Author: holliesuemann

On Blood and Honor

“Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”                                                                        —Ephesians, 6:2-3, RSV “Life, every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious-dear, than life.”                                                                         —William Shakespeare,Troilus and Cressida Tonight,…

On Marriage, Perfectionism, and Reconciliation

July 16, 2018 “Not every fateful moral choice, every judgment of good and bad or right and wrong, is a matter for public debate…[T]he issues in moral perfectionism are not crises of conscience of this kind…they are deciding on what kinds of lives they wish to live and whether they wish to live them together,…

Notes From a Feminist Housewife

“Women have sat indoors all these millions of years, so that by this time the very walls are permeated by their creative force, which has, indeed, so overcharged the capacity of bricks and mortar that it must needs harness itself to pens and brushes and business and politics.” —Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own…

Thoughts on the Teacher-Student Relationship

In the days following Michelle Goldberg’s expose for Slate Magazine concerning allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct at Jivamukti Yoga, a lot of debate and discussion has taken place on the Internet. Many teachers and students are genuinely trying to grapple with what happened and think and speak carefully about it. But there are also…