Today I watched the video of the most recent Sunday service at my old church, in which the senior pastor begins by discussing the massacre of LGBT clubgoers in Orlando. I wrote a long series of tweets about this, but I have more to add, and I want to collect my thoughts into something more coherent. I… Read More Always Them, Never Us: Parsing the Evangelical Response to Pulse
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
Last night I wrote and wrote because I was angry. This morning I woke up, and I packed the kids off to school and got a shower and drank some coffee, and I am still angry. Listen. My relationship with both evangelicalism and my old church is like a relationship with an ex who shares… Read More The morning after
This is the blog post you write because you’re angry. This is the blog post you write because you’re angry at men. And you’re angry at evangelicalism. And especially you’re angry at white, American, evangelical men. You’re angry because today, two days after they announced plans to begin hiring gay, lesbian, and bisexual people (I… Read More Mostly I am yelling.
My dad has a collection of Southernisms that he uses from time to time, idioms handed down from his deep-South sharecropper grandfather (or maybe that my dad just made up and we all just assume they’re from his Southern roots) — like saying someone is “On it like a duck on a june bug,” or… Read More For when we don’t have a dog in that fight