The Legend of Betsy Bell and the Bell Witch Haunting

The Legend of Betsy Bell and the Bell Witch Haunting

By: Carrie Eckles The Bell Witch has been synonymous with American folklore for almost two centuries. The entity tormented the Bell family of Robertson County, Tennessee from 1817 until 1821; the story is remarkable in that the phenomenon was witnessed firsthand by not only the family, but the local residents, and even famous historical figures […]

Speak Up and Vote for Women’s Rights

Speak Up and Vote for Women’s Rights

By: Tracy Madlener I am absolutely speechless at how many women I have talked to that brush off or ignore the importance of the upcoming election.  I refuse to believe that there are women who don’t support women.  When I hear other women say that the economy and jobs is what’s most important to them, […]

Richard Mourdock, Abortion And Rape – Oh My!

Richard Mourdock, Abortion And Rape – Oh My!

By: Amanda Fox Richard Mourdock, Indiana senatorial candidate, has created quite a storm of controversy with his statements concerning – wait for it – rape and abortion. By now, many have read or heard about his statement in which he described the children of rape as a gift from God. Context is everything when you […]

You Want A Strong Economy? Strong Women Will Deliver It! (If You Let Them)

You Want A Strong Economy? Strong Women Will Deliver It! (If You Let Them)

By: Amanda Fox “House Republicans have voted repeatedly for legislation that would be harmful to women’s health and women’s rights. I have worked for decades to promote equality for women, but the bipartisan support for women’s programs that used to exist in Congress has been shattered by tea party extremism.  The Republican-controlled House has become […]

It’s Only a Political Party When Family Isn’t Involved

It’s Only a Political Party When Family Isn’t Involved

By: Tracy Madlener With the upcoming election right around the corner, I’m on the phone more than usual with my long distant mom to keep her current with what’s going on… and I like to hear about other family members and how they’re doing.  Okay, that’s mostly true, but really, I like to hear if […]

Stand Up Against Bullying On Spirit Day

Stand Up Against Bullying On Spirit Day

By: Amanda Fox Spirit Day has arrived, and while we are glad such a day exists where as a global community we take a stand against the bullying of LGBT persons, we’re also a bit disheartened we need to do so. Bullying is a problem of epidemic proportions throughout the world. No one is spared […]

Stop Bullying In The New Era Of Hate

Stop Bullying In The New Era Of Hate

By: Amanda Fox Bullying has, according to some analysts, reached epidemic proportions. It’s hard to argue against this as we see more and more cases of teen suicides that stemmed from bullying than ever before. Perhaps it is that they are being reported more often, or it is possible that it has grown to become […]

Child Sexual Assault: The Crime No One Wants To Talk About

Child Sexual Assault: The Crime No One Wants To Talk About

By: Amanda Fox Child sexual assault is the crime no one wants to talk about. As a society, it is the one crime that is abhorred above all others. Even in prison, the child molester is the lowest of the low. No matter how many PSA’s are run reminding people to be cautious and telling […]

Pro-choice or Pro-life: There Are Consequences To Both

Pro-choice or Pro-life: There Are Consequences To Both

By: Amanda Fox Pro-choice, Pro-life or Pro-birth – which are you? Don’t worry about answering, it’s a rhetorical question, but one that we do need to discuss one more time. No matter what group you fall into, you have made a choice. You’ve chosen the manner in which you view one of the most delicate […]

The Separation of Church and State: When Walls Tumble Down

The Separation of Church and State: When Walls Tumble Down

“. . . a republican form of government, in a rule of the people, by the people, and for the people.” ~ US Constitution Hey wait a second! You don’t come to Spicie for civics lessons, but this is a lesson that does apply to not only women, but men. The separation of church and […]