Christianity isn’t the only religion that places restrictions, implicitly or explicitly, on the appearances of its adherents—Islam, predictably, is another that springs to mind—but it’s the only one that I have personal experience with, and I ended up with enough to say about it alone to fill a whole post. 924 more words
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Feminism is not some straightforward, objective force of justice. There’s the exclusion of anyone who isn’t white, cis-female and middle class, for starters. There are times when the ideas of feminism can be taken and transformed into something exclusionary and discriminatory, such as in the disgusting bigotry of… 659 more words
I am returning to Hélène Cixous’ astonishing book Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing. The section is entitled “The School of Roots.” 2,142 more words
You have killed.
You are a white male.
This land is “alien”.
You are using racial slurs.
The heat, at some point, will be unbearable. 46 more words
I don’t write about motherhood often. I mention my child so little, in fact, that I feel like most of my readers & social media followers are probably unaware that I am a mother. 2,412 more words