barbecuing with your family or having a relaxing day in, there was something to celebrate about this great country we call home. Check out what celebs did for their festivities.

Kim Kardashian West posed in an American flag, roller derby-esq outfit for Instagram and the expecting mom will have you saying, “where?!”

She also featured a picture of her Hubby Kanye West as he shows off his pearly whites with an American Flag background.

Old time buds Taylor Swift was snapped with Ed Sheeran for Instagram and she captioned the picture, “When @edsheeran shows up for the 4th of July in a red coat because he just can’t let it go.” Ed was quick to clap back replying, “ @taylorswift13 I don’t even know what you’re celebrating I just turned up for the free booze,”


Sofia Vegara also snapped a picture of her beau Joe Manganiello while he grilled out shirtless underneath his apron and captioned the pic, “Serious 4th of July business. Happy Independence Day!!!!”

Hilary Clinton may be falling behind in the Presidential debate to competitor Bernie Sanders, but after the comment she made people are getting to see her softer side.


The popular page “Humans of New York” which features random New Yorkers and their stories posted a heart breaking photo of a young man that was afraid of his sexuality this past Friday. Tons of LGBT members and allies flocked to the post to show their support for the young man and Clinton chimed in. Her words were so uplifting it became the top comment on the post. I’m sure this little boy has to know he is loved if the woman that is running for presidency is supportive of him.

Her comment reads:

“Prediction from a grown-up: Your future is going to be amazing. You will surprise yourself with what you’re capable of and the incredible things you go on to do. Find the people who love and believe in you – there will be lots of them. –H”

The comment was submitted with an “H” to signify it was her words on the post and not those of her assistance. Way to go Hilary!

One video that has been sweeping the internet with over 56,000 YouTube hits is a video of a father and daughter doing a beatbox battle and the results are sick! The father challenges his daughter and starts off to be doing better than what most people can do, but his daughter definitely shows him up and finished with a sickening two minute beatbox finale. Check out the video link below:

Show us your 4th of July photos, what did you think of Hilary’s comment on the HNY page and was this daddy, daughter duo a tie or was there a clear winner using the hashtag #GlamorousPaper

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