Do you identify as a feminist? If so, what does that mean? We challenge the idea of “choice feminism” while discussing our personal struggles with decisions we’ve made that may or may not be perceived as “feminist.”
From wedding planning to encountering sexism in seminary, we talk about the formative moments in our lives that helped us define our feminist values–and even called them into question from time to time.
What We’re Reading
Katey attempts to find her inner peace with Thich Nhat Hahn‘s No Mud, No Lotus with practical tips on how to deal with the pain and suffering of life through meditation and mindfulness. Plus: it’s short!
Ashley reads the debut novel The Mothers by Brit Bennett about the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters, and the rippling effects of those connections as daughters navigate the world on their own.
Kindreds of the Moment
- Think you’re a “bad feminist”? Well, you’re in good company. Watch writer Roxane Gay‘s TED talk on being a bad feminist.
- Friend of the show Dr. Willie Parker, an ob/gyn who provides abortion and author of Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice, talks about his plan to dismantle the patriarchy
- Learn what it means to be a womanist (and a feminist!) and how important that language is
- If you’re interested in the intersections of faith and feminism, check out the Feminism and Religion blog, featuring contributors like feminist theologian Carol Christ
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