February 19, 2020

The idea of patriarchy is connected with the idea of dominion, and of orders of power. This is why patriarchal structures intersect with other power-structures such as colonialism, class structure, and systems of racial or ethnic dominance. It is connected also with theses about humanity according to which “man” has a right to wield power over the earth, to lord it over all other creatures, to take and use according to his will.  Read more

February 16, 2020

Basically, you’re wedded to a groom who is not actually Jesus, but a Jesus-impersonator. He’s constantly trying to manipulate you to stay and has a narcissistic streak, ignores your feelings and needs, and sometimes verbally cuts you down or gaslights you Read more

February 13, 2020

Dial the clock back sixty years: were we united, as a nation, at a time when Black Americans were segregated, and subjected to violence if they even tried to enter white spaces? Dial it back one hundred years. Were we united when women were not even permitted to vote? Read more

February 8, 2020

What if, instead of judging what a woman in the world represents to a particular gaze, we were to talk about women as subjects living in the world, humans who act, move, dance, work, fight, love, give birth, teach, create, preach, heal, rule, read, legislate, judge, sing?  Read more

February 1, 2020

This is who we are. We came to this continent, stole it from those who lived here, and claimed to discover it. We warred over it, put down roots, established a new nation claiming to be based on liberty, while we were keeping human beings as slaves. Read more

January 23, 2020

With Trump as their figurehead, the pro-life movement now looks, to anyone outside his cult following, like exactly the kind of misogynistic, cruel, racist movement we were worried about it becoming. Read more

January 18, 2020

I have written before about how there is an antisemitism problem among Catholics of the far right. Whether it’s alt-right media personality Patrick Coffin giving a platform to overt antisemites such as E. Michael Jones, or Center for Family and Human Rights president Austin Ruse praising the Proud Boys, or white nationalist John Zmirak defending the phrase “you will not replace us –  whether it’s tabloid media groups such as the Remnant publishing anti-semitic material – whether it’s ongoing and… Read more

January 17, 2020

It is impossible for any woman to take the lead in this society without being judged not according to ordinary expectations for humans, but also according to patriarchal expectations for women. And since the patriarchal image of a woman is of something not entirely human, the more human a woman is the less she seems to be failing in feminini Read more

January 12, 2020

The hypocrisy of those who claim to defend decency while standing up for everything that is base and indecent is breathtaking. But on top of this hypocrisy, Trump’s religious devotees dare to pretend to still have a moral high ground. They are still trying to police and shame us – this time, for doing what we know is right. Read more

January 10, 2020

The important thing is, we do agree that a right to life is real, and we do agree that bodily autonomy is real. We do not want to see a world in which abortion rates are high. Nor do we want to see a world in which women are routinely shamed, punished, and imprisoned because of personal choices they have made in dire circumstances. Read more

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