[I had two guest posts go up yesterday. In the first, Natasha Robinson asked me to join her in a series on pursuing God’s justice on her blog A Sista’s Journey. Below is the opening, with a link to read the rest at her place, of The Punishment of Injustice.
Following that is an article on sexism and advertising and Ducati motorcycles I wrote for The Junia Project. If you like the introduction here, please head over there to read the rest.]
The Punishment of Injustice
“I hear you don’t like Mexicans.” He looked Hispanic and he looked angry.
“What?” I stood at my high school locker late that afternoon, the halls empty but for me and my accuser.
“I heard you said you don’t like Mexicans.”
He leaned in, taller, stronger, threatening. It didn’t take much to be taller and stronger than me. I was a shrimpy freshman. It didn’t take much to threaten me either. I was also a wimpy freshman.
“I didn’t say that.” All I wanted was to convince this guy not to hit me. It looked like he was going to anyway. … [Read the rest at Natasha’s place.]
When Motorcycle Mechanics Pose Like Motorcycle Models, The Body Of Christ Is Blessed
My long-time friend Karen Dabaghian linked to this Huffington Post slide show depicting men in poses mimicking those of a model in a recent photo shoot. The side-by-side shots of the woman and the various men will change the way you look at models, mechanics or motorcycles, or perhaps all three.
Many of my readers say that I can spiritualize almost anything, so I’m tempted to spiritualize this slide show by saying it’s a great illustration of Galatians 3:28 – “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
But that’s just silly.
So instead I will say … [click here to read the rest.]