This blog post has been a journey of sorts of constantly looking backwards, forwards, and sideways. I wrote about #MeToo a few months ago, making a stance that ultimately, our job is to support a victim of sexual harassment/assault and to encourage these victims to not be afraid to speak up. Until that blog post, I was silent when topics of sexual harassment or assault came … Continue reading Are We Free in Our Sexual Revolution?
Let’s start with talking about me. I have been called a hot mess. All-over-the-place. Picture a forgetful stiletto-snapping female who still smells of college. I make last-minute plans, stroll straight into compromising situations (read ‘When I Went to a Burlesque Show’), and flaunt my naïveté like knockoff Pandora bracelets. With that in mind, I found an article on Whole Magazine called ‘Work and the Modern Christian … Continue reading What to Do When You’re a Hot Mess
Trigger warnings: sexual harassment, sexual assault. It seems like everyone is talking about it recently. From the Harvey Weinstein scandal to the #MeToo trend, there has been a dialogue about sexual harassment and assault going on that has been making me think. Everywhere I look, it is there. All I have to do is go on social media to see my friends use #MeToo in order to … Continue reading Me Too: Why Speaking Up is Important
So! A few weeks ago, I introduced a new app that Savvy and I are designing called EDGE, the Dating App for Interesting Christians. Basically, it was in response to a handful of my friends (admittedly, mostly guys) who expressed how they want to meet a Christian girl – but a really cool, interesting Christian girl. Honestly, I understand this COMPLETELY. When I was single, … Continue reading Manic Pixie Churchgirl
We asked guest blogger, Ashley, to write about one thing: MEN. Here’s what she has to say: I don’t think I’ve ever sat down to specifically write about men. I typically write about topics when I don’t think there is gender involved (so about men, the power dominant social group generally deems itself invisible) or I set out to specifically highlight women or women’s contributions. … Continue reading Well, Actually… the Patriarchy Hurts Men Too
We asked guest blogger, Vinny, to divulge his thoughts. Here’s what he has to say: What do I think of women? Rachel, you are going to get me assassinated. Well here goes. First, I want to start off by saying that any views I have of women or womankind in general are exactly that. General. This general view is limited and solely based on women … Continue reading What I Think of Women
Are you tired of the same old Christian bachelors and bachelorettes at church every day? Do you wish you could meet someone who shares your faith but is also edgy, cool, and interesting? Look no further than EDGE the dating app for interesting Christians. Savvy and I have designed a system that will help you find your Adam or Eve who is also super, super … Continue reading The Dating App for Interesting Christians
“You should smile more. You’re a very pretty girl.” I snap out of my trance in time to notice the man walking past me. Did he just tell me to smile? My skin itches but I can’t blame him. Smiling is part of my job. As I mentioned in one of my recent blogs, “the Graduate Life,” I hostess at the local pub & grill. … Continue reading Emotional Labor
A few weeks ago, when it was my turn to post a blog piece, I wrote on Feminist Theology and how Christians can be feminists by fighting sexism as a sinful tendency (find it here). I was dancing on rainbows when readers commented with their thoughts and their challenges to the idea. (Please, please, please keep doing that.) But I wondered why Christians get uncomfortable … Continue reading Christianity and Feminism (Part II)
“I’m Christian, but I am a feminist.” This is a statement made in Buzzfeed’s cringeworthy video, “I’m Christian, but I’m not…” (Journalist Mollie Hemingway can explain why it’s cringeworthy here). Anyway, you don’t have to be a literature student to read that statement and realize its implications. Being Christian—a follower of Christ—and a feminist—one who believes in equality of the sexes—can be surprising. Probably because of … Continue reading Christian AND Feminist?