It’s hard to believe that sexual asceticism and celibacy rules have nothing to do with what’s going on in the Church—along with a perverted male toxicity whose outlet isn’t in machismo, but rather shame, deviance and exploitation.
Author: Christina Asquith
This Week in Women: Fighting Sexism at the World Cup
Soccer has come a long way in shaming and ending what was once widespread and accepted racism among fans in the sport. Where’s the push to stop sexism?
This Week in Women: Unpacking the Trump Administration’s Shameful Immigration Policies
Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his mostly-male team characterized domestic violence as a “private” problem this week when reversing a policy that allowed DV survivors to seek asylum in the U.S. This matters.
This Week in Women: The Fight Against Sexism in Politics Worldwide Goes On
Women in the U.S. and around the world are shaking up the political system—but institutional sexism still persists.
This Week in Women: Why Gender Matters on the Campaign Trail and in the C-Suite
Women’s collective power in politics is only growing. But in financial power circles, women are still absent.
This Week in Women: Pushing Back on the Political Debates Over Women’s Lives
Immediately after New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman resigned over domestic abuse allegations, we saw a “debate” emerge in media over who is worse to women: Democrats or Republicans. But is this really a political story?
This Week in Women: These Headlines are Proof That Gender Matters in Global Policy and Politics
The importance of gender in politics and policy-making came to the front this week—in the U.S. and around the world.
This Week in Women: It’s Long Past Time We Took Gender-Based Crimes More Seriously
An Islamist in Mali is being tried by the International Criminal Court in a “groundbreaking case” for forcing hundreds of women into sexual slavery. Meanwhile, Trump is going the other direction.
This Week in Women: Violence Against Women Hurts Communities Around the World
Where domestic violence and violence against police intersect, India’s “acute national shame” over a muted response to rape and a staggering number of sexual assault complaints from immigrant detainees made headlines this week.
This Week in Women: What Trump (and the Mainstream Media) Got Wrong About Immigration and Rape
Once again, control of and concern for women’s sexuality played a central role in a major news story this week—but more as a political football than as an issue of true value in and of itself.