This week we’ve got tributes to the dearly departed, gun violence statistics, Freddie Mercury biopic news, and more. Let’s get right to it.
As a note, I will be using “we” in this essay. It’s difficult because “we” is not easily defined and I am not an authority. “We” will always be more complex than words can cover. “We” always lacks in various representation and “we” does not always cover “we.” I will use it in reference to mainstream feminism, “we” as those who align ourselves with that cause. ‘Cause “we” needs some work. Read More Unpacking Feminism’s Backpack
I am an ally for LGBTQ people. In the past few years, I have been educating myself on these issues and all forms of oppression, exploring diversity in its many variations and definitions. And just when I was getting pretty comfortable – don’t do that because it means you’re getting smug – life threw me a curveball. My teenaged son came out to me two weeks ago. BOOM. Read More My Son Came Out to Me. Now What?
It’s national Bullying Awareness week, a topic we will be covering extensively. In the course of my research for an upcoming article, I stumbled upon a website on bullying created by Focus on the Family, a group not known for its acceptance or tolerance of anyone who does not believe the same way as Focus on the Family. I’ll defend anyone’s right to worship how, when and Whom they choose, but my defense stops when someone – anyone – uses their religion as a weapon. Read More Focus on the Family: Moralizing from the Bully Pulpit