The case of Kavanaugh is already old news, right? In our political climate of constant chaos, old news is good news (in a small sense) because it means, despite feeling a specific event was the end of the world, life went on. Nonetheless, these unfolding tragedies reveal the ripped seams of our American culture. The […]Read More Pass the Beer, Kavanaugh.
This is a short story about Heather, a young girl, who has spent much of her short life riding the currents, allowing “them” to decide her fate, her journey. She clings desperate to our grandmother’s notion that a saving prince awaits all of us good natured girls, one who will whisk us to a better […]Read More A Side of Fiction with Feminism
When did it become normal for young girls, teens, and women to walk around in skin-tight pants—pants sometimes worn without underwear to the yoga matt, the weight room, school, work, church, etc.? Based on how these pants are worn (you can wear them modestly or not), they can be more revealing than lingerie. And if […]Read More The Rise of Sexpandex: The Yoga Pant Revolution
Every day all of us are bombarded with media messages, messages that translate and create a larger culture, a culture influencing our beliefs, shaping our ideas, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Culture: a : the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group; also : the characteristic features of everyday existence (such as diversions or […]Read More Meet Your New Sex Kitten
The Backlash against the #MeToo movement is disconcerting but expected, and maybe just what the movement needed. After all, there is growth in adversity, with the caveat that the adversity is embraced. And whether we want to or not, we need to listen to the voices dissenting the movement. Simply dismissing their complaints with a […]Read More The #MeToo Movement Needed this Backlash
A response to the editorial piece in the New York Times: Publicly, We say #MeToo. Privately, We have Misgivings, written by Daphne Merkin January 5th of 2018. First off, who does the author mean by we? Is “we” women and men who have bought and sold the package of patriarchy on bent knee? I am […]Read More Beef with #MeToo