Category Feminism/Gender

Exploring 12 Years a Slave: A Review Round-Up

12 Years a Slave is the best film I’ve thus far in 2013. It is the third film from British filmmaker Steve McQueen who continues to be one of the most talented directors living today. His knack for powerful framing and camera movement that reflects the nature of the scene is uncanny. He’s also unique […]

The Violent Bear It Away: Christianity, Masculinity, and Violence

  “From the days of John the Baptist until now, the Kingdom of God suffers violence, and the violent bear it away.” Matthew 11:12 “The necessity is for men to redefine masculinity, to produce a masculinity whose desire is no longer dependent on oppression, no longer policed by homophobia, and one that no longer resorts […]

Where I’ve Been

If anyone takes a look at my blog they will notice that in between February and May there was a rather significant dead period on the blog. This is due to many contributing factors. First being that I was busy with the worst semester of my life. Second being that I was writing a lot […]

Why Feminism is Still Important and Relevant: Feminism & the Body

This third (and final) post  comes from a good friend I met at Biola. She is a compassionate, justice driven, intelligent woman who will do a lot of good in the world. Her story is a powerful and intense one that I’m honored to post. Trigger Warning: domestic abuse and abuse culture. *** I am […]

Why Feminism is Still Relevant and Important: The Power of Academic Feminist & Queer Theory

 This is the second post out of four concerning the continued  importance and relevance of feminism. All four will be about different aspects of feminism and all will be from different voices. Read the introduction to the series here. Jason Brown is another friend and colleague of mine from my time at Biola University.  During his time at Biola he constantly strived […]

Why Feminism is Still Important and Relevant: Faith & Feminism

This is the first post out of four concerning the continued  importance and relevance of feminism. All four will be about different aspects of feminism and all will be from different voices. Read the introduction to the series here. Today’s post comes from Sarah Shwartz, a fiend of mine and recent graduate from Biola University. Her desire […]

Why Feminism is still Important and Relevant : An Introduction

swoon. guerrero, 6. Often regarded as the other ‘f’ word, as a secret to be kept, or irrelevant. Often associated with excessive celebratory abortion, bra burning, or matriarchy. In today’s contemporary society, for whatever reason the word Feminism and the identification as a feminist is not a positive connotation. Which is sad. The Woman’s Rights movement, […]