A Feminist No Longer

Before college, I wrestled with the term “feminist,” as second wave feminism had barely hit my home – the American South. My forward-thinking family members didn’t embrace the term despite being pro-woman. I didn’t understand why. But I came to understand when I realized it is women, not men, who cause girls and women the […]

U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate & Systemic Misogyny

The New York Times asks the question best: “How is it that the United States, a country with some of the most cutting-edge medical treatments, has some of the worst maternal mortality rates in the developed world?” And to shut down the misogynist’s excuse that the United States’ maternal mortality rate is simply endemic to our […]

Shame a single mother, especially one of my relations, and I go Scarlett on you.

*Note:  This was originally a Facebook rant. Amber Geislinger March 20 at 3:54pm · I have lectured on decorum for the 21st century, and I’m currently considering taking my phrase on as a title for another book after I complete my current project. You’ve seen me use a soft style of owning a man-bitch, and […]

My Grandmother Was A Feminist Icon Before That Was Even A Thing

Women’s History Month is upon us again. And Facebook’s algorithms are probably slamming your newsfeed. This is a picture of my grandmother, Polly Winkles Holmes, ever the politically active do-gooder of her day. She led the Decatur branch of The Women’s League of Voters; and, administrated retirement villages for the elderly at a time when […]

Don’t Go Saving Europe Again

I am allowing Instragram to share this on the ugly monstrosity that is Facebook because it’s important. This is a picture of our great uncle Ernest Winkles killed during the Normandy Invasion during WWII. When I traveled to Europe in 2015 to visit my sister and meet a pen-pal, I learned that young Europeans -students […]

Introducing The Alt-left (Yes, I just dubbed ’em that – get over it.)

*Originally, this was a Facebook post – a loooong Facebook post. If you have tagged me in a post regarding adoption trafficking, I haven’t added any such posts to my profile because of alt-left/neo-left/leftist misogynists. I don’t want them coming after you. The alt-left, or limousine liberals, are the ones with the big bucks to […]

“The World Liberals Want”

A meme circulated last week regarding “the world liberals want.” It’s a tad hyperbolic, so I’ve found two photos better descriptive of the world the neo-left wants. The scary fact: it isn’t just the neo-left that wouldn’t mind the opposite day, gender mash-up below. When we live in a society where men are so emasculated, […]