Guest Editor Rev. Dr. Barbara Welch talks about "Existential Shame", substance abuse, and the world of local churches Research Associate’s Note: As part of our new PANDEMIC section, we are continuing to reflect on how helping institutions, particularly the Church, can be present to meet people’s needs in a time of fear, stress, and isolation. … Continue reading PANDEMIC EDITION: Pastors, Is Your Church Safe for Survivors of Abuse?
Women and Girls are especially impacted misogyny and social deficits under patriarchy
Whether it’s “Moms Demand Action” or “Yes, We Code”, or the class of professional women in government we have come to know through televised events—Prosecutors, Judges, Ambassadors, Accountants, Attorneys, Assistants, Fact Witnesses, or elected officials—we are seeing everywhere that women are refusing to sit down and shut up. If anything, crises ranging from Climate Emergency … Continue reading “Speaking Truth to Nonsense: Women are doing the “heavy lifting” in calling government to account”
African Women Farmers Create Mermaid Art Image from #WOMENSART @WomanArt1 . For more wonderful images check blog at http://Womensartblog.wordpress.com You might be thinking that rural women, women living under occupation, or in dreadful circumstances, really can't make any impact on our global climate emergency---and why would,they even want to, given all they are going through? … Continue reading Palestinian Women Farmers Turn Renewable Agricultural Waste Into Energy and Family Income!
Activist Greta Thunberg's fierce, outraged speech at the UN Climate event this week showed the POWER and GLORY of a plain-speaking child addressing a gaggle of naked Emperors. Without a profane word or a footnote, a prevarication or stumble, she articulated the world's unwillingness to address our mass extinction event. Brava, Greta! You are speaking … Continue reading The Niceness Trap
Sudanese protester Alaa Salah urges on crowd during Sudan uprising Alaa Salah by Lana H. Haroun (@lana_hago) You may not have ever heard the word "Kandaka" before until this past year of protests and government overthrow in Sudan. Even now, this name for Nubian Queens, or "strong women" may not be familiar to you, unless … Continue reading The Kandakas of Sudan: A Biblical-Islamic Queen Inspires Modern Day Women
Eltahawy's new book, Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls, unmasks the power of refusing to "Be Nice", as she shows how polite civility suppresses women's voices against oppression. She brings insights from global female activism that illustrate the power of reclaiming verbal outrage. Mona Eltahawy argues for the power of female profanity as she mines … Continue reading Mona Eltahawy: Civility Will Not Overturn the Patriarchy | Literary Hub
Notre Dame Women's NCAA Basketball Coach at the Final Four "How are these young women looking up and seeing someone that looks like them, preparing them for the future? We don't have enough female role models. We don't have enough visible women leaders. We don't have enough women in power. Girls are socialized to know, … Continue reading Leading Girls: Why NCAA Coach Muffet McGraw Won’t Hire Male Coaches