Hello, fair readers! Don’t be alarmed; I’m still thoroughly neglecting my website in favor of grad school. (Two years down, one to go!) This isn’t a real blog post; it’s a paper I wrote for my Feminist Theory class this semester, taken as credit toward a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies that I’m doing alongside… Read More A Brief Interruption of My Long Silence to Post an Academic Paper about Anti-Trans Bathroom Legislation
Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and professional dehumanizer of LGBTQ people, does not approve of my parenting. That’s not hyperbole — Albert Mohler is so concerned about Target’s removal of gender signs in their toy and bedding departments that he took to his podcast yesterday morning to criticize me,… Read More It’s not a mothering problem, Albert Mohler.
Before I get too bogged down in TargetGate news — I’m on SheLoves Magazine this month talking about quitting as a spiritual practice: Quitting dieting was the first step, the hardest. After that it got easier, faster, the rush of it. It was the gateway drug to a lifestyle of quitting. Before I quit, dieting… Read More Local Mom 2: Electric Boogaloo
It has been a very weird couple of weeks, dear Internet. Earlier this month I tweeted a photo of an aisle sign I saw at Target. It got retweeted a few hundred times, an online news site caught wind and interviewed me for an article, and from there it bounced to TV news. A lot… Read More Local Mom’s One Weird Trick for Fleeting Internet Fame
This week I’m writing alongside some amazing women about our faiths, our feminisms, and the ways that they inform and shape each other. Here is my contribution: —– Earlier this spring I was chatting with my sons about the classes I was taking that semester. “What’s ‘Women in Film’?” one asked. I explained that examining… Read More #FaithFeminisms: Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be “Allies”
This post is a quickie, because I have homework I’m ignoring. But I have Things To Say that are too long for a Facebook status, and would take up so many tweets that there wouldn’t be enough left for anyone else. It’s the author’s comment in this blog post (yes, yet another Modesty Rules For… Read More Sexy Closets, Double Standards: The Faulty Rubric of Modesty Culture
Content note: ableist language. Recently I heard a pastor give a sermon about (among other things) what it means to be “made in the image of God” and how one of the ways that manifests is in the movement of our bodies. “The fact that I can walk across this stage,” he said as he… Read More Humility and the Privileged Church