Turn the other cheek or slap back?

Who else grew up in a religious tradition that taught you to “turn the other cheek.” I don’t know about you, but I no longer believe this is the best option in every situation.

What do you think?


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♬ Love Of My Life – Metrow Ar



Why does representation matter?

When you were a little girl what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a grandmother, a teacher, a veterinarian and a nurse.

Did I want to be a doctor? What about an financial analyst? Or a dentist? The thought never crossed my mind. These, and many other vocations, weren’t even in the realm of possibility. These weren’t jobs women held. A nurse, yes. A bank teller, yes. Charlotte Londeen was a nurse. I knew her. My friend’s mom was a bank teller. So yes. I could do that. But the only dentists I knew were old white men.

It’s so important for young girls to see women in a variety of roles. You can’t be what you can’t see.


#duet with @Female Quotient #representationmatters You know she’s right. #scotus #affirmativeaction #scotusupdate #privilege #wyt #blm #blackgirlmagic

♬ original sound – Female Quotient

This gives me hope for Republicans

I was groomed for six years by a member of the John Birch Society. Click on the video below and you’ll see they’re on the wrong side of everything.

But there’s hope: that’s no longer who I am.

What were you taught when you were younger that you no longer believe?


What were you taught when you were younger that you no longer believe? #exrepublican #exfundamentalist #exrightwinger #rightwing #rightwingcult

♬ St. Elmos Fire – Richard Abel

Has your definition of “racism” changed over the years?

Has your definition of “racism” changed over the years? Mine has. It’s not enough to “not be a racist”: we must be anti-racists.


There is no neutral with racism. #antiracist #blacklivesmatter #riseup #dontagonizeorganize #momsoftiktok #votersuppression #vote #greenscreensticker

♬ original sound – Mary Rarick

If you were raised in a conservative Christian family, I bet you can relate

For most of my childhood I was raised in a right-wing conservative Christian cult. I attended a private Christian school. We lived on a 62-acre farm with no TV and, for 3 years, no phone. We listened to WDLM on the radio. We were sheltered. We were taught to “trust and obey.” We were told to not ask questions. We were told to forgive and forget. We encountered horrific abuse and neglect.

And we were groomed.

So today, you’ll find that I tend to speak out. Here’s why.


#duet with @Kellie #religioustrauma Drop a comment if you’re still healing from right wing conservative trauma. #rightwing #conservative #conservativetiktok #focusonthefamily #billgothard #billgothardsurvivor #sa #exfundamentalist #excatholic

♬ original sound – Jess

My friend Finale Norton has a message for suburban white women

My friend Finale Norton is so very wise. White women, listen up.


#greenscreenvideo My friend @The Chat has a question for white suburban women. It’s a good one. #gotv #democracy #democratsoftiktok #democratsoftiktok #midterms2022 #bluewave2022 #patriarchy #yt #ytwomen #ytwomenfragility #ww #whitepeople #whitewomen #crime #inflation #inflation2022 #reproductiverights #roe #roevwade #mybodymychoice

♬ original sound – Mary Rarick

If you’re not speaking up about injustices around you, why not?

I was raised to believe it wasn’t polite to talk about politics, religion or money. Except when we were knocking on doors handing out religious tracts. Am I right?

Not talking about politics is what gave us President Trump and his vile administration. I am responsible for that because I didn’t use my voice. Because I figured voting was enough. I also thought voters would use their brains and vote for Hillary. I thought they were intelligent. That they were capable of critical thinking. That they were intelligent. Boy, was I wrong.

So here we are seven years later, and if you look around, you can see that the results of that election have also resulted in books being banned, women’s rights being taken from them, the LGBTQ  and immigrant communities being vilified, and on and on.

So what are you doing about it? It’s time to speak up.


The time to speak up is now. Why have you been silent? #midterms #dontagonizeorganize #riseup #patriarchy

♬ Uprising – Muse