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Category Archive: Feminism

Feb 23 2014

Breaking Love and Reproductive Rights Out of the Christian Frame

We joked that now James Croft could add it to his CV that he spoke at an event with me.

I have been pleasantly surprised that the youtube comments on my speech on The Heart of Humanism at The Southern California Secular Humanism Conference are mainly addressing the topic.

Dec 29 2013

Ani DiFranco and white feminist gate-keeping to the point of absurdity.

Nottingham Plantation

Of course many white feminists get that advocating for gender equality is valueless if you don’t include equality for people of color too. Supporting women of color is a no brainer. Then there are a few with blind spots, who ostensibly get this idea, but then in practice fail to question their own internalized racist …

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May 18 2013

Gaslighting -shaming women for emotional reactions and for speaking up.

Before I heard of the word “gaslighting”, I had difficulty articulating why I shouldn’t be shamed for getting angry or upset at someone else’s behavior.  And then I read this article about it… I want to introduce a helpful term to identify these reactions: gaslighting. Gaslighting is a term, often used by mental health professionals …

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Oct 12 2012

Update on Malala

The Girl Shot by the Taliban, Becomes a Global Icon Not what the Taliban had in mind. The unfolding story of Malala Yousafzai comes with an inspirational quote: “If Pakistan has a future, it is embodied in Malala Yousafzai,” the editorial reads. “Malala has shown more courage in facing down the Taliban than Pakistan’s government and its …

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