Looking back at Exodus

This isn't quite the story that I had remembered hearing about, though this is one that is talked about a lot. There are a few movies out there these days that reenact the events, but they seem hollow now. There is more to this book than the plagues and the commandments and even those stories … Continue reading Looking back at Exodus

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The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness by Kyung-Sook Shin, translated by Ha-Yun Jung

Review: It's not very often that a work of fiction gets to me as much as this one did. It was beautiful and haunting and familiar and foreign all at the same time. Homesick and alone, a teenage girl has just arrived in Seoul to work in a factory. Her family, still in the countryside, is … Continue reading The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness by Kyung-Sook Shin, translated by Ha-Yun Jung

Femme Friday – Women who tell another story

In the immortal words of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: When we remember that there is never a single story about any place, we regain a kind of paradise. With this in mind, I wanted to share the authors who's books brought to me another story, another version of a place that I didn't know about. Humaira … Continue reading Femme Friday – Women who tell another story

Quote of the Week – from I Suffer Not a Woman: Rethinking I Timothy 2:11-15 in Light of Ancient Evidence

If 1 Timothy 2:12 is translated as prohibiting women from claiming the power of origin, it fits with the refutation which follows. Women are forbidden to teach that female activity brought man into existence because, according to the Scriptures, Adam was created first. Eve, for all her desire to bring enlightenment, did not bring gnosis but transgression. This would … Continue reading Quote of the Week – from I Suffer Not a Woman: Rethinking I Timothy 2:11-15 in Light of Ancient Evidence

Deuteronomy 27-30: Moses’s Final Speech

At this point, Moses has a few directives for when the Israelites get to the promised land, plus some blessings and a curse that might be the scariest thing I've ever read. These will be part four of Deuteronomy and Moses's final speech. Chapter twenty seven Moses begins by telling them all that the law … Continue reading Deuteronomy 27-30: Moses’s Final Speech

Reflections on Numbers

Surprisingly, this book did return to the story format for most of it's chapters. I had previously been under the impression that nothing relevant really happened in this book and it was just laws that no one had to abide anymore. Yes, I get how insulting that is, but allow me to dispell that thought … Continue reading Reflections on Numbers

Numbers 26-36: Setting up expectations

Part seven is kind of a disjointed mess again. This one does get a little crazy about the women, and not always in a good way, but not always bad either. Chapter twenty six The new census. The numbers are lined out pretty simply, but there is a note that one of the sons in … Continue reading Numbers 26-36: Setting up expectations

30 Books Every Woman Needs To Read, No Matter What Your Favorite Genre Is | Bustle

Saw this list today and thought it looked great! I've read some of these but not all of them. http://www.bustle.com/articles/99068-30-books-every-woman-needs-to-read-no-matter-what-your-favorite-genre-is

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

Where do I begin? Love, love, love this book! I also visited the blog that spawned it, and so should you! As I mentioned previously, I've never read a book about someone I agree so much with before! Feminists aren't required to agree on every point, and so I don't mind when I don't. I do … Continue reading Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

The Happenings

Sorry for the long absence. I did realize, however, that I've been way, way less than attentive to this blog lately. I had given up the last one because of the heavy need for research and the tight schedule I'd made and promised myself not to do that again. But I also failed at being … Continue reading The Happenings