Back in the Stirrups Again — My Visit to the Gynecologist

Today I visited the gynecologist’s office for my annual exam. The visit reminded me intimately of why I’m a feminist and why feminism is still necessary today. Times have changed since the emergence of the women’s health movement in the 1960s (see Into Our Own Hands by Sandra Morgen) and since I read Mary Daly’s Gyn/ecology years ago and studied…

Food, Inc.

In Tampa last week, I saw the movie “Food, Inc.” at the Tampa Theatre.  The film made me feel sick to my stomach. After seeing it, I don’t want to eat anything ever again. Sort of like I don’t want to /buy/ anything ever again. Of course, I -will- eat, and I -will- shop, but I’m guilt-ridden about it. Food,…

“The Blacks vs. The Gays”

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference has recently had some internal conflicts over gay rights and Proposition 8. I learned about this from a group on Facebook called the Empowering Spirits Foundation. Apparently the national SCLC leadership has threatened to remove the Los Angeles chapter’s president (Rev. Eric P. Lee) because of his outspoken support of gay marriage. My first response…

Better Blogging

In preparing for revamping Vox and She-blog, I read a lot about blogging and what I should do to improve my blog and site. I violate many blogging conventions. It’s funny there are now “rules” about how to blog and what makes a good blog. I didn’t even know what a blog was when I started. It just seemed like…