Author: Sam Makita
Sam and Kody moved to Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in Rutledge, Missouri (www.dancingrabbit.org) in late 2009 from suburban New Jersey. Among other things, Sam writes for the weekly newsletter and runs the village dry goods store. Kody loves snakes.
Articles by Sam Makita include:
- Community, Public School, and Culture Clash (Issue # 160)
- Sexism at Dancing Rabbit (Issue # 162)
Myriad groups and connections on “the outside” don’t call themselves intentional—but sometimes are.
Earning a living based on responsible competition involves both sharing what we have and asking for what we deserve.
At a community founded in feminism, a member suggests that strategies like corrective discrimination, single-gender gatherings, and prioritizing “gender balance” may themselves be sexist.
The “public vs. home” debate brings lessons of moral relativism, humility, and tolerance for differing tastes.