The milestone of a first female president awaits another woman. But the past year has shown the challenge of addressing sexist subtleties that underlie how society perceives women of power.
Take and Read: I remember sitting in my apartment with Gyn/Ecology, feeling as if my head had been taken off my neck, turned upside down, completely shaken up and put back on.
Preview: Gina Messina is co-founder of Feminism and Religion, a popular blog that examines the intersection of -- and contradictions to -- those two worlds.
At a recent Religion News Association conference in Silver Spring, Md., four women from four different faiths spoke candidly about obstacles and oppression in religions.
THE SEXUAL POLITICS OF MEAT: A FEMINIST-VEGETARIAN CRITICAL THEORY (25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION)
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Take and Read: Eliot's captivating novel -- and an esteemed critic's sexism -- honed my feminist perspective.
Calling himself "a bit feminist," Pope Francis praised women religious for always heading to the "front lines" to bring the church's tenderness and motherly love to those most in need.
Faith and Justice: First strike: He is male. Any man who thinks he has something to say about women to women needs his head examined.
Women Against Feminism, a social media campaign that invites women to explain why they don't need feminism, is about as bleak as it sounds.
At the Intersection: A Sister of Charity of Nazareth, Sr. Lucy Freibert, is just one role model for how faith informs feminism.