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feminism | Film | women

Getting Serious about Legally Blonde

The 2001 comedy shatters expectations about what makes a good heroine...

May 9, 2022

burkini | France | Muslims | secularism | women

A Crisis of Faith in Laïcité

A few weeks ago in late August, a woman was napping on a crowded beach in Nice when a group of police officers approached and ordered her to remove her shirt. In a striking sequence of photos, a photographer for AFP captured the scene (see Gillman, e...

September 15, 2016

Catholicism | nuns | sisters | women

American Women Religious: Sisters of the World and Nuns Dedicated to Prayer

In a March, 2014, Sightings, author Monica Mercado cautioned that “to celebrate Catholic sisters, we might resolve to tell many stories, not just one.” ...

July 10, 2014

Pakistan | honor killing | murder | women

Sitting with Farzana: Would She See What We See?

On May 27, 2014, another woman was murdered in Pakistan. ...

June 12, 2014