Every afternoon while Elliot eats his dinner and then Arthur puts him through the bath, I go for a walk, skirting the boundary of the university. It’s not exactly a power walk, but it’s energetic. I normally listen to a podcast while I walk so I’ve got headphones in but […]
Someone sent me a blog post entitled 5 reasons for a Christian to question feminism (by which the author really means 5 reasons for a complementarian to question feminism, though most of her points don’t actually relate to complementarianism per se.) The author, Christine, hesitates over feminism for 5 reasons […]
Perhaps my expectations had been set awry by the publicity around Roxanne Gay’s Bad Feminist, but I was pretty disappointed by it. I was expecting a manifesto for bad feminism, which I think is a really interesting way of describing fourth wave feminism, and the fact that there is no […]
Cards on the table: I belong at least loosely in the complementarian camp, though most people we meet are surprised by that, which is either an indictment of Arthur and me as complete hypocrites, or a wonderful compliment because in our view, good complementarians should look like egalitarians (and the […]
You can buy Kate Kirkpatrick’s Grove booklet Women, Justice and the Church: an apology for feminism for about AUD 7 and I suggest that you do so. It’s not about why Christians should be feminists (indeed, she explicitly states that this is not necessary); it simply explains why feminism exists. […]
The issue of women changing their names when they married resurfaced in 2014 when Amal Alamuddin decided to add George Clooney’s surname to hers when she married him. There are questions of professional and personal identity at stake, as well as the troubling history that changing a woman’s name was […]
A little while ago I got interviewed by a Christian magazine about being a Christian and a feminist. The article didn’t end up going to print but they gave me permission to put my answers up here. So here’s the interview in its raw form.