Posts tagged "religion"

Sarah Silverman’s Rad Sister Rabbi Susan Silverman Detained For Jewish Feminist Activism

We knew we loved Sarah Silverman — but it turns out her sister Susan Silverman is kinda rad, too. Silverman’s sister and niece were detained at the Western Wall,…

Jessica Wakeman | February 11, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Beliefnet Wouldn’t Allow Blogger To Use The Word “Feminist” On Her Blog, Anywhere

With no apparent sense of irony at all, the faith site Beliefnet allegedly hired a guest blogger who writes about feminist issues … and then told her she couldn’t use…

Jessica Wakeman | February 8, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Pray Tell: Jenna Miscavige Hill And Megan Phelps-Roper Escape Scientology And the Westboro Baptist Church

This week, two women who escaped from extreme religious sects told their stories. One escaped from Scientology, the other from the Westboro Baptist Church. Although a small number of people…

Lilit Marcus | February 7, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Does World Hijab Day Lead To Greater Understanding Of Muslim Women?

Friday, February 1 wasn’t just two days before the Super Bowl — it was also World Hijab Day, when non-Muslim women and Muslim women who don’t ordinarily cover themselves are…

Jessica Wakeman | February 4, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Obama Changes Health Insurance Coverage Of Birth Control For Religious Employers

The Obama administration released new details this morning about which religious employers will be exempt from covering the cost of birth control under health care reform — which the Associated…

Jessica Wakeman | February 1, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Pray Tell: What Women Should Know About Scientology

These days, Scientology is everywhere – three books are out this month alone, including Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright’s Going Clear, which has been featured everywhere from CNN to the…

Lilit Marcus | January 25, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Pray Tell: Megan Fox Considers the Possibility That Celebrity Culture Is the Antichrist

Megan Fox covers this month’s issue of Esquire, and she’d like you to know that she’s actually been religious this entire time.

“I’ve read the Book of Revelation a

Lilit Marcus | January 16, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Priest Says Women Encourage Domestic Violence For Not Cooking And Cleaning Well Enough

A priest in a northern village in Italy posted some helpful tips for ladies on how to avoid getting beaten by their husbands. “Healthy self-criticism” is necessary for women to…

Jessica Wakeman | December 27, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Pray Tell: Why I Write About Religion

Telling people that you write about religion for a living always raises a couple of eyebrows. In the past, I’ve covered everything from fashion to pop culture, but no one…

Lilit Marcus | December 20, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Ireland To Clarify Abortion Law Following Death Of Woman Who Was Refused Medical Care

Thirty-one-year-old Savita Halappanavar died in Ireland’s University Hospital Galway in October after she was repeatedly denied medical care while suffering a miscarriage.

Halappanavar, an Indian who lived and…

Jessica Wakeman | December 18, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Pray Tell: What The Brooklyn Hasidic Rape Trial Tells Us About Religion Colliding With The Modern World

In Brooklyn, a 17-year-old girl just testified against the man accused of sexually assaulting her. On the surface, this case is sadly too familiar: she and her accused rapist are…

Lilit Marcus | December 4, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Angus T. Jones, Child Actor On “Two & A Half Men,” Calls The Show “Filth”

What happens to actors on “Two And A Half Men”? Seriously, people!

Angus T. Jones, 19, the child actor who plays Jake on “Two And  Half Men,” was…

Jessica Wakeman | November 26, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Topless Nuns Spray Jesus’s Sperm In Paris Protest

Topless nuns were seen hosing down anti-gay marriage demonstrators with “holy sperm” last Sunday in Paris.

Go ahead. Read that sentence again.

Of course, these weren’t…

Daley Quinn | November 22, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Pray Tell: I Watch “Sister Wives” For The Daughters, Not The Wives

Pray Tell is The Frisky’s new biweekly column about the intersection of religion and women’s lives. 

The third season of the TLC series “Sister Wives” premiered this week.

Lilit Marcus | November 21, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Protests In Ireland Over 31-Year-Old Woman Refused Medical Care During Miscarriage

Earlier this week, the world reacted to the news that a hospital in Ireland refused medical care to a woman during her miscarriage and she eventually died from blood poisoning.

Jessica Wakeman | November 16, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Irish Woman Savita Halappanavar, 31, Dies Because Hospital Refuses Abortion

A young dentist named Savita Halappanavar died last month in Ireland because University Hospital Galway repeatedly refused to perform an abortion. Doctors would not terminate the clearly-failing pregnancy while she was undergoing…

Jessica Wakeman | November 14, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Alanis Morissette Writes Some Hippie-Dippy, New Age Stuff About The “Divine Feminine”

I love hippies … I just don’t always understand what they’re talking about. Case in point: an uber-New Age-y piece Alanis Morissette penned today on The Daily Beast about the…

Jessica Wakeman | November 1, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Girl Talk: I Wanted To Be A Quaker

When I was a little girl and my non-Quaker grandmother wanted me to pipe down, she would say, “Quaker’s Meeting has begun. No more laughing, no more fun.” I obviously…

Lauren Passell | October 19, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Hitched: Our Officiant Got Ordained Online

The few times I ever imagined my future wedding as I grew up in suburban north Texas, I imagined it taking place in the church I was raised in, the…

Andrea Grimes | October 17, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Evening Quickies: TV Broadcasters Ready And Waiting For Jesus’ Return

I thought this was an Onion headline, but I was mistaken: two American TV broadcasters have acquired studio space in Jerusalem so they have a prime spot for when…

Jessica Wakeman | October 1, 2012 - 6:00 pm
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