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Interlude: Class and true womanhood

NaBloPoMo Day 7: Success at posting every day for a week! It feels good even if the last two posts have been written before I go to bed ;) In other news, AWH now has a page at Google+. Check it out. I’ve been writing a lot lately about the […]

by × November 7, 2011 × 4 comments
Mark Driscoll Apologism Bingo

Mark Driscoll Apologism Bingo

Since Mark Driscoll’s last round of public queer and trans baiting, I’ve wanted to make a bingo card of some of the ridiculous excuses some Christians make for why Driscoll’s behavior is either acceptable or just not a problem they should have to deal with. Alas, I couldn’t find a […]

by × October 21, 2011 × 27 comments

“It’ll be a cold day in hell before I get my theology from a woman”

Trigger warning: sexual abuse, ableism. ABC’s 20/20 aired an exposé on sexual abuse and abuse coverups in Independent Fundamentalist Baptist churches (IFB) last week. Much of it dealt with Tina Anderson’s story, which I wrote about some months ago (link). The first part is posted below, and you can watch the […]

by × April 13, 2011 × 9 comments

How Sovereign Grace Ministries deals with ACTUAL sexual sin

Major trigger warning for sexual abuse of children. I don’t find “sin” to be a terribly useful moral or ethical concept. In fundamentalist religions especially, it’s a highly arbitrary and variable concept that has very little to do with actual right or wrong. In the fundamentalist communities I grew up […]

by × April 10, 2011 × 7 comments

Shut up and smile

Via Jesus Needs New PR, a video from a Baptist marriage retreat originally posted at Christian Nightmares: Notice how only the husbands are interviewed about the retreat, while the wives say not a word? And that none of the women even have microphones on, kind of like it never even […]

by × March 16, 2011 × 28 comments

Happy International Women’s Day! [updated]

Today is the 100th anniversary of the first International Women’s Day. A friend of mine shared the Audre Lorde quote below in honor of the day; it’s a timely reminder that feminist activism that doesn’t embrace and center the diversity of women’s voices and experiences can never truly advance the […]

by × March 8, 2011 × 1 comment

“For your good”: Joshua Harris’s “Word to Wives,” pt. 4

Part 1—Part 2—Part 3 Harris argues that because everyone has to submit to authority in some context (at work, as a citizen), women shouldn’t feel “as though the word of God is picking on you.” Of course, this argument hinges on his audience joining him in the fantasy that “submit” […]

by × February 2, 2011 × 10 comments
Blog for Choice 2011

Blog for Choice 2011

I’ve been thinking about how to tackle the issue of abortion on the blog for a while, but not sure how to do it. And, to be honest, I’ve also been very apprehensive about even touching the issue at all, for a number of reasons. But, being as it’s Blog […]

by × January 21, 2011 × 6 comments

“For your good”: Joshua Harris’s “Word to Wives,” pt. 3)

Part 1 Part 2 Harris continues to lay out his interpretation of the connection between the verses on female submission in 1 Peter 3, and the verses on other kinds of submission and authority in the preceding chapter. Peter’s point in these passages is to teach Christians what “honorable conduct” […]

by × January 16, 2011 × 13 comments