Category Archives: Musings

Channeling My Inner Cyndi Lauper and Putting the Religious Right on Notice

The subject of birth control should be far from controversial. To many women, the only thing controversial about it is that we’re still fighting this battle. I’ve loved Cyndi Lauper since I first watched her video, Girls Just Want To Have Fun. This was back in the eighties, and she was the most outrageous person… Continue Reading

Intersectionality is Sometimes Bullshit

Intersectionality is Sometimes Bullshit

“My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit.” This is not a new phrase, but it’s being said with renewed vigor on social media these days. Briefly, intersectionality means that systems of oppression intersect and cannot be considered independently of each other. I agree with this. In fact, in college, I got mad… Continue Reading

Shame, Shame, Shame

Shame, Shame, Shame

No one likes to be shamed. No. One. I was fed a steady diet of shame and blame as I grew up, so I’ve become really sensitive to it. I was taught that I was responsible for other people’s emotional well-being, and I tried my best to make my mother happy – to no avail.… Continue Reading