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Does equality breed violence against women?

April 8th, 2014 Comments off
A new report indicates that gender equality and abuse of women go hand in hand.

The statistics in a recent international report on violence against women are deeply disturbing: one in three women has been physically or sexually abused; one in 10 has experienced sexual violence; one in 20 has been raped. Where? Not in a developing country mired in civil war, but in Europe, wealthy, women’s rights obsessed, feminist finger-wagging Europe. How can this be? Read more…

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The pursuit of feminine excellence

December 13th, 2013 Comments off

by Angela Miceli

In a recent First Things article Elizabeth Corey makes a bold critique of contemporary feminism. She argues that we contemporary women, as inheritors of feminism, have been told that we can “have it all,” that we ought to pursue excellence in the same manner as men—that is, in our education and in our careers. But, we have discovered, these pursuits come at a high cost. Read more…

Feminism through the life cycle

July 9th, 2013 Comments off
Women bought into a mystique that left them even more alone and conflicted in their pursuit of fulfilment.

In the Introduction to the tenth anniversary edition of The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan wrote, “It’s frightening when you’re starting on a new road that no one has been on before. You don’t know how far it’s going to take you until you look back and realize how far, how very far you’ve gone.” Read more…

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Why freezing your eggs is a cold choice

May 6th, 2013 Comments off

by Tamara Rajakariar

As it turns out, despite the constant advances of women towards “having it all”, we have a while to go yet. According to Sarah Elizabeth Richards, we women still haven’t quite embraced the ability to control when we have children. Enter egg freezing. Read more…

Neither In the Jungle Nor Out of It

April 15th, 2013 Comments off

by , Ruth Institute Circle of Experts Member

This article was first published at the public discourse on 

Lust perverts language itself, calling sex “safe” or “protected,” and cohabitation “honest,” and relationships “mutual,” which are nothing but forays into a jungle, where the strongest and most cunning survive.

Several weeks ago, Saint Valentine’s Day at my school came and went. There was no dance. There was no concert. There was no ice cream social. There was no party for trading little gifts. There was no showing of She Wore a Yellow Ribbon or Marty or Goodbye, Mr. Chips or Casablanca. There were no foolish and innocent flirtations on the way to class. Read more…

Wives divorced for drinking

April 15th, 2013 Comments off

by Tamara Rajakariar

Quite often when we think of divorce, the blame seems to lie with the man. He has been unfaithful, unloving, or has taken to drinking too much. But interestingly, according to recent reports, it seems that over the last five years there has been a huge increase in marriages that have broken down because of the woman drinking too much. Read more…

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some reflections

March 21st, 2013 Comments off

from Helen Alvare

I’ve been working on several projects that have occupied all my little brain cells, including at the United Nations and around the U.S.

Rather than recount individual developments, I want to remark upon a few trends I have noticed. Perhaps these remarks might provide “talking points” when you are confronting arguments nowadays equating liberty for women with women’s (and girls!) sexual license. Read more…

Not ‘War on Women,’ ‘War on Women’s Fertility,’ Scholar Says

January 21st, 2013 Comments off

Colleges and Labor Markets Should Adjust to Women’s Needs

By Napp Nazworth

This article was first published at The Christian Post on December 11, 2012.

There is not a “war on women,” but there is a “war on women’s fertility,” Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, an economist and president of the Ruth Institute, believes. Rather than view fertility as a problem to be solved, Morse argued Friday, fertility should be viewed as a gift from God. Colleges and labor markets should, therefore, adjust to the biological needs of women. Read more…

Why is Government (and Society) Discouraging Childbearing?

January 1st, 2013 Comments off

by Elizabeth Crnkovich

This article was first published December 10, 2012, at the Population Research Institute.

A recent Family in America conference in D.C. lays out the problem, and speaker Jennifer Roback Morse provides a solution.

Past generations of American pioneers, known for their openness to life, would not have believed it. They would be astonished to learn that, in the second decade of the twenty-first century, a woman’s fertility is not celebrated but discouraged. Women who marry early, leave the workforce, and devote themselves to the birthing and raising of children are not the norm. On the contrary, a woman is expected to pass her most fertile years acting like a man, building up a strong career, and making a lot of money. Only after she is thus “established” and has “enough money” is she allowed to start thinking about having children. Read more…

Government Backs Down on Contraceptive Mandate

December 27th, 2012 Comments off

by Melissa Steffan

Promises to “never enforce” current HHS rule against Wheaton College or similar religious employers. But is it a real victory?

n Tuesday, Wheaton College and Belmont Abbey College won a legal round against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) contraceptive mandate—not only for themselves, but also for dozens of fellow religious employers that have filed similar suits. Read more…