Category Archives: Feminism

Fail: Pro-Abortion Twitter Challenge Goes “Viral”…Except It Doesn’t

  Wow, this was really pathetic. Pro-abortion activist Andrea Grimes, a political reporter at “reproductive justice” site RH Reality Check, must have thought she was pretty clever when she came up with the Taco Beer Abortion Challenge. Apparently thinking she could take advantage of the recent Ice Bucket Challenge that has conquered the Internet and [...]

Rules For Dating My Daughter

When I saw the buzzy Tumblr photo by Kristine Speare of her dad’s “Rules for Dating My Daughter” t-shirt, something bothered me about it. I get why it is popular. The dad-joke that says “Sure, date my daughter. I’ll spend the time you’re out cleaning my gun,”  never resonated with me … and always seemed a [...]

Photoshopping and the War on Women

I remember seeing the unsettling — before and after – photos of Jennifer Lawrence on the cover of Flare magazine, where Jennifer was photoshopped to look thinner and presumably “sexier”. This photoshopping job became public and caused a firestorm of outrage. People were outraged because it was completely unnecessary to photoshop the originally beautiful and [...]

Obama’s Taliban Trade and Violence Against Women

In late May, as  women were marching against misogynistic violence in Isla Vista,  Calif.,  and speaking out on Twitter, the Obama administration was brokering a deal to free five world-class violent misogynists from Guantanamo Bay. They are now free to return to their country and continue their careers oppressing women. Meeting the five released Taliban [...]

Dear Woman Priest, You’re Excommunicated…Love, Bishop Paprocki

And P.S. – You’re not a priest. That pretty much sums up Bishop Paprocki’s response to a local Catholic woman’s recent attempt to get ordained. The woman in question is Mary F. Keldermans of Springfield.  Bishop Paprocki wrote to her last month asking her to reconsider her plan, but evidently she ignored him and tried [...]

The Culture of Life is a Culture of Motherhood

Let’s talk about diapers: a newborn baby will need 2,500 diapers in the first year, and many more after that, but state-run programs like WIC and SNAP don’t address even basic needs like diapers. The fight to end abortion grabs headlines, but the press pays little attention to the mundane needs of the single mother [...]

JP2 on the New Feminism: Be Not Afraid.

  The picture to the right (not the one above obviously) was taken early in the morning on November 9, 2001, the day after I received The Pontifical Academies Award for my dissertation on women, gender, and the Church. In many ways, this picture was years in the making. Most of my family and several [...]


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