“I’m not scared of heights; I’m scared of falling.” Somehow that seems like an appropriate caption for my life right now.
To be honest, responses like this are part of why I can’t trust liberal evangelicalism or Christian egalitarianism as a culture. There’s still a lot of reluctance even from evangelicals who oppose abusive and exclusionary theology to clearly and fully name it for what it is.
Content notes/TW: spiritual abuse, anti-trans prejudice, transmisogyny, family rejection I make an effort to consider many perspectives in my writing, but that’s no substitute for people telling their own stories. This is part of why I’m so excited to have Kiri on board as a contributor to AWH. Kiri will [...]
Major trigger warning: extreme rape and rape culture apologism, victim blaming, slavery and Confederacy apologism. Note: this is a long post. If you only have time to read part of it, I’d recommend starting here. The following is a quote by Douglas (Doug) Wilson, a complementarian pastor, from his book [...]
Note: discusses relationships between gender/sex and anatomy. This morning my daughter asked me if her dad pees out of his butt. Back up for a moment. Mr. G and I are both feminists (shocker, I know), and committed to applying what we believe about gender equality and female empowerment to [...]
Being high up tends me to make me feel nervous. Flying, tall buildings, that sort of thing. It’s not a proper phobia, just a niggling and persistent discomfort. I’ve got a standard line when I explain this to people: I’m not scared of heights; I’m scared of falling. Somehow that [...]
There’s a very rigid, narrow script that you have to follow if you want to “do things right” in white American evangelicalism. It’s a script that covers everything from the utterly mundane to huge, life-altering decisions. Evangelical God, you see, has a lot of very specific and strongly-held opinions about all manner [...]
Only day 4 of NaBloPoMo (or NaBloWriMo if you prefer), and I’m already having to write my first post that isn’t pre-scheduled or closely edited. Well, the idea was to get me to write more spontaneously and get my thoughts out quickly, so I guess it’s working! Anyone else doing Nano/nablowrimo [...]
Are Women Human? is now on Facebook – you can “like” AWH using the button in the right sidebar, or on the AWH Facebook page, also linked in the sidebar. Sorry for the long and unexplained absence from the blog! I had a number of obligations and was also on the [...]