Text Transcript: Very few people have an accurate perception on what feminist philosophy is. It’s as if feminist philosophy and feminism in general is a vast mystery that no one wants to talk about. What ideas people have about feminist philosophy tend to be steeped in myth and misperceptions. […]Read more
How About We Just Get Rid of Gender Labels?
My article from three years ago “The Problem with the Transgender Label” asked a question some people don’t want asked: does that label cause more problems than it solves? It remains one of my most-read articles with mostly positive responses. Unfortunately, the larger world is still fighting over the label […]Read more
Why Do People Use Hair Dye?
Dying one’s hair is changing one’s appearance. Why would someone do that? Is it as simple a matter as changing one’s shirt? What is really going on when people dye their hair? When we consider what clothing to wear, we consider practical matters and appearance. On the one hand, we […]Read more
Amazon’s Fashion Sexism
Is it subtle or blatant? It is blatant when you understand what you are looking at and why it’s portrayed that way. From its own home page, Amazon’s fashion sexism is plainly visible. Take a look at how men and women are portrayed differently in adverting, especially in the fashion […]Read more
Why Men Sexually Harass and Abuse Women
Amidst all of the revelations about high-profile men who have abused women, it is no surprise that our drive-by corporate media has not explored the question of why men sexually harass and abuse women. The media is interested in sensationalism and exploiting puerile interest in scandal. They are not interested […]Read more
The Strip of Flesh Phenomenon
I first noticed the strip of flesh phenomenon on a cold day January 2015. It was windy, rainy, with occasional snowflakes in the air. I was on my university campus on my way to teach my class. I was walking head down into the fierce wind the good half mile […]Read more
Are You a Fake Person?
Are You a Fake Person? If you have fake hair color, fake eyebrows, fake teeth whitening, and a fake tan, how are you not a fake person? Don’t give in to fake. Be natural.Read more
Look Fear in the Face
look fear in the face – Eleanor Roosevelt from You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life Eleanor Roosevelt is underappreciated as a person of wisdom. Her book, You Learn by Living is well worth reading. It embraces and illustrates one of my favorite ideas–that essential to […]Read more
Educate Women If you educate a man, you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman, you educate a nation. Half the Sky MovementRead more