Posts tagged violence against women
"There Was No Violence": Our Numbness to Horror

If we cannot be horrified by the harm done to the least of these, if we can look at such an act and declare that “there was no violence,” we are truly in trouble, as a people, as a country, as a world. It is not marriage equality, premarital sex, or swearing on TV that are the symptoms of a broken society that needs a deeper understanding of justice, no matter what the narrative from the right is. It is people who can look violence in the eye and not see horror.

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You Are Not An Animal: Masculinity and Self-Control

This is the legacy we leave Christian teenagers with, and when they become adults, it becomes hard to shake this idea that animal lust is “just a part of who men are.” But we must change this dynamic if we hope to stem the tide of sexual violence that is the result of “out of control” men.

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Christian Men and the Pro-Life Movement: Uneasy Masculinity and Violence

But I think it’s something more than that. I think the Christian man’s attraction and ferocity on the issue of abortion runs deeper than merely proving their commitment to the faith. The fervor, instead, evinces something far uglier – a tension and discomfort over the proper ways men can express their masculinity and the sanctioned manners in which they can perform “womanly” duties like nurturing. 

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Intersectionality and Peacemaking: Problematizing Modern Christian Pacifism

We need a philosophy that moves beyond “turn the other cheek” to address the myriad ways in which violence is enacted and responded to in our modern world. Pacifism as peacemaking needs to be more than a hypothetical, and needs to be larger than the privileged circles in which it currently resides.

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