Posts Tagged ‘Feminism’

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

Garth George, a “Blatantly Christian” columnist, retires

Friday, March 6th, 2015

He has infuriated hundreds of feminists in America, shared his faith by writing Easter editorials, and been called all manner of insults – but Garth George says he has loved sharing his views through his columns. Since the beginning of this year, that love started to disappear and his weekly columns in the Bay of Read more

Scholar says nuns, not hierarchy, are renewed post-Vatican II

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

A distinguished American feminist theologian says post-Vatican II renewal has not taken place in the Church’s hierarchy. Fordham University theologian Sr Elizabeth Johnson told an assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in Nashville that tension between the Vatican and women religious has historical, sociological and ecclesiastical roots. But a solution could be found, Read more