San Diego State University has dropped its tradition of electing a homecoming king and queen every year, and decided to have homecoming "royals" to be gender neutral. Some students have criticized the move, calling it "an extreme level of political correctness."
"I think homecoming is a great setting to have meaningful conversations and understanding about gender equality and ensure events on campus are welcoming and inclusive for all students," said Christy Nierva Quiogue, director of the Center for Intercultural Relations at the San Diego State University in California, according to the university's student-run newspaper The Daily Aztec.
During the application process for the homecoming royals, candidates were allowed to select gender-neutral pronouns to identify themselves. more >>
An Egyptian mother of two was brutally murdered by her Muslim family members after she married a Coptic Christian man, converted to Christianity and left her hometown, Egyptian news sites are reporting.
According to Eshhad, an online clearinghouse for religious persecution violations in Egypt, Marwa Ahmed left her home and family in Tamiyyah, Faiyum at the age of 23, to marry a Coptic Christian man and convert to Christianity. The couple then moved to Alexandria where Ahmed gave birth to two children, a son and daughter.
The 26-year-old Ahmed and her husband returned to Tamiyyah this month to visit her husband's family. Eshhad reports that Ahmed's father tried to hide his daughter at her brother's house in Qalubiyah to protect her from her uncle. more >>
A feminist icon is being called a misogynist. You know, anti-woman. Because she dares to insist that men who identify as women aren't women.
If there were such a thing as a feminist pantheon, Australian feminist and writer Germaine Greer would surely be enshrined there. Her 1970 book, The Female Eunuch, is regarded as one of the foundational documents in modern feminism.
Yet that wasn't enough to prevent her from being black-listed on a British college campus. Greer was scheduled to speak at Cardiff University in mid-November. Not anymore. A petition signed by 3,000 people called for the cancellation of her talk on "Women & Power: Lessons From the 20th Century." more >>
Over 40 percent of women who have had an abortion say they were frequent churchgoers at the time they ended their pregnancies and about a half of them say they kept their abortions hidden from church members, new LifeWay Research shows.
In a survey released Monday that was sponsored by the pregnancy center support organization Care Net, researchers from the Christian research group LifeWay found that about 70 percent of women who had an abortion self-identified as Christians, while 43 percent say they attended a Christian church at least once per month or more at the time they aborted their child.
The survey, which interviewed 1,038 respondents who've all had abortions, found that 20 percent of the respondents attended church at least once a week at the time of their first pregnancy termination. Six percent said they attended church more than once per week, while about 54 percent said they rarely or never attended a church. more >>
For over a decade, singer-songwriter Kari Jobe has debuted worship music for a multitude of fans but now she is presenting a different kind of creation to the masses in the form of her bulging baby bump.
"Baby bump time," Jobe, 34, wrote in an Instagram photograph of her protruding midsection. "Little Carnes is showing a whole lot more so I thought you might wanna see, #selfie #notmyrealweddingring #fingersaretoofat #Englishsconesareyummy @codycarnes."
In July, the contemporary Christian singer announced that she and her singer-songwriter husband Cody Carnes were expecting their first child together. more >>
You may remember her as "Tootie" from the hit '80s sitcom "The Facts of Life" or "Regine" from the '90s show about single life in the fast lane, "Living Single." But since then, aside from behind the scenes work as a television show director and some occasional bit parts and being in the "Vagina Monologues," Kim Fields has largely remained out of the spotlight. Until now.
The actress has joined the season 8 cast of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." In an episode that airs Sunday, Fields gets personal with the sobering admission "I've lost myself." Audiences might admit that, without the actress resurfacing to appear on the show, they had pretty much lost her too.
Fields' confession just might explain why an actress of her background and pedigree, known for her clean, no-drama image, would involve herself with a franchise celebrated for its gossiping, cat fighting, and back-stabbing personalities. Fields seems to be the antithesis of what "Housewives" is all about. more >>