Bite-Sized Bits Through the Ages 1990: “His Vegetable Wife” and “Women in the Trees”


This week Maggie and Harmony read two stories from Points of Departure by Pat Murphy,  “His Vegetable Wife” and “Women in the Trees.” They explore societal lenses of femininity and depictions of domestic abuse survivors.  

What we’re reading: 

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler 

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett 

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

 Action Resources: 

If you need help 

Domestic Violence and Covid-19 

Justice for Breonna Taylor

 Prevent Trump from appointing a conservative Supreme Court Justice 

My name is…….  I am calling because there is now a vacancy on the Supreme Court due to the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. McConnell set the precedent.  Now the Senate should follow it. No vote on a Supreme Court nominee just before or after an election until the President is seated on January 20, 2021. 

Susan Collins. Maine 202-224-2523 

Joni Ernst  202-224-3254 

Iowa Thom Tillis  202-224-6342 

North Carolina Cory Gardner Colorado 202-224-5941 

Steve Daines Montana 202-224-2651 

Martha McSally Arizona 202-224-2235

 Kelly Loeffler Georgia 202-224-3643

 David Perdue  Georgia  202-224-3521 


Utah Lindsey Graham (who is chair of senate judiciary cmte) 202-224-5972 South Carolina 

Lisa Murkowsi 202-224-6665 Alaska 

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