The Feminist Stages of Grief: Despair, Hope, Certainty

If not now, when? If not her, who? If not against him, how? These three rhetorical questions circle around my mind every few hours, like an awful song I can't get out of my head. At first the words were white-hot: angry and bitter. Now, however, they are grey: dejected and defeated. There is no … Continue reading The Feminist Stages of Grief: Despair, Hope, Certainty

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A Vote Against Political Correctness

https://twitter.com/CraigKellyMP/status/796266175575404544?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw You're right, Craig. On Tuesday, many Americans (thought not the majority) voted against political correctness. At first, it felt like: A vote against upholding any kind of social standards against bigotry and sexism. A vote against the menacing spectre of equality. A vote against the basic idea that we should treat people with respect and decency. Oh, and: … Continue reading A Vote Against Political Correctness

The Barren Card: Hillary, Julia, Leadership and Motherhood

Louis C.K. captured the problem this week in his well-intentioned but deeply problematic Clinton endorsement: “To me, it’s really exciting to have the first mother in the White House. That’s what I think this is, it’s not about the first woman, it’s about the first mom… because a mother, she’s just got it, she just does … Continue reading The Barren Card: Hillary, Julia, Leadership and Motherhood

Why I cry when I see political cartoons of Hillary Clinton breaking glass ceilings

This is a question I have been asking myself since the 2016 Democratic National Convention when Hillary Rodham Clinton, the first female nominee for a major party for President of the United States of America, figuratively and visually smashed the patriarchy. Hills shattered onto the screen through a collage of past male POTUSes, like a Microsoft Powerpoint … Continue reading Why I cry when I see political cartoons of Hillary Clinton breaking glass ceilings