Posts tagged feminist anger
On Telling a Good "Bad Date" Story

Almost all my friends have these stories: the man who was trying to follow her home and only stopped when her boyfriend stepped in, turning it funny because her boyfriend isn't aggressive. The "I think a 50yo guy just tried to hit on me sir you could be my dad" story told with a smirk, brushing off the creepy manner of his approach. The jokes about sitting on men who take up too much space on public transit, even though few of us would be brave enough to assert ourselves in that way.

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What Feminist Study is Teaching Me About My Body

But such divides, while comforting in the moment, fail to deal with the whole of creation – fail to understand what it means to be uniquely created by God, to be a creature interacting with the physical world. It’s a bandage, not a fix, to our complicated relationships with body image and visions of our selves.

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Why Church Schisms are Not Easy Matters: Tony Jones, Ideological Purity, and Sin

And there’s the rub, when we’re dealing with human beings and communities and relationships. Breaking fellowship is a serious, serious thing, and not something to suggest lightly or proudly or bombastically, as Jones did. Instead, it is something that carries a weight, a heaviness. “Schism” is not a thing we simply declare and tell others to follow suit.

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My Liberation: Learning to Live Angry

When I was younger, I absorbed the idea that anger was never positive – if you were angry, that meant you hated your brother and hate was sin. I was never given a positive example of anger at injustice or anger at bad circumstances. As a result, I never knew what to do with anger when I felt it – I would let it explode in big dramatic ways, because then, at least, it’d be over with all in one go and I could go pray and ask forgiveness for it later.

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