Is misogyny on the rise? – Bishop John Shelby Spong explains

(This article, excerpted from Bishop John Shelby Spong’s blog, is too good not to copy and paste directly. Excellent perspective from an insightful man of the cloth.) Is misogyny on the rise? Here is some of the evidence. The Virginia Legislature was poised to pass, and Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell to sign, a bill requiring…

Who Needs Feminism?

A group of Duke students have come together to launch a PR campaign for feminism – check out their blurb below. This certainly challenged me this morning – because I couldn’t pin it on one reason. It’s is basically like asking who needs equality? Because that is what feminsim is about – it is asking…

Challenging Women & our role in Patriarchy – Ashley Judd speaks up

Well done Ashley Judd for speaking out against patriarchy, as more women in public positions should! I love how she really turns this back on us, as women calling us out to stop focusing on such unhelpful gossip and speculation over a “puffy” face. More recently I have been catching myself in my criticisms of…

Good Girl, Rebellious Women and Returning Home

I was raised as a pastor’s daughter in an evangelical church. It took me leaving the U.S. at the age of 25 to really begin to discover my own beliefs. It was only once I was outside of the circles of friends and family I was raised in and felt comfortable in that I began…

Fighting Back against Political Patriarchy!

Just a quick snapshot at how women in America are starting to fight back against the male majority in government who are legislating women’s bodies. Well done Rep. Kelly Cassidy, Wilmington, Del. City Councilwoman Loretta Walsh, Va. Sen. Janet Howell, and Oklahoma Sen. Constance Johnson for your continued hard work to be women in a a very harsh and…

A Thousand Reasons…

On 8 March 2012 Linda Grant Tweeted about a summary of an argument she had been posing to young women who say they are not feminists and owe nothing to feminism: “for you I’m-not-a-feminists, in 1979 aged 28, when I applied for a store credit card the form had to be signed by my husband or…

Patriarchy 101 – A quick review

Why is patriarchy still an issue today? Because it still exists! Yes, there have been many more advancements in working towards an egalitarian society around the world – yet there are still so many discrepancies in what is considered egalitarian. Throughout the this month I want to explore patriarchy in politics and government, in the church, in…