Lessons From Cuomo: On Sexual Assault, Allyship, and Peformative Progressiveness

Today, after weeks of resisting calls to resign, Andrew Cuomo has officially announced his resignation as Governor of New York. Yet one notable feature of this announcement is a lack of repentance. Since the allegations first broke, Cuomo has been defending himself, stating that they are untrue, and he only ever had good attentions. This,Continue reading “Lessons From Cuomo: On Sexual Assault, Allyship, and Peformative Progressiveness”

A Month In Honour of Solo Sex: The History of Masturbation May, and Some Personal Reflections

Content warning: This blog post will talk about adult content and include frank discussion on sex and sexuality. If that’s not your cup of tea, best not read further. Masturbation May: A Brief History Recently, I’ve been seeing some posts by Hannah Witton, a sex educator I follow, who has been mentioning Masturbation May. IContinue reading “A Month In Honour of Solo Sex: The History of Masturbation May, and Some Personal Reflections”

Book Review: The Making of Biblical Womanhood by Beth Allison Barr

Yesterday, saw the release of a book I’ve been looking forward to for a while now: The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How The Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth by Beth Allsion Barr. I bought and read this book yesterday as soon as it was released and I highly recommend it! Barr masterfully draws onContinue reading “Book Review: The Making of Biblical Womanhood by Beth Allison Barr”

Real Allyship or Cynical Ploy: On Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm’s Modern Politics

During the recent Black Lives Matter protests in the spring and summer of 2020, actor John Boyega made headlines by bluntly stating that Lucasfilm and Disney mismanaged the Star Wars sequel trilogy, especially in its portrayal of actors of colour like Boyega himself and his co-star Kelly Marie Tran. More recently, the news broke thatContinue reading “Real Allyship or Cynical Ploy: On Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm’s Modern Politics”

Open Letter To J.K. Rowling July 2020

Dear Ms. Rowling, I’ve seen your tweets expressing concerns around gender transition, and I’ve read your essay on your website. Twitter not being the place for nuance, I understand your frustrations. I do want to address some of what you’ve been saying–especially since you’re doubling down on this issue. First, I want to address yourContinue reading “Open Letter To J.K. Rowling July 2020”

Recommended Reading: Books on Faith, Gender, and Sexuality

Hi all! The intersection of faith, gender, and sexuality has long been an area of interest to me–especially given my fascination with the politics of gender and sexuality that I took several courses in during my university days. I thought I’d put together the most current version of my recommended reading list with notes onContinue reading “Recommended Reading: Books on Faith, Gender, and Sexuality”

A Tale of Two Kisses: Star Wars, Feminism, Desire, and Representing Responsibly

Note: This post contains major spoilers for Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. Avoid reading if you haven’t seen the movie yet. I have done a post on the things I liked about The Rise of Skywalker–and having seen it a second time, I largely stand by that. The sequel trilogy as a wholeContinue reading “A Tale of Two Kisses: Star Wars, Feminism, Desire, and Representing Responsibly”

Poem: Take Back The Night 2019

We meet at the parkBrought togetherBy hope and rageBy grief and love.Survivors and alliesJoin togetherTo take back the night.We march through the streetHundreds strong.People watch.People glare.People cheer.Cars honkDrivers tap their fingers.We chantWe march.Awareness spreadsNotice is taken.We sit in a barAs stories are toldPoems are readMusic is sung.Laughter and tearsFlow and meld.Hope bloomsIn my bosom.I feelContinue reading “Poem: Take Back The Night 2019”

Book Review: Two Books on Christian Women Leaders In The Early Church

I recently read two books on early Christian women leaders and thought I’d combine the reviews as there was a fair bit of overlap between them. The first book was Crispina and Her Sisters: Women and Authority in Early Christianity by Christine Schenk. Largely based on analysis of tomb and sarcophagi art, the book madeContinue reading “Book Review: Two Books on Christian Women Leaders In The Early Church”

Book Review: Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister

I recently read Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger by Rebecca Traister, and thought I’d do a review. I’m hoping to start doing book, movie and TV reviews more regularly going forward. The book was quite good, and gave me a lot to think about. It provided some very good history ofContinue reading “Book Review: Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister”