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Stoking Fire: Meet the Men Behind ‘Six Reasons to Not Send Your Daughter to College’

Rayland Alleman discusses men being the designated heads of families, in his video series entitled "Just Dads."

Raylan Alleman and William Gil are ultra-conservative Louisiana Catholics, have 16 children between them, and champion a male supremacist worldview that finds support in a literal reading of scripture.

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Secret Keeper Girl: An Inside Look at Evangelical Cognitive Dissonance

Young audience members at a Secret Keeper Girl show.

For all its affirmation of little girls’ intelligence and humor, it’s hard to get past the mixed messages in Secret Keeper Girl’s modesty doctrine: We shouldn’t care about how the world perceives us, unless we’re talking about our clothing, in which case that’s the only thing that matters.

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Purity Culture as Rape Culture: Why the Theological Is Political

Relationship guides and purity pledges are a cottage industry in evangelicalism, but the influence reaches far beyond just evangelicals.

By failing to equip women to understand their own agency and bodily autonomy, the evangelical purity movement creates an environment that is ripe for rape.

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Why Did ‘Values Voters’ Attendees Laugh About Gays Being Killed by Nazis?

In the midst of his speech at last weekend’s Values Voter Summit, Glenn Beck seemed momentarily taken aback by the depth of his audience’s contempt for gay people.

In the midst of his speech at last weekend’s Values Voter Summit, Glenn Beck seemed momentarily taken aback by the depth of his audience’s contempt for gay people.

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Backing Off Sexual Oppression: How the Pope Can Make Us Believe Him

While last week's comments are an important (and long overdue) first step for the Vatican, it's hardly time for advocates of gender, reproductive, and sexual justice to rest on their laurels.

While Pope Francis’ comments last week on abortion, contraception, and homosexuality are an important (and long overdue) first step for the Vatican, it’s hardly time for advocates of gender, reproductive, and sexual justice to rest on their laurels.

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Church or State? The Vatican Has Too Much Influence at the UN

Screenshot taken from the creative new video on the excessive power and abuse of that power of the Vatican.

It is simply unjust that one religion is allowed to act as a state, and use that power to block rights rather than protect them.

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The Holy See at the United Nations: Church or State?

Should one religion be granted special privileges and recognition as a state while the others are not? Read more about the See Change Campaign here. [via Catholics for Choice]

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Melissa Harris-Perry: Is Pope Francis Cracking Open the Door to Change?

Melissa Harris-Perry reflects on how she thinks Pope Francis is different from all the other popes who came before him and recaps all his firsts. [via MHP]

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A Feminist Song to Make You Think About Your Everyday Routine

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look beautiful, but this song is a little food for thought on how conscious we are of the choices we are making, and whether we really want to be making them—and a little reminder to see our choices through a feminist lens! Music by Siwan Clark, featuring Mayank Banerjee and Siwan Clark, co-directed by Siwan Clark and Alfie Fabian.

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Julian Assange Says Being Anti-Choice Represents ‘Non-Violence.’ Non-Violent for Whom?

Rand Paul (left) with father, Ron Paul.

In the United States there have been more than 6,400 reported incidents of violence against abortion providers since 1977, and around the globe some 47,000 women die from unsafe abortions each year. What’s that about anti-abortion views being non-violent again?

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