I Don’t Like America, and That’s Precisely Why I Should Stay Here

It seems like conservative America has a new favorite catch phrase: “If you don’t like America, leave!” When Colin Kaepernick decided to sit down during the national anthem, many people have demanded he leave. One website says, “Kaepernick is worth approximately $126 million. I suggest that if he doesn’t like America, he take his BLM … More I Don’t Like America, and That’s Precisely Why I Should Stay Here

At that age of 92, Phyllis Schlafly is dead

I do not celebrate anyone’s death, but I will not sugar-coat their lives simply because they are dead. Schlafly was a Catholic woman, famous for her conservative activism. She opposed feminism, and, unfortunately, successfully campaigned against the Equal Rights Amendment. She was anti-choice, she didn’t believe marital rape existed, and she believed same-sex marriage was … More At that age of 92, Phyllis Schlafly is dead

“No More Baby Parts”

I wonder how many people have to die before people realize words have power. How many mothers, fathers, unarmed civilians have to die before people understand that some rhetoric isn’t just inflammatory, it’s lethal? I’m convinced that as long as domestic terrorists are sad white men using guns, the GOP won’t be too worried about … More “No More Baby Parts”

My Failures as a Southern Woman

Mississippi has created a culture which glorifies women, especially white women. As a young white woman here, I’ve grown up surrounded by the idea of Southern Belles and ladies. At age nine, my grandfather offered to send me to finishing school in North Carolina for several weeks one summer.

On Women in Divinity, or Why Hinduism isn’t Better for Women than Christianity

I’ve been a dabbler my entire life. As a child, I was determined I would be a world-class violinist, this gave way to piano, cello, guitar, ukulele, and mandolin (only two of which I can play at a sub par level). I wanted to be a poet, novelist, and famous song-writer. I played basketball, softball, … More On Women in Divinity, or Why Hinduism isn’t Better for Women than Christianity