Category Archives: gender

Resolved: to discover fire

“Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.” ― Pierre Teilhard … Continue reading

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O Rex Gentium

  O Rex Gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti. O King whom all the peoples desire, you are the cornerstone which makes all one. O come and save … Continue reading

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A question for the Sexy Pumpkins

To admit my bias from the start I will begin by saying I don’t find dressing provocatively to be a form of female empowerment. Due to my aversion to exercises in futility, I don’t often engage in arguments about this, … Continue reading

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A Guide to LadyVoting

This just in! I’m a woman voter. Apparently this says something about me, and politicians believe they can use this information to appeal to me.The first thing it says about me is that I like pretty pink fonts. Who knew? … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes, volume 12 (debate edition)

— 1 — Between a senate debate on Monday and a presidential debate on Wednesday, I was glued to the tv this week. I’ll be in my home state this weekend, and a sad, pathetic part of me hopes I … Continue reading

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Honorary girl

Let me preface this all with a ****deeeeeep sigh****. I have often wondered if I could summon the same irritation with a member of the party I normally support that I conjure when someone with whom I politically disagree says … Continue reading

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Not Real Enough

First, a confession: sometimes I get angry at God for making me a woman. It is we who are victims. It is we who suffer “violence-against-“. It is we who are told when and where we should walk, and with … Continue reading

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The morning news and our fat @#$*s

Sometimes when I don’t want to stay up until eleven (which is always), but I am not quite ready for sleep, I turn on that rare broadcast: the ten o’clock news. Pickings are slim around that time, so I’m stuck … Continue reading

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The Woman on the Mat Next to Mine

As a child, I occasionally became envious of girls more athletic than I. This was before I learned to envy women’s bodies, and only envied what those bodies could do. When I became jealous my mother in her wisdom would … Continue reading

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The untruths we’re told about what “all men” are like

The first platitude I remember hearing about “all men” was when I was told at fifteen that all men are just interested in sleeping with you, and after that they will ignore you. (The young man told me this as … Continue reading

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