Book Review: Catching a Witch: A Novel of Loyalty, Deception, and Superstition by Heidi Eljarbo


Heidi Eljarbo’s historical fiction novel, Catching a Witch: A Novel of Loyalty, Deception, and Superstition, is a story about the persecution of witches in Rossby, Norway, in the 17th century.   According to Britannica, witchcraft is the “exercise or invocation of alleged supernatural powers to control people or events, practices typically involving sorcery or magic.” Although difficult to know … Continue reading Book Review: Catching a Witch: A Novel of Loyalty, Deception, and Superstition by Heidi Eljarbo

January Book Review: Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit (And Join the 2018 Women’s March)


I used to think feminists were insane. I actually thought they were overblown, volatile, and superfluous and – get this, “asking for it.” I thought they hated men. I thought they wanted to destroy men. And, as ignorant as a turnip, I thought feminists were Satanists. (Gulp. Did I actually admit that?) It was what … Continue reading January Book Review: Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit (And Join the 2018 Women’s March)

April Book Review: The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love by bell hooks


An absolutely compelling read, The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love by bell hooks (she does not capitalize her name) urges us to reclaim feminism for men as the result of patriarchy maintaining its power over their lives. I have to admit that this reading left me in awe. I had not thought of … Continue reading April Book Review: The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love by bell hooks

I’m One of the Lucky Ones; Me Too, but…


I’ve never been raped. I’m one of the lucky ones. Violence from men towards women is at an alarming, disturbing high. It is extreme because we allow it. We dismiss, trivialize, ignore, and ridicule what happens to women. We laugh when woman talk about it.  We silence their voices. We do not hear their cries, … Continue reading I’m One of the Lucky Ones; Me Too, but…

Dear Microsoft: absolutely not.


Originally posted on monica byrne:
And it has nothing to do with your software. It has to do with your new ad campaign, which I happened to see while I was at the gym last week. Here’s the gist: brilliant young girls express their ambitions to cure cancer and explore outer space and play with the latest in virtual reality tech.…

November Book Review:  I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai


“Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are the most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.” These are the words of Malala Yousafzai, spoken in 2014 in Oslo, Norway, as the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Yousafzai, a Pashtun Pakistani, … Continue reading November Book Review:  I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai