I have a guest post up over on Saints, Sisters, and Sluts regarding the ancient Israelite queen Jezebel and the feminine personification (or hypostasis) of God. This is not a topic that brings joy to my friends and relatives who have a more orthodox view on theology. In sharp contrast, I am fascinated by it… Read more Hagia Sophia
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … Happily, I am able to share that The Jezebel Effect went to #1 in the category of Women in Politics on Amazon: That’s great, right? Yes! But then I saw my first review and sadness came for me. Someone has given me… Read more Good News / Bad News
First, let me give a BIG thank you to all those who have already bought my book, The Jezebel Effect. Now comes step two – begging for reviews. For those of you who are not authors, let me explain that books live or die by the reviews they receive. The more reviews, the better. In… Read more Abject and Pathetic Pleading
My friend Lisa writes fiction (under two pseudonyms) and I find the dedication and thought that can go into crafting that kind of book to be fascinating. I also find her ideas to be fascinating. Hope y’all enjoy it as much as I did! If you read Cracked regularly, you’ve probably read David Wong’s post,… Read more Guest Post From Lisa Lewandowski
Obviously, not all powerful and dynamic queens are slut shamed. Even when they develop reputations for other wretched things, it does not QED lead to rumors of sexual deviance. Mary I of England got the moniker Bloody Mary for her strong-arm attempts to re-establish Catholicism in England, but she was never called ‘Slutty Mary’. No… Read more What About the Strong Queens Who Were NOT Slut Shamed?
Jessa Duggar Seewald, reality TV ‘star’ and fundamentalist evangelical Christian, recently posted a screed on Facebook explaining why she was ‘saved’ from Hell but liberal (i.e. tolerant) Christians like me were headed straight into perditions flames. According to her, that fact that not-real-Christians like me “believe in a loving God, not one who would send… Read more From Jezebel to Jessa
Today we have a guest post from Kathryn Warner about Edward II’s queen, Isabella. Royal genealogy is very tangled but crucial to understanding bigger political decisions, so one of the best things you can have a is a clear picture of who’s who. Thank you Kathryn!! Isabella of France was probably born in late 1295,… Read more The Family of Isabella of France, Queen of England
Obviously, The Jezebel Effect contains historical and cultural analysis of the ancient Israelite queen Jezebel. She is the epitome of a slut shamed queen. Even though other queens are reviled as harlots, only Jezebel has a place in major religions as a uber-harlot. In fact, Jezebel has been upgraded from a strumpet to a demon… Read more Would Jezebel like Thin Mints or Samoas the best?
One of the slut shamed queens my new book focuses on is Catherine the Great of Russia, whose mythical sex life has gone to extremes. For instance, have you heard the titillating historical trivia about Catherine the Great? You know, the one about how she had a special sling to hold up her horse while… Read more Catherine the Great
I have great news! (At least, it is great from my perspective. Y’all just jump on my train, okay?) I have a release date for my second non-fiction book, The Jezebel Effect: Why the slut shaming of famous queens still matters. It will be officially released into the wild on February 27, 2015. That’s right!… Read more Release Date for The Jezebel Effect!!