Kim Rippere

Always Evolving


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 […]


Take Your Top Off


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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