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In Good Faith: Christ Was There for Me during My Abortion

When I tell my abortion story, I never forget to mention faith. Read more »

Less Fear, More Queer: What’s Missing from a New Book on Sex, Shame, and Christianity

Shameless gives queer people little space to talk about their own visions of healthy, spiritual sexuality. Read more »

Nijla Mu’min Brings a Radical Portrait of Black Muslim Women to the Big Screen

Nijla Mu’min is very aware of her film’s unique place in the white patriarchal world of Hollywood. Read more »

Not a Follower, Not Yet a Leader: Women Cult Leaders Hold an Insidious, Misunderstood Power

The role of powerful women in cults has generally gone unnoticed by the new wave of creep-seeking entertainment. Read more »

Sunday Kind of Love: Sex and Spirituality in the Black Church

Black female sexual propriety is not just conscribed by popular culture but also by an institution with a lot more gravitas and authority—the Black church. Read more »

Inconvenient Women: “Disobedience” Tests Religion, Passion, and Choice

Disobedience is the kind of woman-at-a-crossroads film I love. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: "Sick" Questions How We View Women With Chronic Illness

There’s a class of illnesses—multi-symptomatic, chronic, hard to diagnose—that remain associated with suffering women and disbelieving experts.  Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: The "Jessica Jones" Cast On Season 2 and #MeToo

The team gathered for a Q+A at Netflix’s FYSEE panel event to discuss the show’s themes of trauma and PTSD, as well as the decision to have season two directed entirely by women. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Black Actresses Protested at Cannes

They’re done being told they can’t play prestigious parts. Read more »

Untethered Women: Witches Are Celebrating the Resiliency of Spring

Why do modern witches celebrate a holiday that was initially associated with Christianity? Read more »

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Hot Under the Bonnet: The cooptation of Amish culture in mass-market fiction

Dubbed “Amish romance novels,” “Amish fiction,” or the more waggish “bonnet rippers,” these novels just one entry point into the varying images of Amish communities in U.S. popular culture. Read more »

The Unbelievers: New Atheism and the Old Boys' Club

Women are God-fearing and don’t challenge institutions. Men, on the other hand, are skeptical and rational, and go out of their way to...

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