Tag Archives: Gender

“Victims”

“Victims” The other day, Jerry and I attended an event bringing together people whose professions circle around religion. There were ministers, scholars and theologians in academic departments, of Religion or Theology, students in seminaries and nuns in street clothes. (Nuns … Continue reading

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“Peer Pressure”

“Peer Pressure”  No one can resist peer pressure. Such is the judgment of Peter Berger, sociologist of knowledge. To this generalization, I am no exception. For that reason perhaps, peer pressure interests me. One time, I entered the lobby of … Continue reading

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“Kid Stuff”

Illustration by Kurt Wiese in  All The Mowgli Stories by Rudyard Kipling “Kid Stuff”  In The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir writes that women often preface a remark or opinion by saying, “when I was a little girl,” when what … Continue reading

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“Finding Mr. Right”

“Finding Mr. Right” To marry off Abigail was never a cinch. My undergraduate years passed in a women’s college to which I commuted from a home that interested me more than my professors did, much less the callow young male … Continue reading

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“Submission”

James Baldwin wrote a novel, Giovanni’s Room, ostensibly about the coming out of a gay man and how he disappoints the woman in his life.  Baldwin said the book was really about “the crucial lack of sexual authority in the … Continue reading

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