- Women and anger:
Our culture has a huge problem with women who do not appear to be happy every hour of the day and night. I believe this is magnified with mothers, who are not only supposed to be Happy Smiling People constantly by virtue of their gender but also by virtue of their glorious state, the role of mother, which is supposed to be JOY. Right? Unhappy mother=bad mother.
Unfortunately this does not reflect reality, as Bernadine P Healy says in the Journal of Women’s Health, Vol 7(4), pp. 393-394: “…. studies have shown that within family life, women with or without children are actually angrier than men. As children arrive, and their numbers increase, women’s anger increases even more…. Anger management strategies for women are suggested including biological and rational responses to anger stimuli and turning free-floating anger to constructive purposes.”
- Translating Wal-Martese into English:
Dear Fornicating Harlot,
Shut up about the birth control already. Your comments and concerns are so very important to us, that we responded to your questions about our policies with an uninformative form letter.
To get a copy in the original Wal-Martese, sign this petition.
- Eco-poverty – one of these days Christy will convert me to Rhetorical Deism:
In addition to being a profoundly beautiful story, I love the theological implications of God creating the earth. At every stage, God blessed it and hallowed it and said that it was good – all the plants and trees and birds and fish and animals. It was all growing and running and singing and swimming, and God liked it all. Then God played in the dirt and blew us full of the breath of God and thought that we were the best thing ever. The deepest truth is not that we are wounded. The deepest truth is that we’re good. We tend to forget that about ourselves – and each other.
- And finally, a kitten.