Hello and thanks for stopping by! I hope this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Let’s get to know each other, shall we?
I’m a stay-at-home-feminist raising a new baby daughter in suburban Las Vegas. In any other town it would be a challenge to raise a strong young woman who can think for herself and stand on her own two feet. Las Vegas presents a whole new challenge to keeping a girl off the pole, so to speak.
Like most new parents, I am sleep-deprived. Like many feminists, I feel estranged from the Motherhood Establishment. And I’m tired of a world that is full of misogynistic, sexist, anti-woman bullshit. Conservatives say they’re sick of “tired feminist” rhetoric. Me too! So let’s have some fresh feminist discourse, between baby naps!
They talk a lot about what they are tired of, but here’s what makes me tired: I’m tired of having to educate closed-minded conservatives on why gender norms hurt girls and boys. I’m tired of having to talk about the same old stuff — like pay equity and reproductive politics — over and over again! And I’m tired of making the connections for them so they can understand why pay equity is not just a “woman’s issue” and not even just a family issue, but a whole society issue.
Raising my baby, with my loving, feminist husband, is a full-time job and I’m tired! I had to stop three times while writing this because of a breastfeeding session and a diaper blow-out, which required me to change the crib sheets and start a load of laundry. But the one thing I’ve learned over my years as a journalist, blogger and activist is that you can’t wait for someone else to do it for you. If you’re like me and you’re tired as hell about all the bullshit out there, then this is the place for you. And I don’t discriminate. Family is family. Heteros, gays, multi-generational, adoptive…whatever. I write from my perspective as a woman and a mother. But you are all welcome here.
Things are still a bit of a work in progress around here. Please be patient and feel free to share your thoughts or suggestions with me.