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IN THE NEWS: An All Women's City in Saudi Arabia - Liberating or Continuing the Cycle?
Society & Culture  (tags: All women's city, Samar Fatany, Saudi Arabia, women, world, violence, culture, religion, rights, news, interesting )

- 2040 days ago -
It was recently reported that Saudi Arabia will develop a women's only city in order to allow career oriented women to pursue work while abiding by the countries Islamic laws. While work for women is not outlawed by Sharia Law, currently...
Violence Begetting Violence By Carol P. Christ
Society & Culture  (tags: Abuse of Power, General, Politics, Power relations, a world without violence, Carol P. Christ, feminism and religion, Golden Dawn, Greek politics, no violence, nonviolence, violence in politics, violence in the home )

- 2040 days ago -
Why is it that some who experience violence as children repeat the pattern while others imagine a world without violence? I have been pondering this question in recent weeks.
Working and Working Out: "Health," Obesity, and Labor By Stefanie Goyette
Society & Culture  (tags: Body, Food, General, Women Mystics, Feminism, Religion, body, Health, labor, medicalization, Stefanie Goyette )

- 2040 days ago -
What I think we must consider in analyzing any form of "health" that is encouraged, and even enforced, is that such encouragement comes back in the end to the ability to work, to be "productive," and, in turn, to spend the money that one earns.
Proposition 35: Prohibition on Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery--Criminalizes the Sex Worker and Not the Trafficker, By Cynthia
Society & Culture  (tags: Body, Feminism, Human Rights, Prostitution, Sex Work, Human Trafficking, Statutory Rape, Feminism, Religion )

- 2041 days ago -
The importance of the upcoming November 6 election cannot be overstated. Beyond defeating the Republicans War on Women, maintaining the Affordable Care Act and resuscitating a broken economy, brought on by eight years of...
Working to Bring About the End By Elise M. Edwards
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Christianity, Church Doctrine, Ethics, Feminism, Gender and Power, Hierarchy, Power relations, Relationality, Scripture, Social Justice, Text, Acts, Elise M. Edwards, Eschatology, Luke, Mary, Richard Hays, Vision, Women in the New Testament )

- 2041 days ago -
I was reminded that the idea of eschatological reversal can be a powerful image in the promotion of justice if we believe that we already are, or that we should be moving towards the ultimate end that remedies current injustices.
IN THE NEWS: Religious, Atheist, and Political Feminists - Unite?
Society & Culture  (tags: Activism, civil rights, Feminism, General, Human Rights, In the News, Politics, Resistance, U. S. Catholic Sisters, Women's Rights, Amanda Marcotte, Feminist Issues, Judy Dushku, Kalpana Kannabiran, Moral Majority, politics, Simone Campbell )

- 2041 days ago -
Diane Winston recently wrote an op-ed piece for the Los Angeles Times regarding the role of faith in politics. She comments that recent poll results give the impression that religion is not playing a significant role in the current elections, for how else
8 Simple Rules for Being a Queer Godfather By John Erickson
Society & Culture  (tags: Catholicism, family, gender and religion, gender and sexuality, gender roles, godfather, interpretation, prayer, priests, Queer, queer studies, religion, Rules, sexuality, sexuality and spirituality, Academy, Activism, Bible, Catholic Church )

- 2047 days ago -
I often wondered why I wasn't asked to be the Godfather of my niece and nephew. It made perfect sense to me that I would be the best person to guide and provide spiritual care for either of them as I was the only member, in both my family and...
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Carol P. Christ, Caroline Kline, feminism and religion, Love Patriarchalism, Abuse of Power, Family, Feminism, General, Mormonism, Politics, Women's Rights, elections, ethics, government, politics, propaganda, republicans, americans, dishonesty )

- 2047 days ago -
Why has Mitt Romney's Mormon faith mostly been a non-question in his political life? John Kennedy was asked if he would obey the Pope or make his own decisions, Jimmy Carter was asked how his Baptist faith would affect his Presidency, and Barack Obama..
Alcohol Is a Feminist Issue Too By Ivy Helman
Society & Culture  (tags: Employment, Adjunct, Teaching, HIgher Education, Alcoholism, Feminism, Religion, College, Post-College, Consumerism, Classism, Sexist Advertising, consumerism )

- 2066 days ago -
Sex sells. The sexual objectification of women is used in advertising to sell anything from auto parts to cologne to alcohol. Despite the myriads of feminist critiques of women's sexual objectification to sell products, it still exists. Open a Vogue..
Painting Virginia Woolf By Angela Yarber
Society & Culture  (tags: Art, Icon, Virginia Woolf, Angela Yarber, Feminism, Religion, Women, Culture, Writers )

- 2066 days ago -
Joining the ranks of my other Holy Women Icons with a folk feminist twist, Virginia Woolf is a novelist, one of the greatest of the twentieth century. She joins the biblical dancer, the Shulamite, feminist scholar, Mary Daly, literary figure, Baby Suggs,
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