Was It Sexual Harassment?: Election Edition

Trigger warning: Sexual harassment; inappropriate touching. When I was voting on April 4th, the male poll-worker overseeing the ballot box applied a sticker to my upper breast. It happened so fast that all I could do was muster a "thank you, sir" and scurry off to my car, wondering, "Did that just happen? Was it …

Diane Benjamin’s Outburst: Further Thoughts

Following Tuesday night's mayoral debate at University Galleries in Uptown Normal, Ellsworth blogger Diane Benjamin continues to assert that the Black Lives Matters protest against mayoral candidate Kevin Lower was not peaceful because demonstrators purportedly "attacked" a Lower campaign vehicle after the debate concluded. Benjamin submits as evidence an accidental* 9/11 call made by the …

Allow me to introduce myself….

Politics. It's one of those things you aren't supposed to talk about in public.  You aren't supposed to discuss it at work, or at school, and definitely not over holiday dinner. As a woman and a (*gasp*) liberal, there doesn't seem to be an acceptable time or place for me to discuss my views on politics, ever. …

Seeds

In the 1970s, Dinos Christianopoulos, a Greek poet and gay man, penned these words:   what didn't you do to bury me but you forgot that I was a seed Today, following complaints from Kevin Lower supporters, the Facebook page Bloomington Deserves Better Than Kevin Lower was removed for allegedly violating Facebook's terms of use. …