Roe at 40: Poverty

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On January 22, 2013, the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that nationally legalized abortion is 40 years old.  Because there is a lot of misinformation and disinformation surrounding one of the most politicized women’s health issues, I am sharing some of the infographics from the Guttmacher Institute in the days leading up to this [Read More...]

This Professor’s ‘Month Off’

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It happens with some regularity:  Someone proclaims that college and university professors have easy jobs, are getting paid too much, and most recently, have the least stressful jobs. Then, college and university professors get wildly aggravated, defending their work lives, explaining once again that an hour in the classroom requires hours of preparation time, that [Read More...]

Roe at 40: Barriers to Abortion Access

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On January 22, 2013, the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that nationally legalized abortion is 40 years old.  Because there is a lot of misinformation and disinformation surrounding one of the most politicized women’s health issues, I am sharing some of the infographics from the Guttmacher Institute in the days leading up to this [Read More...]

Marriage Equality in the Nation’s Cathedral

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As noted this week on the website for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, GLAAD: “The National Cathedral is one of the most recognizable places of worship in the United States, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors per year. It has also hosted many presidential inauguration services as well as the funerals for several [Read More...]

Roe at 40: U.S. Women

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On January 22, 2013, the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that nationally legalized abortion is 40 years old.  Because there is a lot of misinformation and disinformation surrounding one of the most politicized women’s health issues, I am sharing some of the infographics from the Guttmacher Institute in the days leading up to this [Read More...]

If Not Less, More

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I know there are a lot of good reasons to have less religion in the middle of our democratic processes, but until that happens, diversifying the religions and having more of them (and more varieties of each) present is a good thing.  It helps disenthrone the stranglehold that (certain kinds of) Christian views have had [Read More...]

A Year of Wins: Faith & Reproductive Justice 2012

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In so many ways, 2012 was a year of setbacks for women’s reproductive health.  Katie over at Feministing puts it plainly: “The Guttmacher Institute is reporting that 2012 saw the second highest number of abortion restrictions (43 in 19 states) ever. The scary thing is that this is better than 2011, when a record-breaking 92 abortion restrictions were [Read More...]

God Everywhere, God Nowhere?

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I finally got around to watching the two-part segment about faith and the Newtown school massacre from The Melissa Harris-Perry Show on December 22.  It featured several creative and smart scholars who I’ve followed for some time, including Rev. Serene Jones, president of Union Theological Seminary in New York, Dr. Anthea Butler, professor of religious [Read More...]

Top Three Posts in December

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The top three most-viewed posts here at feminismxianity in December 2012 were: Meet the NotReligions: Christianity, Islam, and … ? The Most Interesting Chapter in the Bible When Men Kill If you missed any of these, please do go take a look and see what you think.  Again it’s a mix of political, theological, and [Read More...]

Honorable Mention: Maddow Drops Mic

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Just because this is quite possibly the best summary of the mad mad mad mad crazy election year and its results, I am sharing Rachel Maddow’s commentary from the day after.  It’s old news now, surely you have seen it (what? You haven’t? Stop what you’re doing right now and sit down and watch this!) [Read More...]


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