Weighted Glory

Gender

So take my last name then

File it under “fragile masculinity.” On one of the dating sites I have used, there’s a question about marital last name preference. The question, along with possible answers, is: If you were to get married, would you want your partner to change his or her last name to yours? – Yes. – No. – I […] Read more…

A Very Brief Post on Feminism & Current Politics

Let me get this straight: – Hillary Clinton told a child rape victim she was “emotionally unstable with a tendency to seek out older men and engage in fantasizing” – Bill Clinton “allegedly” raped a woman – Bill Clinton “allegedly” sexually assaulted another woman – Bill Clinton is a known womanizer who has had multiple extramarital affairs and […] Read more…

Huldah the Prophet

A short but significant account of a female prophet occurs in 2 Chronicles 34. In this chapter, King Josiah of Judah makes the decision to restore the temple of the LORD. In making repairs to the temple, the high priest Hilkiah comes across “the Book of the Law of the LORD”—probably all or at least […] Read more…

Of Courtesans & Christianity

(Part 1 of 2) Some number of years ago, I viewed a film called Dangerous Beauty (1998), it having been recommended on a list of films every feminist should view. The film was a loose biography of Veronica Franco, a 16th century courtesan from Venice. It presents Franco as an adventurous, wild-hearted young woman faced […] Read more…