Posts Tagged ‘#MeToo’

Buddhist women’s association hold first post-#MeToo conference

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

The Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women hosted its 16th conference in late June, gathering over 800 Buddhist nuns and laywomen from 29 countries in the city of Blue Mountains, Australia. They were returning for the first time since the #MeToo movement started making headlines and marking the first time the event was held outside Read more

After the Google walkout, is #Me Too about to get more militant?

Monday, November 5th, 2018

It started in Tokyo. On Thursday, Google employees around the world stopped work at 11am local time, as part of a planned protest against the tech giant’s handling of sexual harassment complaints. The protests happened in waves, with workers walking out of their offices, carrying signs and chanting, as the clock struck 11 in Singapore, Read more

Post abuse crisis, how can we get back to our Christian roots?

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Hans Zollner, S.J., is a licensed German psychologist and psychotherapist with a doctorate in theology and one of the church’s leading experts in the area of safeguarding minors. He is the president of the Centre for Child Protection at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, a member on the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Read more

Five Reasons the sexual revolution has been a disaster

Thursday, October 11th, 2018
elephant in the sacristy

Hegel famously wrote that the owl of Minerva flies only at dusk, meaning that history’s unfolding is most plainly seen in retrospect. With all due respect to Herr Doktor, some moments are so transparently situated at a cultural crossroad that they illuminate history even in real time. Improbably enough, the #MeToo movement seems to be Read more

Shame and scandal: #MeToo movement nuns speak out

Monday, July 30th, 2018

The #MeToo movement has prompted nuns to come forward with complaints about sexual abuse and rape by priests. According to the Associated Press, cases of abused nuns have emerged in Europe, Africa, South America and Asia. These cases demonstrate the problem is global and pervasive, thanks to the sisters’ second-class status in the church and Read more

Church now facing its own #MeToo moment

Monday, June 25th, 2018

The Catholic Church is experiencing its own #MeToo moment, following allegations of sexual abuse and cover-up coming to light in countries throughout the world. Australian archbishop Mark Coleridge says the Church is facing the same challenge that has brought a reckoning to those who used their authority to abuse or silence victims. Read more Related Read more

#MeToo shows the dangers of end-less sex

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

In our astonishing cultural moment, people—and not just those in gender studies departments—are engaged in serious conversations about sex and power. One interpretation of the #MeToo phenomenon is that sexual harassment is not about sex at all but only power. There is truth in this view. The power dynamics in film producer Harvey Weinstein’s room, Read more

Mary Magdalene, a feminist Bible figure for the #MeToo era

Monday, April 16th, 2018
Mary Magdalene

Long-maligned Mary Magdalene now seen as stalwart disciple Mary Magdalene’s image gets a new look in the modern age, now seen as a strong, independent woman. If there’s a feminist figure from the Bible for the #MeToo era, it could very well be Mary Magdalene. The major character in the life of Jesus was long Read more

#MeToo Is it time for a cultural detox?

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

The #MeToo movement, launched by activist Tarana Burke 10 years ago, went viral in October after actress Alyssa Milano and other prominent women publicized it, and after countless women (and a few men) published the hashtag on their social media pages to indicate that they had been sexually harassed or violated at some point in Read more