In Response of Sexual Abuse

If you’ve made your way to this post, I imagine you’re already aware of the sensitive subject nature to be discussed. Regardless, I’ll lead with two disclaimers: I’ll be writing about acts of sexual violence, their frequency, and how people, and in particular men, should respond. I am, by no means, an expert on the […]

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Why I March

On Saturday I had the privilege of gathering in Louisville with 5,000 other activists to rally in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington and the global protest for women’s rights. I am proud to know that many of my friends across the country were marching as well, though I know many of my friends were […]

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Jesus Feminism: Women in Media

In this journey through Jesus Feminism, I’ve largely focused on how the marketing schemes targeting women unveil a need for feminism–the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes–in and of themselves. But what about in the media? Specifically, I want to briefly examine how women are portrayed in video games and in sitcoms. Most […]

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Marketing of Women

While girls and women are marketed to, a much more insidious reality exists. Women are not just the target of marketing ploys, but are themselves marketed. To clarify, I don’t mean that women themselves are being bought and sold (though that is a very real tragedy of human trafficking, but is a blog for another […]

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Marketing to Women

Over a month ago I wrote a blog called “Marketing to Girls” that largely focused on a rigidly segregate toy department and costs of treating boys and girls as if they are different species. But “girl” is a passing stage of life that evolves into womanhood, so boys to manhood. And as bodies and minds […]

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Marketing To Girls

My best friend had a ditch behind his house. Growing up, one of our favorite things to do was to go play in the ditch, pretending it was a canyon, a river, a moat or whatever our small, imaginative minds could create. Looking back, it seems liberating to run outside, imagination flowing in the breeze, […]

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