“When the U.S. Supreme Court decided last week in favor of a Catholic social services agency in Philadelphia that refuses to work on adoptions with same-sex couples, many of us in the queer community felt that familiar pang of rejection and dehumanization. … I write primarily to my queer siblings who are everyday assaulted by the damaging messages and practices of religious institutions and people. … While the Supreme Court’s decision may add to the weight of our pain, it does not define who we are as queer people, and we must resist the temptation to carry the burden of shame it suggests. Queer people are of inherent worth and dignity, and our queerness is a reflection of Divine creativity.”
Anyone who pays attention to NCAA women’s sports knows equity for women athletes and coaches is a huge problem, but this year’s women’s basketball tournament really pulled the curtain back in a very public way, says this year’s national championship-winning Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer.
While organized extremism typically excludes women from leadership, the diffuse nature of online extremism has created space for women to engage deeply with like-minded people. Women are often drawn into extremism because of rhetoric that promises to protect women and prioritize the family.
Many schools may still be using materials that teach conservative Christian beliefs as history and social studies and express implicit and explicit gender and race bias.
The concept album started with a dream. Singer, songwriter, and Broadway actor Morgan James dreamed that she performed “Jesus Christ Superstar.” In her dream, she was Jesus and Shoshana Bean was Judas. She told her friends about the dream, and they encouraged her to make her idea of an all-women production a reality. What Morgan says started out as a lark became the (so far) two-volume “She Is Risen.”
Sasha Abramsky’s new book, “Little Wonder: The Fabulous Story of Lottie Dod, The World’s First Female Sports Superstar,” chronicles the life of Lottie Dod who broke new ground in the realm of women’s sports.
You’ve probably seen the images on TV or social media or in the newspaper. Portland is in chaos. Portland is being destroyed nightly by rioters and looters. According to right wing media, Portland needs federal intervention because local officials have lost control of the city.
But what’s actually happening on the ground in Portland?
“We watch [Pat and Terry’s] story in a very different world than the one in which they lived most of their lives in —except to a few close queer friends. But when they decided to live out and proud in a changing world, they did it in a big way. And we are all the better for it.”
When “Manifesta” was first released in 2000, it was a groundbreaking account of feminist struggles at the turn of the millennium. Now it’s an essential feminist text. In recognition of the 20th anniversary edition, we talked to Jennifer and Amy about their lives, “Manifesta” and feminism across the past twenty years.
Despite greater success than the U.S. men’s national team, including four World Cup victories and four Olympic gold medals—the men have never won either—the women’s team is paid less than the men’s team. A cursory overview of the development of organized sports in the U.S. explains its inherent sexism and misogyny.