Wonder Woman: When Gods Come of Age

What do Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Logan, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier all have in common? I mean, yes, besides the obvious details that they are all from the Marvel universe and they’re all entertaining films. They all brought in less money their first weekend than did Wonder Woman this past weekend, [Read More…]

Why Christian Women Can’t Get Ahead

Last week, Canadian writer and Christian feminist Sarah Bessey started a hashtag entitled #ThingsOnlyChristianWomenHear and the results were pretty fantastic. And by “fantastic” I mean stomach-curdling, exasperating, cathartic, and angering. Friends have already written about it here and here. You’ll find there samples of the typical things Christian women hear, and the fact that it trended so quickly only [Read More…]

Introducing the Patient’s Right to Know Act

Did you know that if you have ovarian cancer for which the treatment would cause sterility, healthcare facilities run by religious institutions will withhold specific types of chemotherapy and not tell you they even exist? The same goes for treatments of testicular cancer. Any course of treatment which renders a man unable to reproduce is strictly forbidden [Read More…]

Body Shame 101: Lies the Church Told Me about My Own Sexuality

[Today’s guest post is written by Kylie, a friend and former evangelical who lives in the Pacific Northwest.] We start getting messages about sex and the culturally approved ways of expressing our sexuality long before our bodies even hit puberty. From birth, we are surrounded by these messages and we absorb and internalize them in the [Read More…]

Sometimes Love Really Is Abuse

The past couple of weeks there has been a lot of discussion about religious indoctrination and abuse.  A couple of weeks ago I received a good bit of pushback from my readers because I asserted that you shouldn’t call teaching creationism “child abuse.” If you check out that article (linked here) and sort the comments by number of [Read More…]

Being a Mom (or Dad) is More Than Enough

A few years ago I read an essay by a woman arguing that feminism did a major disservice to families by teaching women to evaluate their own worth by the same measures which men use to evaluate themselves.  She argued that the movement adopted the typical American man’s view of self-worth which says a person [Read More…]