Incels, Lobsters, Slut-Shaming, and Consent

I can’t help but think that Peterson’s choice of solution betrays a lack of scope and imagination, which indicates what he values (young men feeling good about themselves) and doesn’t value (women’s agency). … More Incels, Lobsters, Slut-Shaming, and Consent

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“No Excuses”: Motherhood, Choice, and Getting Angry

Yes, I knew that people loved their children with a love that filled their life with a deeper meaning and significance than they could ever have imagined. But I also felt at that time that the world was wide open to me, and I had no idea what treasures of love and significance and willing self-sacrifice I might discover down any given avenue in my future. … More “No Excuses”: Motherhood, Choice, and Getting Angry

This is My Body, Not Yours: Bodily Autonomy and Why I’m Pro-Choice

There are a lot of great concepts that one can see running like threads through Christian thought down the ages, but I’m not aware of bodily autonomy being one of them. In fact from my own past experiences in the little corner of the religion that I inhabited, I can see a lot that runs counter to the idea, put in simple terms, that my body is mine and your body is yours. … More This is My Body, Not Yours: Bodily Autonomy and Why I’m Pro-Choice