religion

Starved for Sainthood: The Divine Hunger of Catherine of Siena

When 33-year-old Catherine Benincasa lay dying of starvation, her final words were of triumph; she had done this to herself, on purpose, for God. Read more »

White Dystopias: “Red Clocks” Ignores Marginalized Communities

Red Clocks leaves a lot to be desired. Read more »

Neither Slave Nor Pharaoh: Finding the Divine in BSDM

To be Muslim is to be one who submits. Read more »

Nothing New: America’s Conveniently Forgotten History of Anti-Semitism Is Us

Although anti-Nazism permeates U.S. media and culture, this construction of America as inherently anti-Nazi is just that, a construction. Read more »

Undivided State: A conversation on feminism and spirituality

Among all the falsehoods constructed about feminism, one of the most persistent is the notion that it does not mix with spirituality. Read more »

Women Prophets: Exalting Religion's Most Controversial Feminists

And Your Daughters Shall Prophesy sees women’s lives as theologies. Read more »

No Religion is Uniform: “Home Fire” Offers a New Vision of Women in Islam

Radicalization has more to do with vulnerability and a feeling of powerlessness than a religious tenet. Read more »

Purity Is a Scam: “The Keepers” Exposes the Hypocrisy of the Catholic Church

Catholics aren’t taught to protect themselves from those who want to harm them. Read more »

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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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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 »