The response of Azusa Pacific University to Heath Adam Ackley’s coming out illustrates shifts in how evangelical are engaging the issue of transgender identity.
Why arguments conflating mental illness with abuse are dangerous and do a disservice to survivors of abuse and oppression.
A conversation about blackness, ethnicity, nationality, and identity.
Being “right” is less important than the effects of what we do.
Are feminists losing sight of how humor can oppress in a rush to be seen as funny?
The power of my own quest for authenticity may be my greatest lesson to impart as a parent.
I had grown into my name, and it suited me. Trust, however, that had I found a better name along the way, I would have snapped it up in a heartbeat, and to hell with anyone who judged me for doing so.
If there’s a single name that feels the least “real,” the most connected to social structures, cis-het-patriarchy and its assumptions, it’s the one I was given at birth.
While we’re demanding that women be treated equitably in this society, we’re saying that it’s up to women — still — to make the “proper” choice, like not taking their husbands’ names, to legitimize feminism.