Kim Rippere

Always Evolving

Feminism

Not Your “Patriarchy”

Feminist Agents

For each of us many times a big concept ends up boiling down to a few central ideas.  For instance, feminism.  Within feminism there are a myriad of concepts to be balanced and weighed.  Yes, we are all going to make some judgments about others feminism and if it is something we think is feminism, […]

The Preacher Next Door

Police Tape

Seriously, one lives across the street.  There has been a sign for a religious radio program since we moved in (about a month ago), which I ignored hoping he was simply promoting it.  Then another sign went up about a church.  He also speaks into a device outside a LOT.  We could never figure out […]

Comment to Send Melody Your Support

Support to Melody Hensley

Let’s show Melody Hensley that we support her!  She needs us to be present and vocal…this is an easy thing to do, just comment.  Comments are moderated. Any comments that are published will be sent to Melody in this card on May 5th. Inside wording:  Our Community Sending Best Wishes and Support.   ~COMMENT~ ~COMMENT~ […]

PTSD: Just the Facts

PTSD Awareness Ribbon

PTSD is currently a topic in the atheist community.  One of our feminist leaders is being harassed in an attempt to push another woman off the internet and out of the atheist community.  She has been diagnosed with PTSD and is being vilified for having this condition…as it simply couldn’t have happened as the result […]

Trading the Patriarchy

Feminism Agency

This article about sex positive v. sex negative (or liberal v. radical) feminism came to my attention. Based on these descriptors and her definitions of them I clearly fall into the sex positive, liberal feminism camp.  I prefer to identify as a revolutionary feminist.  I want to dismantle the patriarchy at its core. Smoothing the […]

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Take Your Top Off

gun

I have never told this story.  Only a very few know it. Categorizing this a sexual assault doesn’t feel right.  But, it seems close. Almost 30 years ago, I was managing a small retail shop in a medium-to-large size strip mall (20-30 stores).  Behind my store (where you parked to get in) was a well-traveled […]

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WhyIDidntReport

#WhyIDidntReport the first time… Because I was 3 & 1/2. — Khadijah M. Britton (@KMBTweets) April 12, 2014 This is heart wrenching.  I have nothing to add…other than this *must* change.  As a society we cannot allow this to happen to anyone, we must do better.

Tents, Teams, and Friendship

finger friends

Currently, I am in the middle of listening to Boy’s Adrift.  One concept is really sticking out as something to explore in relation to the atheist community. A little about me…I grew up with women in a matriarchal family.  Yes, there were men; but few.  My father is an only child.  My mother is the […]

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Prevalence of Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

I grew up privileged in almost every way.  Like other young people I assumed that everyone lived a life mostly similar to my own.  Growing up and engaging with others has proven that assumption to be false.  Repeatedly, sadly. While this has certainly been true regarding religion, my learning about sexual assault was different, pointed, […]

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A History of Racial Injustice

I recently got the Equal Justice Initiative 2014 calendar. As the calendar says, it “is designed to be a helpful tool for learning more about racial history.”  I plan on doing just that! I will be tweeting information about these dates (on the appropriate date) and use the hashtag #ejical. A few tweets went out […]

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