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
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
In December, I won the Yip Harbug Youth Activist Award from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. For a moment, I was overwhelmed by the generosity of FFRF and I felt so proud of the work I had done, but, ultimately, I hadn’t done much of anything at all. I won my award for an opinion … More Activism in a Time of Hashtags
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”
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.
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
Three months before my seventeenth birthday, I sat in my room with anxious sweat on my palms. After dating for two years, my boyfriend and I decided we were ready to have sex. My mother, a self-proclaimed “liberal in Republican’s clothes,” had always told me I could come talk to her when I felt ready … More Sex as a Southern Woman: a Story about Shame