Category: feminism

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Othering Under The Guise of “Helping”

A pedestal itself is a separation.  A tool for “othering“.  Othering is: A term, advocated by Edward Said, which refers to the act of emphasizing the perceived weaknesses of marginalized groups as a way...

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Enlisting Allies

Sometimes as a Mormon feminist I get a bad reputation for being critical, negative, harsh, overbearing, and seeing everything as a nail on which to bang my man-hating hammer (Well that last one is...

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ERA: The Past

This picture was taken at the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, home to Alice Paul and the early suffragettes, during the 40th anniversary of the March 22, 1972 passage of the ERA through Congress. I...

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War, Part Two

Since the “war on women” began I have heard several friends, pundits, politicians express disbelief that access to contraception and women’s empowerment are in any way correlated. This is a shocking assertion to me...

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Finding My Voice

There was a point in my life when I started experiencing a great deal of religious angst.  I was desperate for an open environment where I could blab about all of my questions and...

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War, Part One

I was seven months pregnant in October of 2010 when my midwife alerted me to the fact that my chosen post-pregnancy method of birth control, a copper IUD, might not be available. A proposed...