"In the Absence of a Mother Tongue" (452.9KB)
This article was invited for an issue of Spring Journal on Women's Voices (Fall 2014), which was inspired by Terry Tempest Williams' book When Women Were Birds. The article considers various issues faced by female writers working in an Indo-European language.
"The Relational Worldview" (977.2KB)
This article was invited for the 25th anniversary issue of Tikkun Magazine (Winter 2011); it was written while CS was in the process of writing the book Relational Reality.
Anatomy of a Backlash: Concerning the Work of Marija Gimbutas (394.3KB)
This article, from the Journal of Archaeomythology (Vol. 7, dated 2011 but published in 2012), delineates three stages of misrepresentation and distortion in the creation of a backlash undermining a distinguished, pioneering scholar, now deceased; the example examined involves the work of the late archaeologist Marija Gimbutas.
Compromised Hierarchy Needs Relational Wisdom of Women (164.1KB)
This article (National Catholic Reporter, 28 May 2010, print and online) names the infrastructure of patriarchal values (e.g., that the violation of a child does not have as much weight as the progress of a man's career) behind the Catholic Church's international sex-abuse scandal, suggests that an examination of conscience is in order, and advocates a spiritual program of renewal involving all members of the Church to move beyond dominance-and-submission as the model of interaction by honoring the relational wisdom of women.
How Gore Lost the Green Vote (41.0KB)
This op-ed piece (San Francisco Chronicle, 19 November 2000) identified the puzzling decision Al Gore and his campaign staff made that caused them to fail to pick up needed Green votes in the final two weeks of the 2000 campaign: they decided not to make public concessions to to the Green Party platform (which would not have required negotiating a deal with Ralph Nader). This is what liberal parties in many countries do when it's clear that they cannot win without the votes of Greens or other minority parties: they publicly promise to take several policy actions advocated by the Greens that are not in the liberal party's platform.