Beyonce Studies 2014

Jessica Valenti called Beyoncé’s recent self-titled release “the album that is going to launch a thousand women’s studies papers.”  I don’t know how many papers have been written so far, but I do know that the timing couldn’t have been better for my teaching theory in gender and women’s studies this spring.  There’s even an [Read More…]

Radical? Feminist?

The US Council of Catholic Bishops has no idea what radical feminism actually looks like, and apparently neither does Marissa Mayer. I noted in an earlier piece on Patheos that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s statement condemning the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in the United States highlights that one of the [Read More…]