This Should Go Without Saying: Stop Blaming Rape on Women

A culture that accepts or excuses rape even a little is simply not acceptable. It's more prevalent than you think. TRIGGER WARNING This article, and pages it links to, contain information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors.Many years ago, I had a professor of mine and his wife over for dinner. He was a visiting theology professor from South Africa and our conversation focused on the ministry challenges there. I was shocked to learn that there were … [Read more...]

The Female Gaze: Conflict of Interest

Each week in The Female Gaze, Faith Newport engages the trends, events, and issues that affect women—and the men who care about them.As the designated "women's issues" writer here at CaPC, I get unofficial dibs on incidents impacting women--which seem to increase in number around election season. Today's news offered me this little gem: A Republican candidate for Senate asserted that women who are victims of "legitimate rape" are practically guaranteed not to get pregnant. The politician, Rep. … [Read more...]