August 21, 2016

Looking anew at Mary and other female saints – looking anew at the women of the Old Testament who entered into the drama of salvation history by consistently defying societal norms for female behavior – looking, ultimately, at the words and deeds of Christ in the gospels, and the structure of the church he founded – I came to realize that being feminist and being Christian did not, as many suggested (and as I had felt for years) constitute an inherent contradiction. Read more

August 18, 2016

You are not pure. You can not walk away from the sinner; because you are the sinner. Read more

August 17, 2016

…I’ve found much wonder and some shame, but I think I got the message wrong… Read more

August 15, 2016

    Professional and social media have been inundated with stories about sexism in the coverage of the Olympics. From the emphasis on the “sexy” opening performances, to the overshadowing of female athletes by their male counterparts, to crediting male coaches of female athletes for “creating” them, it’s evident that sexual equality is still a goal to be pursued, not an achievement to be celebrated, in this realm of star athletics. But it would be a mistake to view this… Read more

August 12, 2016

Women who do not conform to societal standards for prettiness or femininity are reviled by those who think women should be objects for male pleasure – even supposedly chaste pleasures, such as enjoying a nice cup of tea with a nice girl who’s pretty in a way that lets you objectify her without sexual guilt. Read more

August 10, 2016

the products are clearly marketed on the basis of existing sexist stereotypes and predicated on the basis of an almost caricatured male desire. Read more

August 6, 2016

If you post racist stuff online, I probably won’t unfriend you. I’ve unfriended and blocked a few anti-Semites in my time, for the sake of my emotional equilibrium. I’ve done the same with creepy guys who send private messages starting with “hey” (so original and eloquent) and proceeding to “I feel like we could have a special connection” (really? On the basis of what?), ending with “why u not respond to me?” (seriously, guys, don’t do this, ever, to anyone)…. Read more

August 3, 2016

If one can not reject hatred of persons, if one can not embrace a willingness to love all life, one cannot reject, truly, any of the systems in which such hatred has been enshrined. Read more

August 2, 2016

If this does not permit the restoration of a female diaconate, perhaps it will open doors to discuss other ways in which women may live out their vocations of service within the Body of Christ. Read more

July 28, 2016

I have been accused of using contraception by those who think that NFP is acceptable only because it doesn’t “work,” and that since I have “only” three children I must be contracepting like mad. Read more

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