When you’re fighting evil and willful ignorance, there are few compliments greater than the unease and anger of the evil and willfully ignorant. By that measure, Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg is doing great work, and the most vile, ignorant and evil aspects of our patriarchal society are churning to the surface in … Continue reading The rape culture rears its ugly head
It’s highly unlikely, even if an FBI investigation materializes, we’ll ever know the full truth surrounding Brett Kavanaugh and his accusers. But, there is a bigger issue than Kavanaugh and his alleged misdeeds: As a society, we don’t seem to care if he assaulted these women. I don't know if Brett Kavanaugh is guilty … Continue reading The bigger issue with Kavanaugh: We don’t even care if he did it
Amid all the hullabaloo at the Capitol this week, an important issue went largely unnoticed. The National Partnership for Women & Families released a new study to coincide with Equal Pay Day, which was Tuesday. Data in the report underscores why Equal Pay Day is scheduled when it is — women would have to work … Continue reading Pay equality — It’s not just for feminists
There's few things in this world that scare the bejeezus out of me. Clowns. IRS audits (for no particular reason). Prostate exams (for obvious reasons). These all frighten me. But, there's nothing that scares me more than the persistent wink-and-a-nod attitude our society takes toward sexual harassment, gender discrimination and domestic violence. This scares me … Continue reading Misogyny and redneck crazies
This past Saturday millions of women – and men – marched in cities around the globe in response to the inauguration of a man who, at best, has been tainted with a reputation for misogyny. I’ll not go further into the politics surrounding that particular development in the history of our Republic. That’s an entirely … Continue reading Am I a Feminist?
Today is the birthday of Anne Bronte, the youngest of the famed Bronte sisters. The birthday of arguably the most under-appreciated of the Bronte sisters would be an appropriate time to reflect on her literary work. But, that is not my purpose here. What I would like to reflect on is the role Anne played in her short … Continue reading Facing the World As It Is – A Lesson in Virtue with Anne Bronte