2018-08_LT-EqualDifferent

Equal but Different: Wisdom on Being Men and Women of God

Society so often pits men and women against one another in a battle of the sexes, but what if instead of being at odds, we learned to value each other for the unique gifts we’ve been given? Seems like a better use of our time and effort! Saint Catherine of Siena said that if we want to set the world ablaze, we simply need to be who we were created to be. Imagine being so confident in our identity as sons and daughters of God that we light up the world just by being ourselves and encouraging each other to live up to our full potential.

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2018-06_LT-Patriarchy

Reclaiming the Patriarchy

Though this is by no means an easy topic to navigate, it seems that the root of the problem is simple: Why is one gender, in this case male, seen as superior over its counterpart?

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2018-05_LT-Sarcasm

Why Sass Isn’t Helping: Affirming our Brothers in Speech

Our words can resonate deeply in the hearts of others — they have the power to shape and inspire change. But if we distort our gift of femininity, or as my homie JP2 calls it, “the feminine genius,” we become destructive rather than constructive.

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Esto Vir: Be a Man

Society measures manliness by the amount of women a man can “get” and his strength, both physical and emotional — which I started to realize is absurd. If we hold ourselves to the very low standards this world uses to define a man, we are weak.

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2018-05_LT-ToTheGirl

To the Girl Who Can’t Wait

It was a hot, dry summer in Kansas. I was the curious girl in love, going on a date with my forever crush.

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2018-02_LT-GenderQuestions

Catholic Answers About Sex, Gender, and Variations in the 21st Century

Where the world settles for passing pleasures, the Church calls us to live for an eternal Kingdom. Oftentimes, this call is difficult, and every person who resolves to follow Christ will have to bear a weighty cross. Those who struggle with gender confusion carry a particularly challenging cross that the world would rather ignore.

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Why I Don’t Self-Identify as…

Today, despite same-sex attractions and transgender inclinations being a part of my story, self-identifying as gay, transgender, or even straight is something I choose not to do.

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2017-09_LT-WishBornGirl

I Wished I Was Born a Girl

Retrospectively, I see how my understanding of what it meant to be a boy or a girl was anchored merely on my perception of masculinity and femininity. However, this was a moving target, completely at the whim of my imagination!

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2018-1_LT-DearSociety

Dear Society, You Don’t Define Me

In order for society to be able to define us, it had to create us. Newsflash: society did not create us.

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Sex in the News: How Can we Change the Headlines?

As long as it feels good and there’s consent, does it need any boundaries? Labels? Conventional standards? Please, that is so backwards. This is 2017, right?

But then, when people say and do things that are so obviously wrong and offensive, we’re shocked and offended.

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