Category feminism

May Our Sons be Men

The proper function of everything must be looked for. The proper function of power is to protect. -Blaise Pascal Recently the news has been ablaze with the story of a woman who was sexually assaulted by a Stanford student. Many have been outraged (rightly) at his absurdly light sentencing for his crime. Too many have […]

I Hold No Hope in Democracy

November is quickly approaching and the political atmosphere seems to be looming over everything. I don’t enjoy politics, but as George Orwell says, “In our age there is no such thing, as ‘keeping out of politics’. All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.” I […]

The Essence of Motherhood

The calendar has told me it’s Mother’s Day again, and although I hold cynicism over a holiday created to sell more Hallmark cards, I am thankful for the opportunity to reflect on Motherhood. In the midst of the trenches of raising littles: explaining that toys must be shared as giant tears fall from chubby cheeks, […]

Marriage: So Much More Than a Partnership

My husband recently matched into a residency program on the other side of the country, far from the area I have considered home the entirety of my short life. The Pacific Northwest, with its mountains kissing ocean, its gloomy rain and gloomier culture, has shaped my childhood and most of my adulthood. The enormity of […]

The Folly of Scientific Dogma

The issue of abortion has been gridlocked in debate for many years, and often our attempts to move forward end in frustration. I think that may be because we’re asking the wrong question most of the time, and seeking to answer multi-disciplinary questions through only one avenue of thought, namely science. The problem is the […]