Valentina Tereshkova, sterilization, and kick ass geriatrics

Alice’s Bucket List

A terminally ill British teenager decided to make a blog with her ‘bucket list.’ Thanks to the generosity of countless individuals and organizations, so many of her wishes have come true. These are the stories that warm my heart….but when I hear there were impostors pretending to be Alice and her mother it made my blood boil. How disgusting. Shame on those lowlifes.

Let’s make this an uplifting endeavor– even if you are unable to contribute financially or mail an cheerful card to Alice, consider becoming a bone marrow donor. BeTheMatch.org is great place to get started. I am proud to be on our national marrow registry and also a blood donor. Please consider doing something easy, cost efficient, and virtually painless that can save lives.

Adventures in Feministory: Valentina Tereshkova, Outer Space’s First Lady

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that I’m obsessed with space. Another great passion of mine is Russia. Add to that my penchant for feminism and Valentina Tereshkova is one of my personal heroes. Read more about this incredibly lady who beat out more than 400 applicants to be the first woman in space.

North Carolina Faces Sterilization Program’s Legacy, May Offer Compensation

North Carolina is the only state trying to make amends to thousands of people who cannot have children because of eugenics-inspired theories about social improvement that ended almost four decades ago.  Why do we hear only of North Carolina making amends?  Forced sterilization makes me ill.

U.N. Council passes gay rights resolution

In what the U.S. State Department is calling a “historic step,” the U.N. Human Rights Council passed a resolution Friday supporting equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation. The resolution, introduced by South Africa, is the first-ever U.N. resolution on the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered persons.” We’re making progress…..

Freed Journalist’s Letter of Thanks to Amnesty Activists

Azerbaijani journalist Eynulla Fatullayev was released from captivity due largely in part to letters written on behalf of those for Amnesty International. In high school I was very involved with the group and hope to continue doing so in the near future. Your letters DO make a difference.

6 Old People Who Could Kick Your Ass

Remember in my previous post where I mentioned that awesome old woman? Don’t mess with her or any of her friends!

With infinite love, gratitude, and respect,

Sloane


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About Cocktails With Hemingway

I'm blunt and opinionated. Virtually everything I say or do is a contradiction but I'm not a hypocrite. I never hesitate to speak my mind and never fail to leave an impression wherever I go. You love me, you hate me, but you'll never forget me.
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