How Not to React to Miley Cyrus on Gender and Sexuality

Miley Cyrus: a name that conjures many images. Some think of the young girl who played Hannah Montana in their child’s favorite television show. Others imagine the leotard sporting, foam finger wearing woman dancing with Robin Thicke at the VMA’s. Now more often than not it’s the latter. And either way her name makes people raise eyebrows. Cyrus is aware of her ability to turn heads, “when you have all eyes on you, what are you saying? And that’s what I had to ask myself a lot. It’s like, I know you’re going to look at me more if my breasts are out, so look at me. And then I’m going to tell you about my foundation for an hour and totally hustle you.” 


Happy Birthday Carol Burnett!

Happy Birthday Carol Burnett!

On April 26, 1933 one of the funniest women in history was born, Carol Burnett.


Burnett was born in San Antonia, Texas but moved only a few years later to Hollywood, California with her grandmother. After high school Burnett attended the University of California, Los Angeles, studying English and theater arts. Burnett was ready to break into acting; she left school a year early to move to New York.


Why I Vote for Yoga Pants

This post was originally posted on The Good Men Project which you can check out here!

Earlier this year Christian blogger Veronica Partridge published a piece titled, “Why I Chose To No Longer Wear Leggings,” explaining her new leggings free lifestyle. In the post Partridge says this decision was “weighing heavy on my heart.” She discussed the problem she was having with her husband. His response helped her make her decision, “Yeah, when I walk into a place and there are women wearing yoga pants everywhere, it’s hard not to look. I try not to, but it’s not easy.” Yikes.


Happy Birthday Elizabeth Blackwell!

Happy Birthday Elizabeth Blackwell!

This month I started reading Generation Roe about the current pro-life culture in the United States (side note: TOTALLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!) In a chapter about medical history it was noted that Elizabeth Blackwell was the first accredited female doctor in the United States, earning this title in 1949. When I looked up more information I found that her birthday was February 3, 1821. Clearly a sign to start back up the monthly birthday posts.



Back and Forth – Stumbling Into Being a Feminist Woman

Let’s face it; it is really hard to be a human being. Conforming to the pressures dictated to us by what perceived gender we are is a big job.

Some days I wake up and feel like putting on make up, doing my hair and spending a few minutes to carefully pick an outfit. Most days I wake up, quickly pick some clothes out and throw my hair in a bun. I enjoy both instances but my feelings behind which one I choose are complicated.