• activism,  equality,  feminist,  patriarchy,  womens rights

    The Resistance

    The Women’s March on Washington On Saturday, January 21st, women (and men) will take to the streets in Washington, D.C., and cities across the country (and the world) in solidarity for the rights of women, the vulnerable, and all citizens. The mission and vision of The Women’s March can be found on their website HERE. Briefly, here are the Unity Principles: We believe that Women’s Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women’s Rights. We must create a society in which women – including Black women, Native women, poor women, immigrant women, disabled women, Muslim women, lesbian queer and trans women – are free and able to care for and nurture their families,…

  • equality,  goals,  objectification,  personal development,  politics,  women

    Boobs or Brains? What defines you?

    Every now and then, the Parade magazine that comes in my Sunday newspaper actually runs an article of value and interest. This week, a David Gergen interview with retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is worth reading. O’Connor is one of my idols – she inspires me to think more and do more. She is a woman worth emulating. Gergen asks her about her experience in 1952 when, as a top law graduate from Stanford, she was unable to find a job. Why? It wasn’t because the economy was bad or she was shy or incompetent. It was because she was a woman. Stop and think about that for…

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  • business,  decisions,  equality,  gender,  ministry,  women,  women in business

    Warning! I’ve got ideas

    “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” ~Albert Einstein Einstein is perhaps more eloquent than I. A recent status on my Facebook page read: some days I think I need a Warning Label: “Big girl with big ideas and big mouth. Converse at your own risk.” That status resulted in my having someone make this sign and hold it up in Times Square and take a picture. That’s my warning label. Perhaps I have something in common with Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy who’s famous for saying, “I’m a man! I’m forty.” I’m well past forty, so I am certainly an adult. More than that, I’m…

  • equality,  religion,  women

    Funny stuff

    I ran across this blog post from last year while I was doing some research: Top 10 Reasons Why Men Shouldn’t Be Ordained. Some of the commenters are funnier than the list, especially the “you should read your Bible and repent” types. But I’m just a woman, what do I know?

  • equality,  men,  objectification,  respect,  women

    Men as Objects

    Once upon a time, women fought to become more than objects of men’s desires. They fought for the right to own property, to vote, for equal education, for equal pay and for the opportunity to live up to their full potential as human beings. All noble and laudable goals. So when I read this op-ed piece in the Daily Oklahoman, Child’s pay: Support collections, unwed births on rise, I wonder if the tables have now turned. Instead of women being the objects of men’s desires, men have become the objects of women’s desires. For many women and children, a man no longer plays a vital role in their lives. He…