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72 Hours in Trump's America

72 Hours in Trump’s America

Less than 72 hours after learning that Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States, I have nothing coherent to say. What I have are fits and fragments of clarity that rise only momentarily to the surface of my grief before being swallowed again into the fog. Maybe fragmented clarity is what...
Breaking our silence on the racial dynamics of sexualized violence

Breaking our silence on the racial dynamics of sexualized violence

This post kicks off our fall series on sexualized violence and race. In turning our focus to the intersections of sexualized violence and race it is my hope that we do not allow ourselves to believe that we are exploring a side issue or engaging in a conversation that is only relevant to survivors who...
Why queer youth cannot be “kittens that we rescue": An interview with Yvonne Zimmerman (Part 3)

Why queer youth cannot be “kittens that we rescue”: An interview with Yvonne Zimmerman (Part 3)

This is the third part to a 3 part interview series between Stephanie Krehbiel and Yvonne Zimmerman on the narrative of sex-trafficking. Zimmerman is a veteran of the sex trafficking debates. Her book, Other Dreams of Freedom: Religion, Sex, and Human Trafficking, examines the influence of conservative Protestant theology on U.S. anti-trafficking policy. Today’s piece discusses...
Why Heterosexism and Sexualized Violence are Linked, Part II

Why Heterosexism and Sexualized Violence are Linked, Part II

Editor’s Note: The following is the 2nd post to a two-part series on the connections between heterosexism and sexualized violence by Stephanie Krehbiel. To see Part 1, click here. In this series Stephanie stresses why we cannot ignore race, class, or homosexuality in the conversation about sexualized violence. – RH Yesterday I explained how the umbrella...
Why Heterosexism and Sexualized Violence are Linked, Part I

Why Heterosexism and Sexualized Violence are Linked, Part I

Editor’s Note: The following is a two-part series by Stephanie Krehbiel on the connections between heterosexism and sexualized violence. She stresses why we cannot ignore race, class, or homosexuality in the conversation about sexualized violence. Look for the second post tomorrow, which helps us better understand how we can change the violence we continue to...
Rape, Facebook, and the Feminine Divine: Reclaiming our Feminine Power

Rape, Facebook, and the Feminine Divine: Reclaiming our Feminine Power

Two years ago, I left my long-time career and began work to empower women and girls through the Divine Feminine.  About 6 months ago, I veered out a bit to help tackle rape culture on Facebook. Last month, I began to receive death and rape threats as a result of that work.  Today I bring...
Christian Feminist Spirituality for Healing from Abuse, Part 3

Christian Feminist Spirituality for Healing from Abuse, Part 3

This is my last post in a series of three dealing with sexual abuse and Christian spirituality. You can see the first post here, and the second post here. I wrote these as a way to process some of what I’ve been noticing as I work with women in the Church who have experienced sexual violence...
Christian Feminist Spirituality for Healing from Abuse, Part 2

Christian Feminist Spirituality for Healing from Abuse, Part 2

This post is my second in a series of three posts dealing with sexual abuse and Christian spirituality. In my first post I talked about ways that certain Christian messages tend to create stumbling blocks for those striving to heal from the trauma of abuse, and I listed a couple of ideas to keep in mind...
Christian Feminist Spirituality for Healing from Abuse, Part 1

Christian Feminist Spirituality for Healing from Abuse, Part 1

This series of cross-posts by Hilary Jerome Scarsella originally appeared on the State of Formation Website.  Recently, I’ve spent a lot time with Christian women striving to heal from abuse and from damaging messages they learned from their experiences of church, faith, and religion. I want to talk about the ways that seemingly harmless messages from religious...
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