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”

Masculine Pronouns For God: Why We’ve Got It Wrong And Why Jesus Is Worth A Closer Look

Before I became Christian in university, one of the biggest things that bothered me was that God and Jesus were always presented as explicitly male–even C. S. Lewis, who often has a more nuanced understanding as a lay person falls into this trap using some very culturally specific logic to portray God as inherently masculine.Continue reading “Masculine Pronouns For God: Why We’ve Got It Wrong And Why Jesus Is Worth A Closer Look”

Book Review: The Great Sex Rescue by Sheile Wray Gregoire

I recently read the newly released book The Great Sex Rescue: The Lies You’ve Been Taught and How to Recover What God Intended by Sheila Wray Gregoire, Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach, et al. The book is written out of an evangelical, purity culture context, and surveys over 20,000 women across several Christian denominations to get itsContinue reading “Book Review: The Great Sex Rescue by Sheile Wray Gregoire”

Tangled: An Author, Her Work, and Her Opinions

The Internet is ablaze at the moment with polarized views of author J. K. Rowling, who, over the course of the past few months has gone from nearly universally beloved to an icon of evil in the minds of many. The issue that has caused this reversal: her comments on gender transitioning, specifically of youngContinue reading “Tangled: An Author, Her Work, and Her Opinions”

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”

Poem: Grow Your Beard

When I was youngI wanted a beard.Thought it looked coolNothing more.When I was a young manHair started sproutingThe time to shave had come.My body betrayed meMy hand too weakMy coordination too poorMy hair growth too fast.Always spots I would missHated how I lookedHated that my failureWas all too obviousLiterally showing on my face.Many a-timeI toldContinue reading “Poem: Grow Your Beard”

Comfortable In The Nude: A Case Study of Body Confidence, Star Wars, and The Dragonriders of Pern

When I was around the age of 10, I started to become increasingly frustrated with my body. It did not perform as well as I would have liked, it was not developing the way I would have liked, and it was becoming more and more a source of ostracization and shame from my peers. YetContinue reading “Comfortable In The Nude: A Case Study of Body Confidence, Star Wars, and The Dragonriders of Pern”

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”