Posts tagged "feminism"
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Let’s Get Radical: a review of The Light In Her Eyes

by Rachel Riederer It’s difficult for me to conceive of the memorization of scripture as even a mildly progressive act, let alone a radical one. But The Light in Her Eyes...sets out to prove that it is.

Women, Orthodoxy and the Public Square

Amy Levin: Rick Perry says it’s America’s war on religion, but a subset of the ultra-orthodox in Israel might beg to differ. Perry’s concerns have more to do with school prayer and re-sanctifying Christmas, but many of Israel’s ultra-orthodox are concerned with feminism, or what most feminists would simply call gender equality. Clashes between...

Muslim Drag

Amy Levin: What would Muslim drag look like? Something like this? Yesterday, the AHA Foundation shared a link on their twitter account to an article titled “Egyptian Women’s Group Calls on Men to Try the Veil.” Aliaa El Mahdy, an Egyptian university student, created a facebook page called “Resounding Cries,” which asks Egyptian...

Fashion Faux Pas as Resistant Force in France

Kathryn Montalbano: NiqaBitch, a YouTube video released shortly after France's September 2010 April 2011 official ban of face-covering head apparel, provides interesting if not deceptively complex social commentary expressed via the most fundamental medium for communication possible: the body itself.  Although the video is set to what commenters call "vulgar" rap music (in...

Bachmann’s “Evangelical Feminism”

Kathryn Montalbano: What is meant by "feminist"--the inherently problematic, unfixed term that often causes pangs of discomfort when mustered as a fighting word--varies not merely across historical and contemporary time and space but also within individual countries and regions.  In the 1970s, for instance, the feminist movement in America was starkly divided in the public...

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Hate the sin, love the sinner says a coalition of Christian groups, including the Vatican, who've compiled a new rule book for treating non-Christians with tolerance while still trying to convert them. A San Francisco woman charges that Abercrombie & Fitch, purveyor to the young and bare-skinned, fired her for wearing a head scarf....

States of Devotion, a publication of NYU's Hemispheric Institute edited by Ann Pellegrini, has a new "dossier" of articles that address same-sex marriage in the U.S. Pellegrini's introduction reads:
That same Christian Century article contrasts the rising support for gay marriage, especially among younger Americans, with public attitudes towards legalized abortion. The survey...

Women’s Rights in Egypt

"The Mubarak regime is more dangerous to women than the Muslim Brotherhood." Listen to renown feminist Dr. Nawal El Saadawi and NYU graduate student Yasmin Moll on the Brian Lehrer show on NPR. You can read today's exclusive article by El Saadawi at Women's Media Center here.

What’s In a Title?

Andy Kopsa writes about the awkward title of a fantastic and haunting article by Sarah Blustain at Mother Jones.  Blustain chronicles the work and activism of "pro-life" lawyer Harold Cassidy.  The article was first posted with the title A Pro-Choice Feminist's Worst Nightmare which has since been changed to The Man Who Loved Women Too...

Feminism and Theology

Don't miss Susan Henking's article today at Religion Dispatches on second wave feminism, theology, and gender equality in the church.

Muslim Women’s Voice

Rhonda Roumani at The Scoop asks why controversial atheist and denouncer of Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, is allowed by the American media to speak for all Muslim women. She writes, "She has slowly become the public face of 'Muslim women,' often to the exclusion of others who have compelling narratives of their own...