Unnatural Women and Natural-Law Feminism

One cheap but useful definition of natural law is that it's the belief that there is a universal human nature which is knowable by reason (and here we fight about what we mean by "reason," but ignore that for now), and so our desires can be rightly ordered based on what would express and support this nature, even though we have never seen this nature instantiated anywhere in our lives or history, ever. You can see why this is both a tempting place to ground your ethics, and a tough sell to … [Read more...]

A conversation with me and Sr. Jeannine Gramick

at Interfaith Voices. (Scroll down--I missed this when it was posted over the summer.) I haven't listened to it yet, so apologize in advance for any errors, jerkishness, etc.... … [Read more...]

In which I respond to natural-law rulemaking by emoting about vocation.

Hey, it pays the bills. No, but here I am in First Things responding to Douglas Farrow's "Thirteen Theses On Marriage." Other respondents include Jonathan Rauch, Paige Hochschild, David Blankenhorn, and Amy Wax. … [Read more...]


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