“She Is Risen” Albums Brings Feminist Voices to “Jesus Christ Superstar”

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.”

War on Women Report: Trump Says ‘Not Much’ He Could Have Done Differently With COVID

The War on Women is in full force under the Trump administration. We refuse to go back, and we refuse to let the administration quietly dismantle the progress we’ve made. We are watching.

This week in the war on women: Roe v. Wade seriously threatened; Trump calls for Gov. Whitmer to be locked up, days after an attempted kidnapping; Trump attacks Kristen Welker ahead of debate; lawyers can’t find the parents of 545 migrant children separated by Trump administration; Trump remains oblivious to his failings in handling the coronavirus pandemic; Trump’s hurls lies and insults during the debate; and more.

Women’s Representation: Protect Yourself, Protect the Vote

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.

This week: New Zealand’s voting reforms help Jacinda Ardern and other women get elected; the status of women’s representation around the country, and around the globe; what makes quotas an effective tool in some countries and less effective in others?; ballot measures to watch; ranked choice voting gains traction; and suggested feminist reading.

Justice Department Seeks Immunity for Trump on Lies about E. Jean Carroll Rape

Bill Barr’s Justice Department is now arguing in court that those harmed by Trump’s lies should not be able to sue him for the harm he causes them, asking a New York court to declare Trump immune from such lawsuits in civil courts.

“Nobody in this nation is above the law. Nobody is entitled to conceal acts of sexual assault behind a wall of defamatory falsehoods and deflections.” says journalist and writer E. Jean Carroll, who brought a lawsuit against the President.