I’m very reluctantly starting to accept that people in the church will feel suspicious towards feminism. It used to annoy me that people still had so many misconceptions about it after all we’ve talked about, but I’ve been thinking about echo chambers lately, and how the things we scroll through on our newsfeeds channel our… Continue reading So you’re a church leader and you don’t like feminism…
I’m writing this at 10 pm in New Zealand. I’ve just spent hours sitting in front of a live feed, watching a fascist Cheezel rise to power over someone infinitely more qualified. From my window, I could see a very timely storm rolling its sleeves up. I even learned how to turn the TV on.… Continue reading How then shall we live?
By Alie Benge I went to a talk the other day by the queen of Australia – Melinda Tankard Reist. The topic sounds so grim that I didn’t even want to tell people where I was going, but it was about the sexualisation of children in Western society, and how the normalisation of images of… Continue reading Where Are The Men?
I always thought I’d end up as a missionary. I’d just kind of figured…
Here in Wellington we have an event every six weeks called the Radical Tea Party, where about 50 or so people get together, drink fair trade tea and talk about different social issues. Last night the topic was on feminism and I was asked to be on the panel. One of the questions given to… Continue reading Everybody’s Problem
I recently wrote some blog posts for an organisation called Destiny Rescue and Tara asked me to explain a bit about who Destiny Rescue is and why I like them so much. There are two posts. One on John Brown, here and another on Harriet Tubman, here Destiny Rescue is an organisation set up on almost… Continue reading Why Destiny Rescue
Ironically, my ‘coming out’ as a feminist was in a blog post titled ‘Why I Am Not a Feminist’. For a long time I maintained that while I held strong views on women’s rights, the label shouldn’t be necessary, just as there is no label for ‘not-racist’. It seemed obvious to me that women and… Continue reading Sorry, Not Sorry: Why I Use ‘That Word’
This started as a rage post. I was so bummed at everyone that I couldn’t concentrate during worship, so I sat down in church and started writing. Luckily I did that thing where you wait before posting something ragey. A lesson I’ve learnt and forgotten a number of times. So this is now a post-rage… Continue reading Overcoming Apathy