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Will Patriarchy Survive?

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By Teresa Roberts  This week Bill Cosby was sentenced, Kavanaugh is facing a second accuser and Jim Knoblach is dropping out of the race due to allegations that he molested his own daughter for more than ten years.  We’ve experienced several years in a row of one man after another being accused for either sexual […]

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The Ten Commandments of Gender Equality

I.     Body Autonomy Neither a man’s or woman’s body can be used against their will for any purpose. Ex. Sperm cannot be forcibly taken from a man to produce a child. Abortion must be legal, safe, and available. Ex. No man or woman should be touched without their clear consent. II.    Equality under […]

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Part III: The Society of Outsiders

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Karen Bridges   In parts I and II of this series, I discussed how Virginia Woolf illustrated the variety of ways religion played a role, not only in forbidding women from attaining education and employment, but insisting that it was the “natural order” of things. Religion was one of the many tools by which men […]

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YOU’RE DAMN STRAIGHT I’M A ONE-ISSUE VOTER!

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  By Ann Wilcox   One evening I was at dinner with my philosophy discussion group. The talk turned to politics and current events, and the man next to me began to complain that his wife was a “one-issue voter.” “She just votes for the candidate that’s pro-choice, without thinking about their position on anything […]

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We Are Screwed!

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  On June 30, 2014 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. They ruled that the craft store (Hobby Lobby) could have religious views and therefore could refuse to provide certain forms of birth control to its female employees under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). It was this event […]

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Yahweh Takes over Fertility… and Women’s Rights

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by Karen Garst Clay figurines from 50,000 years ago may be our earliest example of the human understanding of the importance of childbearing. If the clan or tribe didn’t reproduce itself, it would not survive. Most of these clay figurines are of women. The ones with large bellies or breasts might have been made to […]

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A Dystopian Future – Sacrificed

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By Karen Garst The world of the internet continues to amaze me. I connected with a woman named Yuriria Harris who had seen my blog. She was born in Mexico City, brought up in an indigenous community, and became aware early on of the great injustices that poor people in her country suffered. At the […]

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The Bible Says What It Says About Women

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Guest Writer John Draper Progressive Christians need to have the proverbial Come to Jesus Moment about the Bible. Earlier this year, the trending hashtag on Twitter was #ThingsOnlyChristianWomenHear, started, I guess, by a Christian feminist as an afterthought as she was boarding a plane. At least it was trending in progressive Christian circles. The gist […]

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Feminism Theater

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By Marissa Alexa McCool “Feminism is over,” I often heard on UPenn’s campus. “There’s no need for it anymore. Look at how many women are here?” I didn’t see any of those people when the hate preachers showed up with signs that said: “Women, get back in the kitchen.” “Men are really the ones discriminated […]

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The Bronte Sisters and the Evolution of Societies

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Teresa Roberts, Guest Writer I have long loved the works of the Bronte sisters, Emily, Anne, and Charlotte. Such disturbing stories like Jane Eyre provided me with endless hours of entertainment as a young person. I was forbidden the reading of fiction in my devout Christian home, but I managed to hide books from the […]

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