Category Archives: Feminism

Inside the Quiverfull Movement

Kathryn Joyce, one of my favorite writers, has a new book out called Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement. It looks, in a word, awesome. Joyce has been studying the Christian patriarchy movement for years, and has written about it … Continue reading

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A quote, just because: “If I were building a Utopia . . . I would leave principles out . . . even feminism; in place of principles I would give us all a magnificent and flaming audacity.” via.

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More Chris & Rihanna: This Time, With Extra Victim-Blaming

This is depressing: Here’s a conversation starter: Nearly half of the 200 Boston teenagers interviewed for an informal poll said pop star Rihanna was responsible for the beating she allegedly took at the hands of her boyfriend, fellow music star … Continue reading

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Abstinence-Only Day on Capitol Hill

On Wednesday, Joe from Amplify attended the abstinence-only lobby day on Capitol Hill, and has now written a blog post about all that he saw. While I would admittedly hate to see what kind of propaganda an abstinence-only organization would … Continue reading

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Target Women: Barbie

The latest from Sarah Haskins: (If you can’t view the embedded video, click here.) And for those of you who missed it, she also had a pretty awesome Op-Ed in the Washington Post on Barbie’s 50th birthday. (Yeah, I’ll admit … Continue reading

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White House Council on Women and Girls

Via Feministing comes the speech that Obama gave prior to signing his executive order that created the White House Council on Women and Girls: I think that it was a rather good speech, even though I really wish that he … Continue reading

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“Bridezilla”? Really?

The right-wing obsession with trashing women never ceases to amaze me. Kathryn Jean Lopez’s write-up of Feministing blogger Jessica Valenti’s wedding is no exception (and of course, Ace of Spades follows up). Lopez titles the piece “You’ve Never Met a … Continue reading

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Send Your Comments on the “Conscience” Rule to HHS

I recently wrote that President Obama was planning to overturn Bush’s last minute HHS “conscience” rule that prevents health care providers from “discriminating” against all levels of anti-choice employees who literally refuse to do their jobs, and is intended to … Continue reading

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Honoring Abusers at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

Really? Nickelodeon is standing by troubled singer Chris Brown, who has been charged with two felonies in the alleged beating of girlfriend Rihanna. In a statement to, the network said Brown, 19, will remain a Kids’ Choice Award nominee … Continue reading

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The washing machine liberated women

So says the Catholic Church. (And what the heck is going on this week with the Church being publicly ridiculous in full force?). The article was printed at the weekend in l’Osservatore Romano, the semi-official Vatican newspaper, to mark international … Continue reading

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The Poor, Beleaguered Catholic Church

Check out this headine: “N.Y. Catholics: Dems Trying to Bankrupt Church.” Sounds pretty bad, right? I mean, I’m not a huge fan of some of the Church hierarchy’s decisions, but I have no hate for the Church itself or the … Continue reading

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In news that will make you want to quit life:

According to a UK survey, one in seven people think it’s ok to hit a woman if she wears revealing or “sexy” clothes in public. Similar numbers think it’s ok to hit a woman who “nags.” An even higher percentage … Continue reading

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