Read my latest: Feminism Can’t Fix What’s Wrong Between Men and Women
So some weeks ago I had a few of my wonderful readers ask me to respond to a Washington Post piece called, “I’m a 32-year-old virgin, and I’m living the feminist dream.”
It took me some time but I finally got all my thoughts typed up and you can find them here over at Iron Ladies: Chastity for Feminism’s Sake?
I also wanted to let you all know I am recording a podcast episode with Deeper Waters on Saturday but you can see some of the details of that here before it happens: Deeper Waters.
As for my own podcast, my husband is working in his spare time to edit new episodes for The Scarlet Virgins Podcast. If you like my book or haven’t read it yet, you can go check the podcast out and see what I’m all about. I also did some updating to this website so that you can see all of my books in one place and see any upcoming projects on the book tab once we have an estimated release date.
We had a huge breakthrough with The Scarlet Virgins this week as I checked one of my major goals off the list: placing it in a physical book store. If you would like to support me by purchasing it from that store, it is Full Circle Bookstore in Oklahoma City.
While I was signing the copies over (with shaking hands), I realized they had a local musician playing. It was so good that I genuinely thought it was a CD playing, but it was actually live music. He was playing my favorite song and combined with the swirling emotions from handing over the books, I nearly cried. I wanted to give this guy a shout-out because his music is amazing! You can go to his website here, Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter.
Here is one of his videos:
That’s all the updates I have for you now, but I’ll have a few more in the coming weeks!
One of my blogging friends, Kitten, asked me if I would join her in a March blogging challenge on writing on the topic of femininity. This challenge is for every day of March, and I won’t be able to fulfill that, but I may do one or two posts during the month.
For my part, I’d like to talk about femininity and feminism, or really, how feminism tried to steal my femininity. As many people know, I am an avid critic of the modern feminism movement and some of the concepts it represents. This quote accurately sums up my thoughts on it:
I think there is a fundamental misunderstanding that lies at the root of feminism. This has impacted women of all ages, but I think it has especially impacted these young girls. This sense that freedom is the ability to do whatever I want, whenever I want, and that the earlier I can experience this total freedom, the better. But we know that freedom is the ability to do what you ought to do, to do the good, to choose the good. – Colleen Carroll Campbell
I love this quote because it points out something that is glaringly obvious to me about the feminist movement: Freedom can be paradoxical in that, the more choices you have, the more responsibility you have to make the right choices. When you have “total” freedom, people will expect you to use it in the way they see fit and often make it a moral issues if you don’t.Continue Reading