Author Archives: Retha Faurie

About Retha Faurie

Attempting to question everything, reject the bad and hold fast to the good.

I was born to be a radical feminist – and it is nothing radical

I When I was in school and a boy teased me, the other girls said: “It is because he likes you!” I told them that if he likes me, he is supposed to treat me well. It seemed elementary to … Continue reading

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Gender discussion: Could we please include all the stakeholders?

I have been discussing gender roles for years. Nowadays, when I do that, transgender activists also enter the discussion. From them, I learned that some people in this discussion exclude others and are filled with fear.

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Gender issues: Who are the stakeholders?

  “He commanded that I give up my car, my tv, my guitar, etc, I complied with only a whimper of protest. I didn’t have the rights to own things anymore. I was a wife now, and my husband was … Continue reading

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I am autistic. Autism awareness can go to hell. Unless…

2 April is World Autism Awareness day. This post is my Autism Awareness contribution. A recent South African movie, Raaiselkind (Puzzle child), was about parents who struggled a lot with their autistic son. The producers said they wanted to help … Continue reading

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The Rose McGowan incident shows how trans activists are wrong about feminists

Imagine, for a moment, a women’s shelter advocate in the USA named Trudy. Trudy has never done anything in particular for abused women in Latvia. She has never been in Latvia and did nothing there. She does not speak one … Continue reading

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Children’s ministry: Illustrate the creation lesson while you tell it

Many lesson series for teaching children has a creation lesson at the start of the year. This is a stick figure drawing, easy enough for the artistically handicapped among us, to help children remember the days of Genesis 1. I … Continue reading

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What 50 Shades of Grey (and other romantic stories) really say about women – it was not what I thought

When “50 Shades of Grey” came out, I did not want to live on this planet any more. In my mind, women were reading about a woman getting beaten and stalked – and enjoyed hearing how she suffers. I read … Continue reading

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