Black History is Now, part two

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Over at SoulRevision, Kim Moore is taking a new angle on the standard Black History Month profiles: During Black History Month we spend a lot of time talking about our wonderful black pioneers of the past (MLK, Malcolm X, W.E.B. Du Bois etc), and the paths they’ve paved for us and how they’ve helped shape our [Read More...]

Refuse Easy Answers

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There are a lot of reasons that I should like Refuse to Do Nothing.  Written by women whose consciousness has been raised to the realities of exploitation and oppression, stories of grassroots organizing toward justice, pages of practical advice on what the ordinary reader might do to combat injustice … these are things I champion [Read More...]

Conscience & Change

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Mary Hunt makes some fantastic points in her reflection on the resignation announcement of Pope Benedict XVI. First, conscience is important for all Catholics: Conscience, Benedict reminds us today, is still primary for Catholics. Examination of conscience: that is just the formula millions of us use to explain why we use birth control, enjoy our [Read More...]

A Merry Feminist Valentine’s Day

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Ms. Magazine offered this round-up of suggestions if you want to mark Valentine’s Day with feminist activism: As a feminist, how about joining a political campaign in honor of Valentine’s Day? Saint Valentine was arrested for marrying couples against the wishes of Emperor Claudius II, so what better way to honor the day than to continue [Read More...]

Rising For Lent

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What if we gave up violence against women for Lent?  Or, gave it up forever? Gave up tolerating it, looking the other way, shaking our heads, and gave up swallowing our rage? The intersection of the Christian season of Lent, when so many of my Christian and clergy friends are reflecting on what they are [Read More...]

Black History is Now

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Over at SoulRevision, Kim Moore is taking a new angle on the standard Black History Month profiles: During Black History Month we spend a lot of time talking about our wonderful black pioneers of the past (MLK, Malcolm X, W.E.B. Du Bois etc), and the paths they’ve paved for us and how they’ve helped shape our [Read More...]

Interfaithing Lutherans

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The headlines refer to Rev. Rob Morris as a Lutheran pastor reprimanded by his denomination for participating in an interfaith prayer service in Newtown, Connecticutt, just after the Sandy Hook massacre. ‘MISSOURI-SYNOD LUTHERAN!’  … I want to holler every time I see it. After I stop hollering, I want to point out that a similar [Read More...]

Because God Said: Farmers, Myth & Truth

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Just hearing Paul Harvey’s voice during the Super Bowl commercial featuring his words from a speech to the Future Farmers of America in 1978 was enough to conjure up my seven-year old self, peanut butter & jelly sandwich and Pringles potato chips at the kitchen table as quirky stories and “the rest of the story” [Read More...]

When Pants Are Political

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Did you miss the Mormon feminist day of action in December?  It was a small and significant moment for women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Wearing pants.  To church.  On a Sunday. Joanna Brooks explained in a piece at The Huffington Post on December 14: Mind you, wearing pants to church [Read More...]

BREAKING: Fierce Women Freak Out Conservatives

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Leave it to Kathryn Jean Lopez at The National Review to lead the slut-shaming of a successful hetero-married mother of a daughter: I don’t want to linger on this, but last night’s Super Bowl half-time show was ridiculous — and gratuitously so. Watching Twitter, it was really no surprise that men made comments about stripper [Read More...]

Top Three Posts in January

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The top three most-viewed posts here in January 2013 were: I Am Not A Hostage Honorable Mention: Ordain a Lady! Guns & Religion And tied for third was Seneca Falls. Selma. Stonewall ::  The Basics It was a popular month for intersections it seems … the intersection between feminism and religion (are they compatible or [Read More...]

Guns & Religion, part two: Praying for a Gun?

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“Too many children are dying. Too many children,” [Gabrielle] Giffords almost whispered, speaking slowly and with difficulty the eight most important words that anyone would utter during the entire four-hour hearing.” That was in Washington, D.C., at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on gun violence, on January 30, 2013. A teenage girl who performed at [Read More...]


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