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Fighting Hypocrisy

A woman waited in a long line with her son to see the Mahatma. When she finally got her audience, she asked him to speak to her son. You see, Gandhi was known to emphasize dietary discipline and her son’s health was deteriorating due to the amounts of sweets and sugar he was eating.

“Mahatma, would you please tell my son to stop eating sugar.”

Gandhi looked at her with sympathy and compassion, looked upon the boy as well, and then shook his head and said, “I will not.”

The woman protested, and began to ask Gandhi again, but Gandhi raised his hand interrupting her and said, “Please, come back in two months and ask me again.”
Disappointed, the woman left.

Two months later she returned with her son and made her plea again, “Mahatma, please tell my son to stop eating sugar.” This time Gandhi got up from where he was seated. He reached out his hand, touched the boy on his shoulder, and said,

“My son, you must stop eating sugar.”

The boy was obviously affected by the great Gandhi touching and speaking to him. The mother was overjoyed and profusely thanked Gandhi and then turned to leave. After a few steps, she stopped, turned around and said, “Great Mahatma, I am so thankful, but I am confused. Why didn’t you just tell my son to stop eating sugar two months ago?”

Gandhi looked at her kindly and said, “Because two months ago, I was eating sugar.”

-Thanks to Cory Booker (Mayor of Newark) for this story.



Put together by Karl Lagerfeld

Civil Unions

The Illinois legislature passed Civil Unions yesterday, but this video sums up how I feel about it:

Civil Unions: Not good enough for you – Not good enough for your gay brother/sister/cousin/friend/anyone

On top of that, there are other issues in the queer community that are more pressing than marriage.

OSU’s Women and Gender Studies Department will be holding a Regional Workshop on Sexual and Reproductive Health. My part on one of the panels will be discussing myths about abortion and mental health. I found this lovely quote about the “psychological effects” of having an abortion and couldn’t resist sharing it with you now – keep in mind this comes directly from a pamplet CPC’s are handing out to young women in Oklahoma (bolding is mine):

“Women report horrible nightmares of children calling them from trash cans, of body parts, and blood. They [women] feel worthless and victimized because they failed at the most natural of human activities – the role of being a mother.”
– Wanda Franz, Developmental Psychologist, Congressional Hearing, 1989 – Oh, and she happens to be the current National Right to Life President

Thanksgiving Report

It mainly involved a lot eating, picture taking (obviously), and football with friends.

This is where we watched the OU/OSU game (Chris and Cathy’s Apartment)