Men Talk Guns: Costas, Whitlock, & Powell

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These are the kinds of things I want to hear more men saying about guns and masculinity. In the days after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, and then himself, both in front of other people, we’ve been having our periodic too-short-conversations about gun culture.  Earlier this year, following [Read More...]

Top Three Posts in November

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These were the three most-viewed posts here at feminismxianity in November 2012: David Frum (Surprisingly?) Gets it Right on Abortion Pussy Riot = Feminism + Religion + Russia Seriously, Where’s Jesus? This last one was also picked up by and published in my local newspaper, the Jacksonville Journal-Courier, which has been lots of fun.  My [Read More...]

Interview: The Grace & The Mess

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Sally Steenland, Director of the Faith & Progressive Policy Initiative at the Center for American Progress, interviewed me recently as part of our work on Faith & Reproductive Justice this year.  The transcript, as well as the audio podcast, are available on the CAP website. Here is a sample: SS: Let me ask you another [Read More...]

Hindus Buddhists & Bisexuals ~ Oh My!

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In the interview that Sally Steenland, Director of the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at the Center for American Progress did with me, published earlier this week, I noted that we should absolutely celebrate the election of the most sexually, racially, and religiously diverse Congress in history. In case you haven’t yet seen it, ThinkProgress [Read More...]

It’s Racism, Stupid

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I’ll let actual Republicans do the full post-mortems on their collective failures in the 2012 election, and just say one thing here:  It’s not about a failure to communicate conservatism, or even a bad candidate.  It’s about a fundamental worldview that privileges whiteness over all other races. It doesn’t matter if the party dresses itself [Read More...]

Pussy Riot = Feminism + Religion + Russia

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I’ve been wanting to read more about the content of Pussy Riot’s protest at the altar of Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral for some time, and finally got around to this piece by Jeffrey Tayler in The Atlantic.  I might be accused of liking irreverent feminist protests of religion a little too much, having thrilled [Read More...]

Now What? Work to be Done

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I’m happy to share two responses to the inevitable days-after-the-election question:  Now What? The first is from Kim Moore (fellow participant in the Faith and Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute at the Center for American Progress, pictured here with me and two other fab women near the White House in September) who posted the following yesterday over [Read More...]

Election Day 2012 Round-Up

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Finally!  Time to vote (if you aren’t among the very many who have done so already).  I decided to round-up a list of the pieces I’ve written over the past few months that most pertain to the election today. First, responses to the four Patheos Election Month questions.  This was a great series, generating a [Read More...]

Why Women (and anyone who knows them) Must Vote

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Mother Jones has a great graphic round-up of reasons that women need to vote November 6.  (If they haven’t already, that is … I’m struck this year at how old-school it sounds to get out the vote on election day itself, with the overwhelming turnout for early voting all around the country!) A few highlights: [Read More...]

Barack Obama, Once More

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For whom will you vote for President, and why? I intend to vote for Barack Obama for president because he has done and said many things that matter to me.  His commitments reflect mine, and his accomplishments have improved the lives of millions of Americans. Here is the beginning of a list: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act The [Read More...]


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