Category opinion

A Revived Sense of the Sacred.

In honor of Women’s History Month and pertinent to the political climate in which we now find ourselves, I recommend a fine article in USC’s Religion Dispatches: WHAT A FORGOTTEN 19TH CENTURY SUFFRAGIST CAN TEACH US ABOUT WOMEN’S RIGHTS VS. THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT The following caught my attention …[Matilda Joslyn Gage] would publish the heavily researched, carefully […]

On Papal Shoes Dropping and Papal Language Flopping

Whether it’s red or not, the other papal shoe has dropped. With all the hoopla over Francis’s visit to the US and his calls for economic and environmental justice he still promulgates and perpetuates the supreme injustice of sexism and inequality for women. (He might just want to think about how the latter is in […]

Dys-Functionalism

func·tion·al·ism ˈfəNG(k)SH(ə)nlˌizəm/ noun 1. belief in or stress on the practical application of a thing, in particular. (in the arts) the doctrine that the design of an object should be determined solely by its function, rather than by aesthetic considerations, and that anything practically designed will be inherently beautiful. noun: functionalism (in the social sciences) […]

Value Yourself

Mika Brzezinski, author of the 2011 bestseller “Knowing Your Value,” is launching a new venture this year — a series of day-long interactive conferences for women in Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago, Boston and Orlando, in which she will offer tangible, useful, hands-on advice to women about knowing their value in the workplace and communicating it effectively. […]

Wincing Away

When misogyny hits the fans… pun intended: Lost in translation? 7 reasons some women wince when Pope Francis starts talking Dave Gibson documents Francis’s verbal faux pas, and confirms my suspicions. While the words may not make the man they do indicate his real thoughts and feelings. Oh and one more thing…

Say What?!!!!!!

  When it Comes to Women, Pope Francis Isn’t the Progressive Everyone Wants Him to Be Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/when-it-comes-to-women-pope-francis-isnt-the-progressive-everyone-wants-him-to-be.html#ixzz36KHRR4Dv “Priests often end up under the sway of their housekeepers.” So said Pope Francis in his very first interview with a WOMAN journalist since becoming pope when asked whether he thought a woman could be the head […]

Magisterium-splaining

NCR’s newest blogger Kelly Stewart’s BRILLIANT analysis of how and why Church leaders’ condescension an affront to Catholic laity’s intelligence