A Response to Pastor My-Wife-Has-To-Cook-Three-Awesome-Meals-a-Day

You all remember Pastor Steven Anderson‘s ultra-offensive and misogynistic sermon on the qualities of a “virtuous woman” (a.k.a. The greatest sermon *ever*). I wrote about it here.

The folks at BetterOffDamned created a video response to the sermon — interspersed with their own commentary.

It’s awesome. I especially love the bits at 4:50 and 13:42 :) [Read more...]

Sex-Ed Bill Proposes Funding For Pro-LGBT, Pro-Contraception Programs

A new sex education bill would reward programs that reject gender stereotypes, reach out to LGBT students, and teach a range of birth control methods.

It’s almost as if Congress is doing something right for once. [Read more...]

A Review of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters: Sympathy for the Witch

It’s an enjoyable ride, an energetic action movie with all the bells and whistles of early-21st-century cinema: Trendy (and pricy) 3-D glasses. Sexy, take-no-prisoners heroes. Monstrous reimaginings of your run-of-the-mill witch. Modern inventions gone medieval (think tasers, machine guns, and insulin injections to treat Hansel’s “sugar sickness”). Wry humour. CGI trolls named Edward.

But it’s also a modern reimagining of an idea straight out of the history books. The hunting and execution of witches was real… and it usually involved targeting older, independent-living women as consorts of Satan. It was a way to punish women for acting in ways the male social leaders deemed inconsistent with the community’s Christian values. [Read more...]

Beliefnet Tells Writer She Can’t Use the Word ‘Feminist’ in Her Blog’s Title Because It’ll Offend Readers

My blogging-buddy Libby Anne has a blog header that looks like this:

Love. Joy. Feminism. Cool!

Another Patheos blogger writes about the intersection of feminism and her faith:

No big deal, right?

Well, Kristine Holmgren was recently invited to blog on a religion-based site I didn’t realize still existed — Beliefnet — and she proposed a title/subtitle for her blog to her superior, “marketing and business analyst” Sharon Kirk:

“How about — ‘Sweet Truth — Thoughts of a Faithful Feminist’?”

The response she got back from Kirk was astounding: [Read more...]

Christian Pastor: I’d Rather Experience Chinese Water Torture Than Listen to a Woman Argue With Me

I had no idea what to title this post because I had so many options.

Pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona just gave the greatest sermon *ever* on the qualities of a “virtuous woman.” It’s offensive, misogynistic, hilarious… and it’s all on video.

Highlights are below! (Because I listened to the whole damn thing for you…) [Read more...]


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