.Cold rain turned his thin, white t-shirt translucent as he bent his body, like an umbrella, over the double stroller. The newborn baby cried and he cradled it against his chest with one hand while rooting in a diaper bag with the other. The girl, a big sister at three or four years old, sat quietly in the stroller – her brown eyes wide, her dark hair and pierced ears glinting in the early morning light. Continue Reading The Road is Wide, The Rain is Falling
This piece was originally posted on Women In Theology. Yesterday, at approximately 12:47 pm, I decided to abandon my workday, go home, turn off the internet, eat six slices of the pumpkin pie I baked the night before, cuddle up with my pups on the couch, and call it. […] Continue Reading #Metoo and Public Disclosures of Sexual Violence Perpetration: What’s a Listener to Do?
My friend Katarina Hedman wrote this on Facebook today. I asked if I could send it on. A couple of years ago I was at a Christian conference. The speaker was a completely ordinary charismatic with a dramatic voice, a suit, some extra pounds and was – of course – a man. Continue reading → Continue Reading The Toxic Church Culture that Causes Sexual Harassment – #MeToo
A few months ago, Macleans ran a piece that sent shivers of terror and guilt down the spines of parents of teenagers everywhere. It was called, “How the smartphone affected an entire generation of kids” and addressed the overwhelming connection between depression and mental health issues and the rise of the smartphone. […] Continue Reading Homo Reacticus
It’s time to talk about self-driving cars. Many technological innovations–Amazon Echo, an iPhone without headphone port, Sarahah–catch us by surprise. But self-driving cars have been under development since the 1980s, and shot into public view in 2009, when Google announced its hope to have a fully autonomous vehicle on the road by 2020. Continue reading Are Self-Driving Cars Even Ethical? Continue Reading Are Self-Driving Cars Even Ethical?
“One ship against the three of us? They are outnumbered.”
~Sergeant Azima Kandie in the “Detect, Deceive, Destroy” episode of The Last Ship
If you read this blog, you know I’m a fan of disaster and sci-fi stories, so it will come as no surprise that The Last Ship is part of my regular summer viewing. Continue Reading Last Ship: Family and mission
The women’s movement has shown they know how to use social media, and the latest indication of this is the “me too” reaction to the many sexual assaults of Harvey Weinstein. The producer and mogul of Miramax Films has been called out for his multiple sexual assaults over decades. More and more women declared that they were also victims of his attempted or successful assaults. Continue Reading Thoughts from a Cis Male on “Me Too”
(Sophia, happy as a clam, in her Daddy’s pick up truck.)A heavyset, gray-haired man, short and jovial, honed in on my cautious, serious daughter the moment she arrived. She was eight or nine at the time. […] Continue Reading How I Have Seen Men Treat My Daughter
As far as sins go, a rich older dude using his power and influence to sexually prey upon young women is about as unoriginal as they come. As long as men and power imbalances and women have been in existence (which is to say, forever), the former have been indecently and inexcusably forcing themselves upon […] Continue Reading Unoriginal Sin
Ebony and Steve return for another episode of Black Gal, White Guy to discuss climate change. Topics include: Ebony’s recommendation: Faces at the Bottom of the Well by Derrick Bell (1:55) Steve’s recommendation: When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert (5:11) Global weirding, denial of climate change, and why we need to care (9:03) How climate change affects some more harshly than others (21:54) Media representation of disasters and how they vary based on who is affected (27:30) Prioritizing how to respond with so many disasters (31:37) To contact BGWG, email firstname.lastname@example.org (not mennonerds.net as Steve accidentally...