Posts Tagged ‘Woke’

God: The latest subject of woke pronoun wars

Monday, October 18th, 2021
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This memo is a twofer, offering both a lively story theme to pursue and an issue that is now affecting the work of every stylebook and copy editor in the American media. An older campaign by feminists, including those working in the world of liturgy, sought to shun male pronouns — particularly when either gender Read more

Political left threaten public religious practice

Monday, September 6th, 2021

In the 2010’s, the term ‘woke’ became a popular word, implying political and social awareness, although critics say the term signals a sort of pretentiousness or elitism about one’s understanding of any given issue. In his new book, Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents, Rod Dreher – author of the New York Read more

Wokeism: The real divide

Monday, July 12th, 2021

Frank Luntz is no ordinary pollster and professional reader of the political runes. In 2005, his research for the BBC’s Newsnight identified the young David Cameron’s appeal to the public as a potential Conservative leader. The following year, the Connecticut-born consultant sent a wave of turbulence coursing through the Labour conference in Manchester with his Read more

Woke Catholic schools offer poison in place of the Gospel

Thursday, May 27th, 2021
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A simmering cultural revolution is approaching its boiling point. This can bring a certain clarity and resolve as more people grasp what is happening. The stories of woke toxicity coming out of elite secular prep schools follow similar patterns: a top-down implementation of extreme “antiracism” and gender ideology in the curriculum, progressive parents speaking out Read more

Embrace woke; it’s part of our Catholic faith tradition

Thursday, May 27th, 2021
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Mocking the term “woke” has become an easy way to dismiss an issue or argument as exaggerated, superficial or ostentatious. Black Americans originally popularized the term to describe an awareness of racism and social injustice, but it has been muddled by overuse in political jargon. The political right, in turn, has sought to weaponize it. Read more