A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Category: Feminism

The Puzzling Case of Maternal Feminism

Have you ever had one of those moments that left you utterly speechless? Rarely has that ever happened to me. That’s not surprising since my childhood nickname was “mouth” (I had many thoughts and opinions to offer my parents from an ... Read More »

Can We Be Christian Feminists?

Feminism has been getting a facelift lately. From Beyonce’s 2014 VMA performance, to Emma Watson’s U.N. “He for She” campaign, women are identifying themselves as feminists to champion a broad umbrella of issues. Essentially, being ... Read More »

First Wave Feminism in America

Later this month, the movie Suffragette will release in American theaters. I am eagerly awaiting opening weekend to see how the filmmakers portray the early movement of feminism in Great Britain as women fought for the right to vote there.... Read More »

Debunking The Purity Myth

“There is a moral panic in America over young women’s sexuality and it’s been breathing new life into a very old idea,” claims Jessica Valenti, founder of Feministing.com and author of The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with... Read More »

Would You Pick the Apostle Paul for Your Team?

Do you remember recess back in elementary school when the time came to engage in some sort of team sport? Imagine the scene with me: two young children stand as captains picking from a crowd of their peers in order assemble the best team po... Read More »

Jesus Feminist…What’s the Big Deal?

I love a good story, don’t you? I especially love to hear the stories of women and what God has done in their lives. Let’s head outside. I want us to sit around a fire pit ringed with stones and watch the moon move over the Pacific. I w... Read More »

Lean In or Lean Out?

Not long ago, few people had heard of Sheryl Sandberg. In 2001, she took a job at a little known company, Google, which soon grew into one of the wealthiest companies in America. By the time she left, she was the vice president of global on... Read More »

Biology, Destiny and "Having It All"

In case you’ve missed it, there’s been a lot of talk about the life of a working mom lately and it hasn’t all been pretty. Snowballing the latest conversation on “The Mommy Wars” was this month’s cover story in The Atlantic, lea... Read More »

Feminist Fairy Tales

As a young child with a very active imagination, I used to love a good fairy tale, often picturing myself as Snow White or Sleeping Beauty or even Ariel getting rescued by the handsome prince.  And if you, like me, enjoy fairy tales, this ... Read More »

The Real War on Women

If this year’s debate about mandated contraception coverage rocked the boat on women’s reproductive issues, last week’s debate on the legality of gender-selective abortions officially tipped it over.  The debut of two incriminating P... Read More »