Monday, March 5, 2012

Women Triumph/Sexual Shaming Will Not Be Tolerated/ Mary Magdalene Was Apostle/Not Prostitute/Sandra Fluke Vs. Rush Limbaugh


"Mary Magdalene to Rush Limbaugh: Your apology is too little, too late "

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

 " Rush Limbaugh, conservative radio talk show host, attempted to silence women’s voices in the public square through sexual shaming. The early church did the same thing to Mary Magdalene, sexually shaming her in the 6th century, mistakenly calling her a prostitute, and effectively undercutting her spiritual authority."

"But today, women are not Mary Magdalene, demeaned by church authority and made into the poster woman for the repentant prostitute. Today, women have fought back against Limbaugh’s sexual shaming and they are winning.... Limbaugh has been dropped by at least seven advertisers at last count." 

Bridget Mary's Reflection: Let's stand for justice rising up in all women everywhere who will no longer tolerate sexual shaming from anyone, including Rush Limbaugh. Let's stand for justice rising up in Roman Catholic Women Priests who are serving the people of God in inclusive, grassroots, Catholic communities! Check out Facebook and Twitter pages. Links are in article above. 

Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP

Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests




2 comments:

Veritwas said...
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Veritwas said...

Money talks. Limbaugh backtracked because of the loss of advertising triggered by his egregious tirade. See the impact of a well-orchestrated campaign at http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436852/rush-limbaugh-advertisers/?mobile=nc

Similarly, when Catholics start to withhold financial support and turn away from discriminating institutions including universities and hospitals, bishops too will suddenly learn to reassess.