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 […]Read more "In Response of Sexual Abuse"
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 […]Read more "Why I March"
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 […]Read more "Jesus Feminism: Women in Media"
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 […]Read more "Marketing of 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 […]Read more "Marketing to Women"
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“Men will undress you in their minds.” she said to me, shaming a teenage girl years older than me who she deemed to be ‘immodest’. “They are like animals. They’re only after one thing and they will take advantage of you.” This was what I was taught from the…
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, […]Read more "Marketing To Girls"