by Metti A. (first posted June 2011) The body of woman is the site where culture manufactures the blockade of woman. - Valerie Export A Tamil myth, illustrates beautifully the way the system of patriarchy has taken control of the female body and continues to have its grip on the same. The myth, which is … Continue reading Patriarchy and Bodily Constructions of Femininity
by Shalini Mulackal (first posted June 2009) So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them” (Gen 1:27). Introduction Not everything is good and life-enhancing for majority of Indian women. On the occasion of International Women's Day, it is good to ponder: How … Continue reading Promote the Human Dignity of Women
by Virginia Saldanha first posted February 10, 2011 A new documentary, "Pink Smoke Over the Vatican," starts the conversation... By Mary E. Hunt Pink smoke gets in your eyes Mary E. Hunt, Ph.D., is a feminist theologian who is co-founder and co-director of the Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER) in Silver Spring, … Continue reading Will Women Priests Change the Church?
By Chris Burke (first posted January 2005) Chris Burke discusses the key aspects of feminism and asks if it is possible to be Christian and feminist: “I am not a feminist, but…” Sometimes feminist is used as a put-down, sometimes as a hammer, other times as a badge of honour. In seeking to avoid it, … Continue reading A disturbing term, Feminism: “What’s in a name….?” by Chris Burke
by Lilith Usog Reflections on the dissonance between the biblical peace and the stories of women and children in war torn countries. Introduction To talk about peace when we are faced with conflict situations seems to be an ambitious task. But strengthened by our Christian ideals and resources from other Oriental religion we are still … Continue reading Guide Our Feet on the Way of Peace (Luke 1:79)
by Lilith Usog A puzzling sight, which bothers me as I ply the main thoroughfares of Manila are young girls peddling sampaguita leis and old people begging. Another is a mother mixing coffee or selling congee at the sidewalk while breast-feeding an infant. Still another desperate sight is the convertible pushcart – a mobile store/rolling … Continue reading Feminization of Poverty as Economic Violence
Agnes Brazal by EWA Archives first posted Jun 11, 2009 With the aid of Foucault’s theory of power, Agnes Brazal’s essay proposes a feminist re-articulation of mission as mutual empowerment of dungan. Dungan signifies both strength of character (being at home with one’s self/body) and capacity to influence others to act. In the Philippine context, … Continue reading Mission and Power