Posts Tagged ‘women’

This Jail Has Gone to Pot

We got sleepy-eyed smiles on our faces upon hearing that the California city of Coalinga — an oil town in the conservative San Joaquin Valley — had sold its prison to a cannabis extraction company. What next? Snoop Dogg buy...


… But Not an All-Female Time

Before you ask, no, you will never see an “all-male art show.” At least one that isn’t some sort of wink-wink statement. We dudes don’t need any help. We couldn’t have it any sweeter. And white guys? Shit, we hit the ...


Asylum, Texas

Women and children seeking refugee status in the States fight to avoid deportation — and almost certain death.
Peter Gorman
H.R. is a 28-year-old single mother from Guatemala who has been living with her 10-year-old son in a Presbyterian church outside San Antonio for three months. While there she has sanctuary: Though the United States has denied h...

Fort Worth soul shakers Feletha Black will be among the headliners of Women for Women on February 27 at Lola's Saloon.

Women for Women Rock 2016

An inconvenient truth: The Fort Worth music scene, the rock scene in particular, is very white and very male. Why is this important? Experiencing a song –– or a painting or a film or a ballet –– by someone completely di...

Margaret DeMoss

The Y Factor

A longstanding women’s advocacy group is calling it quits, but Fort Worth has more women-centric nonprofits — and challenges — than ever.
Edward Brown
After a unanimous vote at a recent city council meeting, a 32-year-old institution was dissolved without fanfare or objection. The Fort Worth Commission for Women effectively fell on its own sword by requesting the action weeks...


Jerry Jones Jonesing For Off-Field Action?

Jeff Prince
The song “Me and Mrs. Jones” might have slipped Jerry’s mind. Sports gossip blogger Terez Owens is posting photos of what appears to be the Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones discussing, er, ...


It’s Hard Out There for a Gay Republican

Sigh. For the umpteenth time, the Texas GOP has denied Republican LGBT groups the chance to set up info booths at the state party convention, which will happen next weekend here in Fort Worth. Memo to convention planners: Ignor...


Who Watches the Pollwatchers?

Fraud, suppression, intimidation — The politics of fear return to the voting booth
During last year’s June 18 mayoral runoff, a teenage boy walked into the gym of Fort Worth’s Sunrise- McMillan Elementary School, pulled out a voter registration card, and confidently asked to vote. Mark James came in with ...


Aren’t Bruce Jenner, Kenny Rogers, Wayne Newton Proof Enough?

Jeff Prince
A University of North Texas study looked into the motivations behind seeking plastic surgery. Guess what? Gender doesn’t really matter. At least that’s what the edumacated researchers in Denton say. I’m not sure I buy...

Oklahoma Women Win One in War on Reproductive Rights

“When it comes to fighting for reproductive rights, there’s often no sweeter word than ‘unconstitutional,’” wrote spokesperson Nancy Northup in a press release from the Center for Reproductive Rights today, an...