Module 2, Week 1

Welcome to Module 2!! You’re a third of the way through the program and you are doing GREAT! This week we’re going to start talking about all the ways in which modern culture has done a huge disservice to, well, women. If you’re not a feminist now, you just might be by the end of this module. If you do identify as a feminist now, hold onto your hats, shit’s about to get deep.

Ready? Let’s DO this!

Module 1 Snapshot:

Run time: 3:27

How the Hell Did We Get Here?

The History of marriage:

Run time: 10:56

The myth of being a stay-at-home-mom:

Run time: 10:05

patriarchy stress disorder with dr. valerie baker

Run time: 43:13

Head on over to Facebook to share your experience with this week’s work!


Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert

“Whether you are divorced, getting married, or even happily married, you just have to love how Liz looks at Marriage from every possible angle…especially from the perspective that since she'd been unlucky at it once, she was sure she never wanted to make that mistake again! Her absolute obsession with deconstructing marriage will entertain you and make you think about it long after you've finished reading it. She gives a cross-cultural examination to how people view and feel about marriage, and still, she can't conclude why some marriages work and some don't…only that she's terrified of being unhappy.” (Amazon reviewer)

In Sync with the Opposite Sex by Alison Armstrong

This is a CD box set that I devoured in a weekend many years ago. I found it enlightening, funny, and relevant.

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that tell of her father, Jacob, and his twelve sons.

Told in Dinah's voice, Anita Diamant imagines the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood--the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of the mothers--Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah--the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that sustain her through childhood, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah's story reaches out from a remarkable period of early history and creates an intimate connection with the past.

Deeply affecting, The Red Tent combines rich storytelling with a valuable achievement in modern fiction: a new view of biblical women's lives.

Are Your Expectations of Your Spouse Totally Unreasonable? Blog post by moi

Why Women Need A Tribe - Amazing article about why women need other women for our basic survival.

Men Do More At Home But Not As Much As They Think They Do from The New York Times, including studies by The Pew Research Center

Emma Cartoon: You Should’ve Asked

Dr. Valerie Baker - Patriarchy Stress Disorder training

What is Toxic Masculinity? by The Good Men Project

Men Have No Friends and Women Bear the Burden from Harper’s Bazaar