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God's Feminist Ideals
We're created to be image bearers and justice seekers.
independence. Western women's rights discussions often focus on the fact that woman is an autonomous self and no one can tell her what to do. In the
Women’s March Sets Out to Exclude 40 Percent of American Women
What pro-life feminists actually have in common with their pro-choice counterparts.
pro-life Christians are frustrated to see their place as fellow defenders of human rights sidelined along Is there a place for pro-life women to partner with their pro-choice sisters on areas
Opinion | Family
13 Books to Read with Your Kids This Summer
What books would I take to a desert island—if my children came with me?
the author's experience of growing up in the American South during the civil rights movement Erin Wyble Newcomb teaches English and women's studies at SUNY New Paltz and writes
Opinion | Pop Culture
Why We Need Wonder Woman
Even when it falters, the new female-led film brings freshness to the superhero flick.
were invented as derivative versions of various superheroes (Supergirl, Batgirl, et al.), Wonder Woman was created in 1941 by a man immersed in the women's rights movement.
Opinion | Sexuality
Why Are Evangelical Women at Planned Parenthood?
What a recent Marie Claire report gets wrong—and right—about evangelicals and abortion.
Why Are Evangelical Women at Planned Parenthood? According to the Elliot Institute, post-abortive women are 65 percent more likely to suffer long-term clinical depression.
Phyllis Schlafly Defended Women Like Me
Even with her flaws, the “first lady of the conservative movement” understood a fundamental human desire.
the news of Schlafly's death, I assumed he would interview an academic happy to expose (with feminist animus) the hypocrisy of a woman who benefited from women's rights and also
Reporting | Church
Study: Female Pastors Are on the Rise
And so are our impossible expectations for them.
The high expectations we've placed on women are potentially unraveling decades of progress in women's rights. In her book, A Woman's Place, Katelyn
Why Google and BuzzFeed Need the Church
When big corporations make big moral decisions, where is the church’s voice?
Last year, editor-in-chief Ben Smith explained, “We firmly believe that for a number of issues, including civil rights, women's rights, anti-racism, and LGBT equality, there are not two sides
Opinion | Church
The Surprisingly Positive Legacy of the Kermit Gosnell Case
How the worst of the abortion industry brought out the best of pro-life advocacy.
enacted upon women and children at the clinic, and the second was incredulity over the lack of any national news coverage of the story. “You don't have to oppose abortion rights to find
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Why Abortion Workers Need Our Forgiveness and Support
Some pro-life advocates view Planned Parenthood employees as killers complicit in crimes. Abby Johnson sees them as people worth rescuing.
I am also working on state-level legislation that would remove parental rights from rapists who father children through sexual assault. There are currently women all over the country who
Opinion | Pop Culture
'Get the Girl to Do It'
What 'Hidden Figures' reveals about race, women, and how our sons see our daughters.
Opinion | Pop Culture. 'Get the Girl to Do It'. What 'Hidden Figures' reveals about race, women, and how our sons see our daughters. Bronwyn Lea. Image
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Tampons Are a Justice Issue
While reporting in sub-Saharan Africa, I discovered the 'period problem' and why solutions are tough to come by.
years ago. I broke the cardinal rule of women of childbearing age and forgot to take tampons, or anything, really, to deal with my time of the month. It
Opinion | Discipleship
Call Out Locker Room Talk for the Sin That It Is
We can’t excuse inconsistent principles in our politicians or in each other.
As more women participate in sports and sports journalism, the locker room points to progress in women's equality. It doesn't excuse degradation of women in word or deed.
Opinion | Sexuality
The Feminist Fight Against AbortionSubscriber access only
Hearing from the progressive and pro-woman Christians siding with life.
The argument is framed around the woman's body exclusively, as if the fetus is inconsequential, and pro-life advocates are characterized as being “against” women's rights.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Microfinance Is a Women’s IssueSubscriber access only
How our philanthropy can empower our sisters across the globe.
When we look at the lives of impoverished women around the world—far more likely than men to be denied education, jobs, and basic rights—work is a life changer.
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Misogyny Has Its Moment
Things we’re reading and discussing this week.
And Marvin Olasky of World also came out against Trump. Meanwhile, evangelical women have been rallying to voice their concern. According to the
Opinion | Sexuality
Christian Women Need to Know Their HistorySubscriber access only
By celebrating the stories of generations before us, we better understand our own.
She, not Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, first inspired me to fight for the rights of women and children with stories of 19th-century missionaries Mary Slessor and Amy Carmichael.
Opinion | Sexuality
The Gender Conversation We Aren’t Having
Why sexism deserves more attention than the complementarian-egalitarian debates.
The terms themselves obscure the crux of arguments about the ordination of women. “Egalitarianism,” in general use, refers to the belief that all deserve equal rights.
Opinion | Sexuality
Why Do We Still Need Women’s Conferences? Subscriber access only
Q cofounder explains the purpose behind gathering as women.
Why Do We Still Need Women's Conferences? Q cofounder explains the purpose behind gathering as women. Last year at Q Women, we defined calling and why it matters.
Opinion | Sexuality
The Rise of Women and the Manhood Crisis Subscriber access only
'Malestrom' author: When women flourish, men flourish too.
for our gender: second-wave feminism has gone global, women and girls are making gains in education, economic empowerment, maternal health, and human rights, and this