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 […]

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 […]

My Mama named me Amber LaShea…

Due to recent happenings, I think it is imperative that I make it very clear that the title of this blog is me; however, it is a name that is copyrighted to me:  Vesper Woolf. And, as I thought was clear and/or rather irrelevant, I have a YouTube channel:  Southern Belle Humanism. I showcase artists, […]

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 […]

“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, […]