mansplaining: a definition and how to avoid it

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

Becoming Wise

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