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…

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Recently I chaperoned my son’s 1st grade class on a field trip to an art museum. We marched, two by two toward the train and two by two on the fifteen minute walk from train to museum (this is Denmark, we walk, no chartered, cushy busses for us). As we tripped along I tried to…