religion

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 »

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 »

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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 »