The Great White Savior Complex

The “great white savior” complex – now a modern stereotype with accompanying propaganda and rhetoric – has been with us in the new world since Europeans first made their way across the Atlantic, resulting in the destruction of hundreds of American Indian tribes across North America. However, this nefarious brand of white entitlement and self-righteousness […]

Power Whores Galore

I have incessantly said to former associates of every extreme angle and bent who got all proud and put that ass up on their shoulders: There are those looking to offend, and those looking to be offended. When you take up the mantle of an extreme, a rabid group-think arguing ideology and philosophy, you often become exactly […]

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 […]