Gender Roles


Mom’s Night Out Might Just Stay In 1

I was invited to an early screening of a movie being released on Mother’s Day weekend. My friends Melanie, Carisa and I settled into our seats with our swag bags with open minds. Until the dude said “this movie is faith-based” and has a nice but lighthearted message. I’m open […]


A Little Experiment 28

I’m curious. Some of the peeps and I have been talking about gender roles in reading and writing. I’ll spare you the dogma and diatribes, and you’re welcome. Today, I’m going to give us a test. The following four excerpts are from novels I have read. Can you tell which […]


Suffragette City 11

She said he put something in her drink. That she said no. That they were dating, though, so it was her fault. When she told her parents, they shamed her for losing her virginity. She was walking home from a night class. He followed her, attacked her on campus. She […]


Who Says You Can’t Change the World?

I’m visiting my friend Ed Cyzewski’s blog house today. Come over and say hi. I’m sharing for his Women In Ministry series, with which I am in love. Here’s a taste: Unlike other contributors to this fantastic series, I do not have a story of overcoming institutional oppression. I cannot […]


State of Dismay 5

Next week I will review of Pam Hogeweide’s new book “Unladylike,” which is knocking my socks off. But Pam raises some important questions that seem uncannily prescient in light of recent current church events. I don’t want to rehash the scandals, the uproars or the opinions, but social media streams […]


Are Girls Welcome? 8

It was an innocent tweet. I was excited. I did not intend to stir the pot. Usually, if there’s a pot to be stirred, I’d rather do it intentionally. Here we go (@ LEGOLAND Florida w/ 8 others)¬†http://t.co/8rlOFoOi10:34am, Jan 05 from foursquare See? Just a little tweet about being under […]