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Daily Archives: June 30th, 2010

Twilight, cont.

    SEE the ongoing discussion about Twilight. Readers disagree with Fitzgerald’s claim that the book feeds unwholesome desires in women. Vanessa writes, “Feminists actually really hate those books. It’s such effective emotional porn because it speaks to women’s innate wish to be desired, protected, and dominated by a strong and morally-upright man.” She adds: […]

The Enlightened Female Boss, Part II

  LAST WEEK, a reader wrote in and told a shocking story about a female boss, a woman who actually suggested the reader get an abortion to keep her job in accounting. This was an unflattering story about a woman. I apologize if I gave the impression that every single female boss is mean. I personally know some women bosses who are understanding and […]

No Freedom Until There are More Women Lawyers

  HOW IS IT that a confirmation hearing for a female Supreme Court justice becomes an occasion for lamenting how much women are held back? The goofy senator from Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar, and Elena Kagan agree that women still have a long way to go. And, so we have the strange spectacle of powerful women telling the nation that women are not […]

Sacred Architecture and Locomotion

  REV. JAMES JACKSON writes: Here are two pictures for your amusement. One is a church in Italy and the other a prop from Star Wars. 

The Liberal and Illiberal Arts

  “THE OBJECT of education is to teach us to love Beauty,” said Plato. Aristotle claimed it was to make us “feel joy and grief at the right things.” John Henry Newman said liberal arts education is the process by which the intellect “is disciplined for its own sake, for the perception of its own […]

A Victory in the War Against Men in France

  AS REPORTED by the New York Times, the French Parliament has just passed a law that makes “psychological violence” a punishable criminal offense. The law is explictly aimed at meeting the complaints of women against their husbands and male partners. Feminists grow ever more bold and totalitarian in their aims.

Catholic Feminism and the Popes

  CATHOLIC FEMINISTS may look to the writings of Pope John Paul II and Benedict XVI to support their view that careerism and feminist interpretations of history are compatible with their faith. But how do they reconcile this stance with unambiguous statements to the contrary by previous popes? As noted by Allan Carlson, and discussed today at Throne and Altar: