Category Archives: feminism

Well, then clearly I should be gay!

A nun in North Carolina is facing well deserved criticism from students and parents after holding an assembly on sexuality at Charlotte Catholic High School. In this assembly she told students that some of the reasons people “become gay” include having divorced parents, watching pornography or practicing masturbation. Now let’s face it, if this were […]

Nobody gets to have a say in the size of your family, least of all your employer!

There is a fabulous new BDN blog, launched last month, called “We’re {not} having a baby!” written by Amy and Lance Blackstone! Considering that I have had many babies, you may not think I would enjoy this blog. However, after taking Professor Amy Blackstone’s online class a few years ago, the Sociology of Gender, I became […]

Dear Susan Dench: I’ve figured it out! You are secretly a Liberal aren’t you! ; )

  Dear Susan Dench: I’ve finally figured it out! You aren’t fooling me. You are secretly a Liberal! This is just an act, to get us to see the stupidity of ultra-conservative views! Phew! We almost believed you there for a minute. I didn’t realize you were Maine’s own Stephen Colbert! The pearls really made […]

It’s not you, it’s me!

People often scoff at little bits of wisdom handed down from the women in their lives with the phrase “oh that’s just an old wives tale.” The term came about because women’s knowledge was, at one time, less valued than men’s, and certainly a married women, whose whole world consisted of her home, could not […]

Physical illness for women does not equal insanity, not in the 19th Century and not today!

“Mass hysteria,” that is the diagnosis that doctors have given a strange medical condition that has suddenly affected a dozen teenage girls in an upstate New York school, according to a report this week by MSNBC. Each of these young women is experiencing facial ticks, and uncontrolled body movements. Officials say there are no physiological […]