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At Global Comment, I write The Threat of Women’s Autonomy: The Vatican’s Crackdown on Nuns:

Working to eradicate poverty! Promoting better healthcare! The Catholic Church has been responsible for some atrocious things over the centuries, but working towards economic justice and helping sick people are two of those things towards which the average person would generally direct a great big thumbs up. In fact, the Leadership Conference of the Women Religious, a body to which about four in five of the United States’ Catholic nuns belong, is admirably dedicated to these very matters. The Vatican, however, has just come out with a condemnation of these foci.

Yes, I was rather taken aback myself.

And, at Gender Across Borders, A Question of Royalty: How Black Princesses are Faring on the International Stage.

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