The Problem with All Lives Matter

I have numerous problems with the All Lives Matter counter-movement, but the biggest is the hypocrisy buried in those three words. You see, many–not all–but many of the folks who proclaim ALL lives matter mean exactly the opposite. They mean the lives they choose to encompass in their personal, cherry-picked version of ALL. Millions of Americans…

Heart of Darkness

We had a discussion with a group of tweens and teens recently about why feminism still matters. “But shouldn’t we be about equal-ism?” One of them piped up. I understood where she was coming from. After all, this generation of girls have been afforded the most freedom since Pagan goddesses ruled the stones. But she is…

You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down

There have been a few things gnawing at the edge of my consciousness lately. First the ever-present backlash against Hillary Clinton. I’ve been watching from behind my hand as she maintains a slippery grip on what seemed a surefire nomination–again. Then there is trying to make sense of the dialogue and anger directed at Beyoncé in response…