Category Archives: Faith and Feminism Friday
Slave narratives, respectability politics, black womanhood and choice

You may ask for freedom only if you live above reproach. That was the message to enslaved black people in…

A Piece of My ‘Good Girl’ Confession

For today’s Faith & Feminism Friday, I refer you to a conversation recorded over the summer when I was honored…

Radical Love is Intersectional

I came across the above quote last semester in my academic research but returned to it in June, when the…

Not Alone: Why I Wrote for ‘Faithfully Feminist’

Around this time last year, I was parked in the lobby of a hotel in Tobago (the smaller island of…

Tenderness, Masculinity, Femininity and God

I remember attending a Sunday school class several years ago in which the gentleness of God was the topic. I…

Justifying a faith that supports your oppression

This inconsistency between black identity and Christianity’s role in the oppression of black people is something I think all black…

No more apologies for being a woman

I hate when I think of a snappy comeback three weeks after a discussion ends. That’s happening right now, as…

At the Intersection: Christianity and feminism need not be mutually exclusive

  I write about my life of “existing in many spaces at once, holding multiple identities and not quite serving…

Consciousness as a Form of Resistance

Last week I had the privilege of attending Freedom Dreams Freedom Now, a conference sponsored by the Social Justice Initiative at…

Her body, his seed, and patriarchal “rights”

I saw a lot of men up in arms on social media yesterday over a New Jersey Superior Court judge’s…

My Best Posts of 2013

I’m a little late on looking back, but I wrote 67 posts in 2013. Here’s my top 10 list of…

Why Mrs. Carter Will Not Set You Free
Beyonce still from "mine"

I said I wouldn’t write about this because I knew I wouldn’t download the album until after Christmas and my…

Pure Black Power

A note about today’s post: I have a bi-weekly column on National Catholic Reporter, and I plan to use these…

Even When It’s Not on ‘The List’

I think Olivia Pope was wrong about herself on last night’s “Scandal.” I don’t think she wants painful love (which…

Bringing Black Churches into Reproductive Justice

(For the first Faith & Feminism Friday of 2013, I’m a guest contributor on the “Feminism and Religion” blog. The…

There’s Something about Mary

I have a problem with obedience—not necessarily the action, but the idea of it. Obedience implies acts done with or…

Pretty Biblical

Sometimes I read posts written as responses to something unusual and esoteric written online and wonder how the respondent found…

Called to Love in Election 2012

“to be ‘feminist’ in any authentic sense of the term is to want for all people, female and male, liberation…

God’s Gift of Rape – The Reprise

I’ve already addressed “God’s gift of rape,” but since Indiana republican senate candidate Richard Mourdock has put the phrase back…

Where the Men Never Ended and Could Begin Again Part 2

In part 1, I talked about Hanna Rosin’s book The End of Men and the Rise of Women and suggested that…

My Thing With Things Against Submission

Last Saturday, for the first time ever, I went to a wedding and took notes. I think most single women…

Where the Men Never Ended and Could Begin Again

  In her book, The End of Men, author and The Atlantic editor Hanna Rosin explores how the “mancession” and changing…

When Christianity and Feminism Don’t Get Along

The following is part of a real text conversation that took place February 2, 2012. ME: Did u know the…

God’s gift of rape?

The following is a real* text conversation that took place on February 24, 2012, between me and @Bill1phd, who describes…

It’s in the GRITS
Bowl of grits

The full name of this blog is Redbone Afropuff & Black GRITS. I generally ignore the part after “and” because…

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