The Naked Woman in Cologne Cathedral and Her American Paparazzi Connection

Femen protest - Cologne

On Christmas Day, as the 10 a.m. high Mass got underway in Germany’s Cologne Cathedral, a young woman in the front row stripped off her coat, exposing her naked body, rushed to the sanctuary and climbed atop the great altar.  Painted across the screaming woman’s bare chest were the words “I AM GOD.”Josephine Witt, the protestor, was a 20-year-old philosophy student and a member of the feminist anarchist group FEMEN.  Before Cardinal Joachim Meisner could begin the prayers of the Mass, she was … [Read more...]

“Be Submissive?” Spanish Feminists Must Really Hate Today’s Second Scripture Reading

Protesters rip copies of "Get Married and Be Submissive"

Get Married and Be Submissive.  That’s the advice coming from a best-selling new book by Italian author Costanza Miriano.And while the book—which was published in Spain with the support of Francisco Javier Martinez, the Catholic Archbishop of the Spanish city of Granada—has hit the top of the Amazon charts, the just-released Spanish-language edition Cásate y se sumisa has provoked Spanish feminists.  Protesters have taken to the streets, ripping copies of the book to shreds, claiming it promo … [Read more...]

Women’s Group Plans Major Protest at the White House on August 1—And You Can Help

Women Speak for Themselves

Do you remember when the HHS Mandate first made news across America?  Early news reports seemed to suggest that this, the issue of whether to provide free contraception and abortifacients, was an issue which divided men and women.  Opponents of the Mandate, according to the popular wisdom, were conservative, celibate churchmen who hated women and who didn’t understand or care about women’s needs.  Proponents, a group which included all women and some reasonable and caring men, were victims of cru … [Read more...]