In the words of Claire Swinarski, author of “Girl, Arise!,” “I’m a feminist for the same reason I’m bold and honest and sometimes ragey: because Jesus was all of those things. In a time when women were some of the lowest of the low, Jesus embraced them with open arms.” I could not agree more. Yet, as I sat in my English class, I was wary of the next unit we were entering into: feminist literary criticism.
I was lying under my dining room table–I’m not sure what prompted me to do that, except that I was totally maxed out and the stress of final exams makes people do crazy things. My mom walked by and saw my two feet poking out from the table. She paused (as anyone would if they [...]