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Current Issues: Feminism

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A Girl's Lament: Sex, Love, and America's Teens - Joan Frawley Desmond

A lack of nerve undermines so many Catholic efforts in this country to save young people from a toxic culture.   Popular  Read more...

"A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue" — book review - Sarah E. Hinlicky

"A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue" by Wendy Shalit, is a bombshell.   Read more...

A different sort of liberated woman - Colleen Carroll Campbell

Weary of establishment feminism's emphasis on me-first autonomy and our popular culture's reduction of women to sex objects and shopaholics, many are discovering another, more radical model of women's liberation.   Read more...

A Pro-Woman Pope - Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

Why radical feminists can't hear the good words John Paul II has for women.  Read more...

A Stanton For the Saudis - Anne Applebaum

"A court in country X sentenced a black man who had been severely beaten by white men to six months in jail and 200 lashes."  Read more...

A Woman's Perspective on New Vatican Document - Mary Shivanandan

A new letter from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has called for a renewed collaboration of men and women.  Read more...

Advice for 21st century young women - Barbara Kay

I am not suggesting you live your lives as I lived mine. I only ask that you be true to yourselves.  Read more...

Are we Getting it Right? The State of Women’s Studies Departments - Jennifer Roback

Our topic today is whether Women’s Studies Departments in general are “getting it right.” Is there any legitimate reason why the taxpayers should support an academic department devoted to the study of feminism and women? Has feminism improved the lives of women?  Read more...

Be fruitful and multiply. Now - Barbara Kay

I’ve just celebrated a significant birthday. How significant? Hint: I am now eligible to buy the orange bus tickets instead of the fuchsia ones, and the orange ones cost less.  Read more...

Beyond the Veil Worship - Allison Hanes

When the faithful heed the call to Friday prayer at the Noor Cultural Centre, men gather on the left side of the light filled hall facing Mecca, while women align themselves on the right.  Read more...

Calling All Hombres - Naomi Schaefer Riley

"Defend yourself." That's the lesson Harvey Mansfield drew for Larry Summers the week before Harvard's president was forced to resign.  Read more...

Catholic and Feminist: Can One Be Both? - Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

Can one be both Catholic and feminist? Many of us these days are asking the question, sometimes with considerable anguish. The real question, however, is why is this a question at all. Why do so many of us see the relations between Catholicism and feminists as problematic?  Read more...

Christian Feminism: A Fuller View of Woman - Zenit

Secularized feminism raises excellent questions but cannot answer them, says an American theologian who points to a Christian feminism as an antidote.  Read more...

Click, Clack - Sarah E. Hinlicky

In her book "What Our Mothers Didn’t Tell Us: Why Happiness Eludes the Modern Woman", Danielle Crittenden documents how feminism has imposed a rigid new set of feminist prejudices.   Read more...

Coming Clean: The Real Truth About Men's and Women's Brains - James Bowman

In the school where I once taught, they used to tell the story of the smart-alecky boy in chemistry class who, upon being given meticulous instructions as to the day’s classwork, put his hand up and asked: "Please, sir, why do we need to do this experiment? You already know how it comes out, and we don’t care."  Read more...

Daze of Our Wives - Beth Impson

When I first encountered Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique, at the height of its influence in the 70s, I kept thinking, "Who are these women?" My mother and her friends were not "desperate housewives": secret alcoholics and adulterers, trying to escape the boredom of their non-wage-earning lives.  Read more...

Do We Care About Boys? - Maggie Gallagher

The headline from The Washington Post celebrates yet another milestone: "University of Virginia picks its first female president." But meantime, the data continues to mount that our educational system is massively failing one gender: boys.  Read more...

Does the Catholic Church Hate Women? - Christopher Kaczor

The Catholic Church is subjected to a great deal of suspicion, if not outright scorn, when it comes to its treatment of women. Does the Church treat women as "second class"?  Read more...

Embarrassing the Angels - Peggy Noonan

Or, that's no way to treat a lady.  Read more...

Feminism and Marriage: a Reflection on Ephesians 5: 21-33 - Mary Shivanandan

Since this passage with the admonition of St. Paul for wives to submit themselves to their husbands as to the Lord, creates great difficulties for modern-day feminists, I have selected it as the springboard for this article on feminism and marriage. The passage has been called a summa of Church teaching on marriage and has been interpreted in several ways through the centuries. Today I want to compare John Chrysostom's interpretation with that of John Paul II with some reference to medieval and various contemporary interpretations. Finally I shall show the application of the passage in the lives of some couples today.  Read more...

Feminism and the Family an Indissoluble Marriage - Mary Ann Glendon

Harvard law professor Mary Ann Glendon led the Vatican delegation to the UN Beijing Conference on Women in 1995. She soon discovered that the working document in Beijing contained defects which corresponded closely to the defects of 1970s' feminism.  Read more...

Feminism and the Unraveling of the Social Bond - Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

Like countless other women who cherish improvement in the situation of women in the United States and throughout the world, I was initially quick to embrace feminism as the best way to secure our "rights" and our dignity as persons. Like countless others, I was seriously misled.  Read more...

Feminism’s second-wave hangover - Tasha Kheiriddin

On the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, I find myself profoundly ambivalent about feminism.   Read more...

Feminists for Life Reveal Prominent Pro-Life Women - Joshua Mercer

Celebrities exert a considerable amount of influence in American life today. Their support or opposition can make a big difference to any social crusade. Now a small, but growing, number of celebrities have begun to step forward to proclaim their opposition to both abortion and the death penalty.  Read more...

Fictional drivel - Barbara Kay

The setting of The Handmaid's Tale is "the recent future." The United States has morphed into the Republic of Gilead, dominated by Christian fundamentalists, who have conscripted fertile women into a program of forced breeding.  Read more...


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