Category: Feminism

Through the Stones

The fear I thought I’d banished came roaring back after my husband went on a test drive with a salesman with his mask hanging below his nose. It’s that precarious – my bravado. Yesterday, around dinnertime, I scrolled through my phone to see a… Continue Reading “Through the Stones”

The End of a Time

In her prime, she had long flowing gray hair. And flowing skirts and capes. I want to say capes but it was probably sweaters or shawls, it was a time when everyone wore flowing things. She had the look of a dispossessed queen coming… Continue Reading “The End of a Time”

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… Continue Reading “A Reflection on Elizabeth Warren’s Exit”

#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… Continue Reading “#RipUpTheSpeech”

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… Continue Reading “Bernie’s Mistake”

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… Continue Reading “Advent 5: Dress Up”

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… Continue Reading “Emancipation”

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… Continue Reading “It Only Took One Question to Make Me Go Sit Down”

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… Continue Reading “Alabama”

Arrive Early

Sit in front, don’t hide Your body is a statement Presence claims its space

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