Don't tell me to Be Brave, again, as if courage is instinct for half of us and Learned Behavior for XX chromosomes alone. As if my going out is not its own defiant act And my speaking: Bold, Direct is not akin to wielding the sword. Don't tell me Courage is: holding my tongue and … Continue reading “Be Brave”
Mansplaining in Four Points 1. Women are often socialized to approach their opinions passively by prefacing them with “I think” or “I feel” to lessen the blow of their words and distance themselves from potential controversy. When a man responds to a woman in the way men are often socialized to do by saying “This is how … Continue reading mansplaining: a definition and how to avoid it
Just wanted to stop in to let you know about a cool, informal anthropological study/blog on women and marriage called The Marriage Project. According to the blog's founder: I want to interrogate the “sacred cow” of marriage, to ask questions that women tell me they are seldom asked about what’s assumed to be an inevitability, … Continue reading links.
I was introduced to Radiant Cosmetics' "Kiss Slavery Goodbye" campaign through a fashion blogger I've been following for some time. As I mindlessly scanned the blurb (because no one actually reads fashion blogs), I was suddenly forced to engage when I read the following: For every lipstick purchased, we'll donate a lipstick on your behalf to … Continue reading lipstick for slaves
Hello, my name is Leah Wise and I have a confession to make: I'm a feminist who took my husband's last name. "How could you?!" my feminist sisters cry. Well, because I wanted to. Let me acknowledge that I'm right there with you when you say that taking on a husband's name implies an unequal … Continue reading Becoming Wise
october Before the month is over, I intend to enjoy: Making use of my scarf collection Comfy cardigans and flattering jeans worn out in the lovely, mildly cool weather The printed tees I've added to my wardrobe lately My gray, second-hand Minnetonka moccasins Crossbody Vera Bradley bags, perfect for adventures Old school Madeline L'Engle books … Continue reading october moodboard
I attended college in North Florida, the southernmost point of the true south. As a Religious Studies major, I learned about my Christian faith and its heritage within a much wider scope than my evangelical upbringing had provided. I studied history, literature, ancient languages, and ethics. At some (I suppose, inevitable) point, I found that … Continue reading faith and feminism, part 1
Research, news, and music that have affected me this week: In Search of the Mysterious Narwhal by Abigail Tucker - Biologist Kristin Laidre studies the mysterious and secretive Narwhal with the help of Indigenous communities in Greenland. The Marginalization of Women: A Biblical Value We Don't Like To Talk About by Christopher Rollston - The Bible is fraught with … Continue reading links & things