I recently introduced one of my classes to Lucrezia Marinella, an early modern Venetian writer who published The Nobility and Excellence of Women and the Defects and Vices of Men in 1600. I think Marinella can be a lot of fun, but the students were relatively unenthusiastic. Possibly this was because Marinella’s polemic can be read as fitting the stereotypical, though mistaken, view of feminism as the exaltation of women at the expense of men.
We’ve entered June, LGBT Pride Month. June received that honor largely because it was on June 28, 1969 that the Stonewall Riots galvanized the gay liberation movement. A year later, on June 28, 1970, the first gay pride marches in the U.S. were held in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago in commemoration of the […]
I recently read Dianna Anderson’s new book, Damaged Goods: New Perspectives on Christian Purity, which outlines a Christian sexual ethics that, among other things, is equally applicable to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Reading Damaged Goods reminded me of other books that have influenced my thinking on the evangelical church’s approach to […]