Welcome to Femagination 2020

I started this blog in 2008 when Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were vying for the nomination to be the Democratic candidate for president. As a Second Wave feminist, I was excited by the possibility that a woman might actually become that candidate. When that didn’t happen, I wanted to examine the role that sexism played, not only in Clinton’s defeat, but in society as a whole. I wrote more than 550 posts over the next few years, on topics ranging from abortion to motherhood to the practice of head-covering among Muslim women (which proved to be my most commented-on post). 

In recent years, I’ve posted infrequently, partly because I felt that I’d run out of things to say, and partly because I didn’t think my blog was all that influential. I still doubt that it is, but I’m feeling a need to express myself again about what’s going on in this crazy world. 

I’m not the type of writer who uses my blog to sling mud at people. I may not always be successful, but I try to be as objective as I can about issues. That isn’t to say that I’m unbiased, but my goal has always been to open up dialogue between people who hold differing views. That may be a fool’s errand, but I can’t not try. 

I’m analytical by nature. I like to examine things from all sides, dissect them, and come up with new ways of looking at them. At the same time, I’m a stickler for honesty. I won’t pretend to be neutral when I’m not. I will express my opinions, but I won’t beat people over the head with them. If that makes my blog too tame, so be it. If you’re looking for sensationalism, you won’t find it here.

I invite you to sample my posts if my approach sounds like something you could buy into. I want you to feel welcome. Hopefully, even if you don’t agree with me, you’ll come away with a bit more understanding about both (or all) sides of an issue.