Advice for The Nines

I recently wrote a post in response to The Nines catastrophe of having only 4 women out of over 110 speakers. If this was a small local deal they might have gotten away with it. But The Nines is very public. That means higher scrutiny which in turn should inspire higher integrity. Instead it has caused a storm of implicit and explicit no's to women on one hand and a storm of advocacy for women on the other.I have simple advice for The Nines:Fair representation at the top. The board who … [Read more...]

how to shape the dreams of our girls

Most people aren't even aware that they are limiting the dreams of girls. Most aren't conscious of the fact that they are shaping the dreams of their daughters and female students into a sexist ideal or a misogynist fantasy. Not only do men do this, but women too. This can be corrected.I was raised in a sexist culture. I need constant instruction to overcome my innate assumptions that are drilled into me by our misogynist society. I'm glad to be married to a strong woman. I'm glad to have a … [Read more...]

let’s blame women for what men do

I appreciate people sending me ideas for cartoons. So yesterday I had several people inform me that Pat Robertson was up to it again. Sometimes things are served to you on a silver platter. And sometimes I get tired of the same old stuff. But I couldn't let this one go. This man has a lot of influence so I felt like taking this one on.You can check out the video where Robertson responds to a woman asking how to forgive her husband who cheated on her. His advice? Men have a tendency to … [Read more...]

Metaxas and male heroes only please

Eric Metaxas has written a new book, Seven Men and the Secret of Their Greatness. I can't talk about the book since I haven't read it. But he has been interviewed about it by Kathryn Jean Lopez of the National Review in her article, "Raising Good Men". I love her opening question: "Why a book about men? Does this prove that there is a Christian disdain for women?" She also asked why he wanted to return to "Father Knows Best". I think it betrays her suspicion of Metaxas' theory. I'm suspicious … [Read more...]