Category Archives: Feminism

Keep on Complaining

This is an open letter to those of you who are younger than me — and to my generation too. My generation was filled with complainers. Mirroring the Rolling Stones’ song, we weren’t satisfied. We complained about women not being … Continue reading

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A Bit More About Self-Censorship

I discovered a wonderful quote in agreement with my post about self-censorship (here’s that post).  Sue Monk Kidd wrote the following in The Dance of the Dissident Daughter,  and I hope she won’t mind me sharing it. “Women themselves condition … Continue reading

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Women’s Liberation, Part 2: Self-Censorship

Previously, I have written about the Women’s Movement and sexism, most recently here.  Now I’d like to focus a little attention on language, specifically on how words easily and unconsciously shape culture. As Marilyn Frye wrote (I believe in the … Continue reading

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Women’s Liberation, Part 1

How does oppression affect women right now?  What can the Women’s Liberation Movement[1]  do? How can that movement wade through the quagmire of countless issues to define women’s oppression to others? While it is true that all societies influence every … Continue reading

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Feminism and Christianity

Recently I’ve been studying Christianity from different viewpoints.  In particular, I’ve been considering the role of women in Christianity. While some churches honor women, we cannot deny that others are misogynistic.  Is there a way to separate that misogyny from … Continue reading

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