An Open Letter to Mothers of Girls

Dear Moms of Girls, I always figured I would have daughters. I won’t go so far as to say I envisioned myself holding bundles of pink and sparkle, but in the back of my head I looked forward to raising kick-ass girls who would rock and roll; girls who would build on the momentum of…

Dear Angry White Guys

Let me start by saying I know a hell of a lot of white men across the board who do right every day, men who don’t just give equality lip-service, but show it in the way they live their lives. This message is not for them. This is for the angry, white men. I am so freaking tired…

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…

Nine White Men

The other day I ran across a quotation from Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. “When I’m sometimes asked when will there be enough [women on the supreme court]? And I say when there are nine, people are shocked. But there’d been…