Pussy Power: Walking Our Talk

Feline, cats (catty), cougar, pussy, kitten—all slang terms used for women and girls—Meow! In the past, all of these terms (and many more) have been used to shame and denigrate women and girls, trying reduce us to some form of “animal.” Additionally, the term pussy, … continue reading » “Pussy Power: Walking Our Talk”

Language of Patriarchy, Part 1

The language of patriarchy is distinct, unmistakable, and thus, most importantly, recognizable. Patriarchal language reveres and enshrines double-talk, spin, lies, vitriol, deceit, and deception. Patriarchal language shows itself by being itself: demeaning, debasing, hateful, angry, vulgar, ugly, racist, violent, taunting, controlling, bullying, objectifying, tyrannical, vile, … continue reading » “Language of Patriarchy, Part 1”

Appreciation for progress

ppreciation buoys up my spirit today as I read a news article by Donna Kakissis (found here) about the  new progressive Greek cabinet. Not because the newest Greek governing body follows the “same old-same-old” actions of only appointing men to senior positions in the cabinet.  … continue reading » “Appreciation for progress”