Why doesn't she leave? Only she knows

This post was originally published in 2012, but is being revised and reposted because not much has changed in the world of victim-blaming since then. My thoughts are with Janay Rice and her daughter Rayven, both of whom are in even graver danger today than they were a few months ago. If I were the praying kind, my knees would be worn out for them. I love my feminist sisters and brothers, but they aren't perfect.  Feminists can be power trippers, backstabbers, and my-shit-don't-stinkers as much as any other segment of the human population....more
It's easy to misjudge what you don't understand. I can identify with the disbelief but it's only ...more

Why doesn’t she leave? Only she knows

This post was originally published in 2012, but is being revised and reposted because not much has changed in the world of victim-blaming since then. My thoughts are with Janay Rice and her daughter Rayven, both of whom are in even graver danger today than they were a few months ago. If I were the praying kind, my knees would be worn out for them ....more

10 things this feminist is afraid of (and one she’s not)

1. Heights 2. Centipedes, or as they’re known in our house, “creepy crawlies” 3 ....more

This book thing is actually happening

You’d think after five years of work I wouldn’t be surprised that I wrote a book, and yet…. ...more

Why do I write a blog?

I received...more

The Hobby Lobby debacle, in other people’s words

I’ve written that health care discrimination is wrong. I’ve written that we need a goddamn Equal Rights Amendment already. I just can’t bring myself to write anything more, so the Official Radical Housewife™ reaction to Burwell v ....more

To the trans friend who recently dropped me on Facebook

I’m sorry. I’m sorry because...more

My Son and #YesAllWomen

Last week my firstborn, 14-year-old Elliott, informed me that a group of girls at his middle school were (and I am quoting him directly here) "causing a fuss about #YesAllWomen." ...more
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