My Chicago Sun-Times Letter on Fr. Pfleger’s Support

Letter to the editor about the impact of reflexive support for Fr. Pfleger by Michele Beaulieux in Chicago Sun-Times Today, the Chicago Sun-Times published my letter to the editor about how the reflexive support of popular Chicago priest, Fr. Michael Pfleger, impacts victim-survivors of sexual violence. St. Sabina parishioners as well as Rev. Jesse Jackson, … Continue reading My Chicago Sun-Times Letter on Fr. Pfleger’s Support

April Showers Rain on RAINN’s Reign

April showers rain on RAINN's reign Take Uber or Lyft? Stay in Airbnb? Use TikTok? Drink Absolut? One way to support victim-survivors of sexual violence this Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month is by advocating for a change in leadership at the Rape Abuse Incest National Network. Please join me in contacting corporate partners of … Continue reading April Showers Rain on RAINN’s Reign

Finally! Rain on RAINN’s Reign

Blue cloud raining on the letters R-A-I-N-N which are sinking into a puddle

Bradford William Davis of Insider did an excellent exposé of Rape Assault Incest National Network (RAINN)'s toxic workplace culture: "Insiders say RAINN, the nation's foremost organization for victims of sexual assault, is in crisis over allegations of racism and sexism: 22 current and former staffers say the organization favored by Hollywood and corporate America is in crisis. 'How can RAINN be helping survivors externally, when they're traumatizing … Continue reading Finally! Rain on RAINN’s Reign

Restoring a Lyric for Generations

Holy Is Your Name arranged by Tony Alonso If I had to choose only one thing to do to foster a culture of consent, I would choose creating, singing, and promoting song lyrics that chronicle and celebrate healthy human relationships, call out social inequities, and advocate for social justice. Song lyrics embed in our subconscious … Continue reading Restoring a Lyric for Generations

Simone Biles and Rachael Denhollander: Modern Prophets

Simone Biles “has assumed the role of a prophet, ​​publicly calling the institution to account and refusing to simply go away.” That’s what Professor of Catholic Studies Susan Bigelow Reynolds asserted after the only (known) victim-survivor of U.S.A. Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s abuse decided to compete in the Olympics this summer. Biles, a Catholic … Continue reading Simone Biles and Rachael Denhollander: Modern Prophets

The New Yorker Missed that Wikipedia Misses Women

Line drawing of a woman holding a laptop. Dots behind it form the shape of a penis and lines form a vulva.

Eustancey Tilly Edits Wikipedia @2020 Michele Beaulieux My letter to the editor of The New Yorker will be published in the December 14th issue! It points out the sexism in Wikipedia and in Louis Menand’s review of the anthology, Wikipedia @ 20: Stories of an Incomplete Revolution. The letter is only seven sentences, so in … Continue reading The New Yorker Missed that Wikipedia Misses Women

Connecting the Dots: Jeffrey Toobin, Sexism, The New Yorker

Line drawing of side view of a woman holding a laptop. Dots behind it form the shape of a penis.

Eustancey Tilly connects the dots @ 2020 Michele Beaulieux "My Rejected Letters to The New Yorker" have a pattern. Most point out sexism in the magazine authors' assumptions and writing, sexism so glaring that I question why, if the writers were as clueless as they apparently were, that the editors didn’t step in. It wasn’t … Continue reading Connecting the Dots: Jeffrey Toobin, Sexism, The New Yorker

Why, as a Sexual Assault Survivor, I Don’t Believe Tara Reade

Michele Beaulieux with U.S. Senator Adlai Stevenson III when she was an intern for him in July 1980 I won’t read Tara Reade’s memoir, Left Out: When the Truth Doesn’t Fit In. Her October surprise hasn't garnered any press so it doesn't look like many other people will either. Nevertheless, let me take the opportunity … Continue reading Why, as a Sexual Assault Survivor, I Don’t Believe Tara Reade

My Rejected Letters to The New Yorker

My identical twin, Jacqueline, a magazine journalist, rates getting an article published in The New Yorker the pinnacle of success. So when her letter to the editor was published, I got it framed for her. I took partial credit for the coup because her authority to write about twinship came from our shared DNA. I … Continue reading My Rejected Letters to The New Yorker

Let’s ‘Lift the Lowly High’ in Liturgical Music

(Unsplash/Haley Rivera) In this post, I summarize the two commentaries I've written in response to the decades in which church music composer David Haas continued to abuse women unchecked. My most recent commentary sees an opportunity for raising nonwhite, non-male voices, and my first commentary discusses what community accountability looks like. Composer and theologian Tony … Continue reading Let’s ‘Lift the Lowly High’ in Liturgical Music