Posts Tagged ‘Feminist’

Reasons this Catholic feminist is thankful

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

I don’t know about you, but I never realized how many male sexual predators held positions of power in government, the arts and the media until the tsunami of headlines this month. It is demoralizing to know that thousands of women have endured shame and great pain in silence for years. In no way do 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

Christian feminism is not an oxymoron

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

“THAT is totally untenable!” my friend yelled over the party music. “You can’t be a feminist and a Christian.” \ She was a staunch atheist, and spent the evening telling me, as many have done before, that Christianity is unavoidably and embarrassingly patriarchal. She urged me to throw off the shackles of my misogynistic faith. Read more

Feminism through the life cycle

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

In the introduction to the Tenth Anniversary Edition of The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan wrote, “It’s frightening when you’re starting on a new road that no one has been on before. You don’t know how far it’s going to take you until you look back and realize how far, how very far you’ve gone.” Indeed. Read more

Africa’s answer to militant feminism

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer caused a furore last year when she said that she didn’t have the ‘militant drive’ and the ‘chip on the shoulder’ that was required of the modern day feminist. It was a statement that seemed directly at odds with her circumstances: the 37-year-old is one of the most powerful women in Read more

Topless feminists cheer pope’s resignation in Paris

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Topless women activists pounded a huge church bell in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris to “celebrate” the pope’s resignation. The nine women from Ukrainian feminist group Femen had their chests and backs emblazoned with the words “Pope No More.” They didn’t explain their action except to say they are “provocateurs” celebrating Pope Benedict XVI’s decision Read more

A feminist reading of the Koran

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

It’s hard to imagine any scenario in which shooting a 14-year-old child is justified. And yet, the Taliban attempts just this by insisting its attack on Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai (pictured) is ordained by Islam. Yousafzai first attracted the group’s ire for her insistence on the right of girls to be educated. At the age Read more