Category: Feminism

A Reflection on Elizabeth Warren’s Exit

A big part of me thinks that women mourning Elizabeth Warren’s exit from the presidential race are a bunch of chumps. Why? Because they fell for it. She’s so smart. She’s so well-prepared. She has as plan for everything. It’s what we’ve always wanted…

#RipUpTheSpeech

Nancy Pelosi standing up in her white suit and ripping Trump’s lie-encrusted State of the Union speech in half in front of the entire world was the most honest, authentic, righteous action I have seen in years. According to The Week, when asked later…

Bernie’s Mistake

Bernie Sanders isn’t alone in wondering if a woman can be elected president of the United States. I’ve wondered the same thing. I’ve said the same thing: I don’t think a woman can be elected president. I think Hillary Clinton’s loss had an enormous…

Advent 5: Dress Up

Nancy Pelosi is the glory of old. She is the white suit, high heels, red lipstick glory of old. She is the I know what I believe and what I have to do glory of old. She is the I’ve got the votes or…

Emancipation

I’ve about had it with bras. This morning, I reached for a long-sleeved t-shirt and a turtleneck (we’re up north, don’t you know, so I have to layer) and looked around for my bra which I had left downstairs. Lest you think otherwise, I…

It Only Took One Question to Make Me Go Sit Down

“Who would vote for you?” I’d scheduled a lunch meeting with my longtime mentor, a former priest who was an administrator at the local anti-poverty agency where I was working, to tell him I was thinking of running for Alderman. And that was the…

Alabama

I can’t even talk about Alabama because, if I do, if I even start thinking about it, I’ll start hating on people and that’s contrary to where I want to go with my life at this point since I’ve resolved to stop making people…

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