The Trans Movement – Another Form of Patriarchy

Over at Crux, I have a new piece exploring the patriarchal effects of the trans movement. Until lately, if someone had mentioned patriarchy in the developed world, I would’ve thought we were about to embark on a somewhat archaic conversation. But recent events, crystallized by Target’s decision to open its sex-differentiated bathrooms and fitting rooms to the personal narrative of its customers, have me thinking that patriarchy is alive and well.Hear me out.Throughout history, women hav … [Read more...]

4 Things You Should Know About International Women’s Day

In Rome, International Women's Day is celebrated with small bouquets of mimosa flowers. The guys that typically sell you umbrellas and odd gimmicks come armed with these bouquets only for today, a lovely gesture.But my time in Rome taught me that International Women's Day wasn't as innocuous a celebration as it might sound. What I learned in Rome was word of mouth from those who grew up in communist or socialist countries, but there's a current opinion piece by Antony Davies and James … [Read more...]

Why the Hobby Lobby Decision Brings Out the Feminist in Me

The more I think about it, the more the Supreme Court's decision on the Hobby Lobby case bothers me. I don't disagree with the decision, but I don't like what it reveals about our culture. Case in point, Deroy Murdock listed all the contraceptives that were covered by Hobby Lobby before the decision and that would be covered after the decision. Here you go -Male condoms Female condoms Diaphragms with spermicide Sponges with spermicide Cervical caps with spermicide Spermicide … [Read more...]

Ready to Rumble: Discussing a Theology of Woman.

I'll be on the Drew Mariani Show, hosted by Wendy Wiese at 4.30 ET today to discuss the theology of women. A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece prompted by Pope Francis' implicit call for a theology of woman. Generated a variety of responses. Check them out and guess which is my favorite...Simcha Fisher offered some much appreciated support, too.As did Elizabeth Scalia on Facebook. I'll just post her comment here. She cites Simcha's article:Look, Catholic women are in a very peculiar p … [Read more...]