Posts Tagged ‘Feminism’

A 17th century nun’s feminist manifesto

Monday, March 4th, 2024

Frida Kahlo is a name many are familiar with. But a remarkable Mexican nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz is less well-known. Her name before becoming a nun was Juana Inés de Asbaje y Ramírez, and she was born around 1651. Nicknamed “The Mexican Phoenix” and “The Tenth Muse”, she advocated for the feminist Read more

Women are women

Thursday, May 11th, 2023
women are women

Mary Harrington’s new book Feminism Against Progress boldly asserts that women are women. Human embodiment matters because we are our bodies rather than being some sort of disembodied minds that happen to be piloting meat suits. Consequently, feminism focused on effacing the differences between men and women does not serve women’s interests. Harrington writes from Read more

Is feminism really just masculinism?

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

All my adult life, I have lived like a man. Enough. As a girl back in the 1970s, strong women surrounded me. My mother, my grandmothers, my four aunts, my great-grandmother and my countless great-aunts were all uninfected by the feminist belief that they were failures unless they replicated their husbands’ paid work. These were Read more

Boycott the new series of The Bachelor NZ

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
The Bachelor

At least one commentator is suggesting a boycott of the third season of The Bachelor NZ  set to be broadcast on Three in March. “The ship has sailed. The horse has bolted,” says Shelly Bridgeman in her opinion piece in the New Zealand Herald. “So now it’s up to the audience and the advertisers to Read more

Feminists debate – is the church anti-woman?

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Feminists slugged out the question: is the Church anti-woman? at the Aquinas Institute for Catholic Thought’s 10th annual Great Debate in Boulder, Colorado, last week. Dr. Mary Anne Case, a law professor at the University of Chicago, answered in the affirmative, while Erika Bachiochi, a visiting fellow at the University’s Ethics and Public Policy Center, Read more

I’m a 32-year-old virgin living the feminist dream

Friday, September 16th, 2016

My name is Kate. I’m 32 years old. I’ve never had sex. When I was young, I always imagined I would be married by 25 and have a brood of kids. Jesus said in the Gospel of Matthew to “make disciples,” and I thought it would be cool to take that verse literally and have Read more

Hillary Clinton is right: you can be a feminist and pro-life

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Last week, Daily Life published an article by Ruby Hamad entitled, “Hillary Clinton is wrong: You cannot be a feminist and ‘pro-life’.” I beg to differ. I originally sent this piece to Daily Life in the hope of engaging with Hamad on this important women’s issue, but the response I received was: “unfortunately it’s not Read more

Pornography, US bishops and feminists

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Naming it “corrosive” and a “dark” sign of contemporary American culture, the U.S. Catholic bishops approved a document this week condemning the production and use of pornography as a mortal sin. Reaction from the bishops’ critics didn’t take long. Some said the bishops themselves have very serious problems with pornography; others pointed out the not-so-distant Read more

Pro-life feminism — the ultimate social justice campaign

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Fiorella Nash is a novelist as well as an advocate for pro-life causes. Her novels, written under the name Fiorella De Maria, include Poor Banished Children, Do No Harm, and her latest, We’ll Never Tell Them. She was interviewed for Catholic World Report by email: CWR: In addition to being a novelist, you are also quite active Read more

Women’s Church roles questioned at Rome conference

Friday, May 1st, 2015

A conference in Rome has seen searching questions posed about unnecessary restrictions on women in the Catholic Church. The Pontifical “Antonianum” University and four embassies to the Holy See sponsored the conference held on Tuesday. It came after Pope Francis’s invitation to seek a “more widespread and incisive female presence” in the Church. According to Read more