Tag Archive for social justice

30 Days of Social Justice 26: Racism #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting #blacklivesmatter

I could have written about racism here, but I think it’s important to hear the lived experiences of those who are directly effected by racism. I have had the honor and privilege to interview many People of Color (and others) about racism, religion, and intersectionality. They have blessed my podcast, and me, by sharing their […]

30 Days of Social Justice 25: Patriarchy #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting

Going back to good old Merriam-Webster, patriarchy is defined as follows: social organization marked by the supremacy of the father in the clan or family, the legal dependence of wives and children, and the reckoning of descent and inheritance in the male line; broadly : control by men of a disproportionately large share of power […]

30 Days of Social Justice 24: Hate Crime #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting

The FBI defines hate crime as the following: A hate crime is a traditional offense like murder, arson, or vandalism with an added element of bias. For the purposes of collecting statistics, Congress has defined a hate crime as a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an […]

30 Days of Social Justice 23: Misogyny #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting

Oh, misogyny. Misogyny is so ubiquitous, so common, that you can Google information about it pretty easily. You can also find prime examples of misogyny in just a few clicks on Facebook. I also live in Silicon Valley which is pretty much ground zero for the DudeBro culture and most likely home to a good […]

30 Days of Social Justice 20: Body Shame/Policing #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting

This is going to be a very personal post, since this topic is one that effects me quite a bit. It may be triggering for some especially if you have, or are recovering from, eating disorders. Any comments to this post that are fat shaming, victim blaming, concern trolling, or negative diet talk will be […]

30 Days of Social Justice 19: Ageism/Adultism #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting

Ageism shows it’s ugly head in many ways. The one way we see a lot is the ageism against older people and the elderly, especially in jobs, media, etc. It’s been getting a bit better (especially in movies like Mad Max: Fury Road and several new TV series featuring older women), but we still live […]

30 Days of Social Justice 18: Ableism/Accessibility #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting

While there’s a lot I can say about ableism and accessibility in a general context, in this post I want to specifically talk to my fellow pagan clergy. Especially those of you who do public rituals. Yes, doing public rituals is awesome. I totally agree. Spiral dances are pretty cool, and having a friend who […]

30 Days of Social Justice 17: Cultural Appropriation #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting

Cultural appropriation is a big deal in the pagan community. Or, rather, it should be more of a big deal than it is in the sense that many pagans and New Age practitioners are using practices that they are ignorant of the origins of. This gets pretty complicated especially since there is a strong emotional […]

30 Days of Social Justice 16: Multiplicity/Multi-identity #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting

Multiplicity: The quality of having multiple, simultaneous social identities; e.g., being male and Buddhist and working class. This definition is from a list of definitions compiled by some folks at Oregon State University and is a great resource to have on hand (and was one of the resources I used to complete the list of […]