On Being a Woman in a Universe Ruled by the God of Male Supremacy

The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. When he prepared the heavens, I was there. I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him. Blessed [ashre] is the man that heareth me.                                 … Continue reading On Being a Woman in a Universe Ruled by the God of Male Supremacy

On The Power by Naomi Alderman

This was a simultaneously enjoyable and agonizing bit of feminist literature. Alderman illustrates for readers what it is like to be a woman in today's world by flipping it on its head and imagining a universe where women are becoming the dominant sex, thanks to the development of a new biological power that renders men's … Continue reading On The Power by Naomi Alderman

When God Was a Woman by Merlin Stone

For most of my life, I had believed that male supremacy was always the order of things, from the very beginning of time, and that everything we women would ever have would be because all the men got together and said "Okay. We agree that you can have birth control and that 70-cents-on-the-dollar job." (Or … Continue reading When God Was a Woman by Merlin Stone

Mormon Feminism: A Review

I was pleasantly surprised to discover this collection of essays, poems, and scholarly articles written by Mormon feminists over the last 40+ years. (Mormon feminists, you might ask? Isn't that an oxymoron? No. We are actually OxyMormons.) Having grown up in a culture that taught me that women don't have anything of value to say, … Continue reading Mormon Feminism: A Review

A tale of two futures: A response to The Handmaid’s Tale

This dystopian novel takes place in an alternative historical timeline in the United States (US). When the novel begins, members of the US government have been executed, including the president and all of congress. A new theocracy has taken power and eliminated women’s rights to own property, work for pay, read, fall in love, choose whom … Continue reading A tale of two futures: A response to The Handmaid’s Tale