Solidarity and the Perils of Sisterhood

By Kelly Diels / September 22, 2023 /

This is a transcript of a teaching from We Are The Culture Makers I think we need to be careful using words like “community” and “sisterhood.” That kind of language and those kinds of concepts evoke really positive feelings that can create false expectations of kinship, similarity and safety — and that’s how people end…

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Actually, I’m a Huge Fan of Gatekeeping

By Kelly Diels / September 11, 2023 /

This is an excerpt from my weekly email newsletter, The Sunday Love Letter. To get missives like this direct to your inbox, I invite you to sign up here. Back in 2016, when I started writing about The Female Lifestyle Empowerment Brand (I’m against it), a friend of mine who is a well-known DEI consultant…

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The Patriarchal Promise, Part 2

By Kelly Diels / April 11, 2018 / Comments Off on The Patriarchal Promise, Part 2

There is a reason many men feel like they have been wronged or disenfranchised. They believed that the promise of patriarchy included them, but it didn’t.

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Pursuing Work-Life Balance Preserves the Status Quo

By Kelly Diels / April 21, 2016 /

Women are not failing to lean in and we’re not failing at work-life balance; work and life – which is to say, our society – are failing us.

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The Mandatory, Frogmarched Return of The Good Girl

By Kelly Diels / November 24, 2015 /

Leaders, teachers, women: do not urge me to be happy. Encourage me to be whole.

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