Content warning: this post discusses rape and sexual violence. One does not have to look far to find indications of the normalization of sexual violence (a phenomenon known as rape culture) in news articles, pop
A couple of weeks ago on Spanish Sunday morning television, Sister Lucia Caram discussed a topic that can’t have failed to raise eyebrows over the weekend breakfast table: that of the Virgin Mary’s sex life.
Drunk vicars were in the news recently following the prosecution of Gareth Jones, parish priest of St Mary's the Virgin in Great Ilford, for a drunken incident in London. After chasing three bottles of wine
In the midst of seemingly endless centenary commemorations, and their relentless focus on the twentieth century, it’s worth recalling events of June 716 in the north-east of England. Our specific interest is the twinned monastery
French intellectuals from Montaigne to Claude Levi-Strauss have repeatedly criticised Muslims’ ‘patriarchal and sexist abuses of women’. But when Kamel Daoud, an Algerian writer, recently tried to do the same, he was greeted with severe