Catholic and Feminist: The Surprising History of the American Catholic Feminist Movement

Catholic and Feminist: The Surprising History of the American Catholic Feminist Movement By Mary J. Henold, Catholic and Feminist The Surprising History of the American Catholic Feminist Movement In as Betty Friedan s Feminine Mystique appeared and civil rights activists marched on Washington a separate but related social movement emerged among American Catholics says Mary Henold Thous
  • Title: Catholic and Feminist: The Surprising History of the American Catholic Feminist Movement
  • Author: Mary J. Henold
  • ISBN: 9780807832240
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Catholic and Feminist: The Surprising History of the American Catholic Feminist Movement By Mary J. Henold, In 1963, as Betty Friedan s Feminine Mystique appeared and civil rights activists marched on Washington, a separate but related social movement emerged among American Catholics, says Mary Henold Thousands of Catholic feminists both lay women and women religious marched, strategized, theologized, and prayed together, building sisterhood and confronting sexism in the RoIn 1963, as Betty Friedan s Feminine Mystique appeared and civil rights activists marched on Washington, a separate but related social movement emerged among American Catholics, says Mary Henold Thousands of Catholic feminists both lay women and women religious marched, strategized, theologized, and prayed together, building sisterhood and confronting sexism in the Roman Catholic Church In the first history of American Catholic feminism, Henold explores the movement from the 1960s through the early 1980s, showing that although Catholic feminists had much in common with their sisters in the larger American feminist movement, Catholic feminism was distinct and had not been simply imported from outside Catholic feminism grew from within the church, rooted in women s own experiences of Catholicism and religious practice, Henold argues She identifies the Second Vatican Council 1962 65 , an inspiring but overtly sexist event that enraged and exhilarated Catholic women in equal measure, as a catalyst of the movement within the church Catholic feminists regularly explained their feminism in terms of their commitment to a gospel mandate for social justice, liberation, and radical equality They considered feminism to be a Christian principle.Yet as Catholic feminists confronted sexism in the church and the world, Henold explains, they struggled to integrate the two parts of their self definition Both Catholic culture and feminist culture indicated that such a conjunction was unlikely, if not impossible Henold demonstrates that efforts to reconcile faith and feminism reveal both the complex nature of feminist consciousness and the creative potential of religious feminism.
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    1. I picked this book up because I ve had ideas and feeling percolating for quite some time This is a thorough, lively and heart wrenching record of the struggle of American Catholic women from the 1960 s to nearly 1990 I was a young woman in the 60 s and then busy raising a family of 3 children during the years covered in Henold s book I was aware of some of the things that were taking place but they all had a back seat to caring for a family, working along with my husband to sustain our family an [...]


    2. An inspirational, if somewhat narrow, look into an all but forgotten era of American religio feminism The complexity of Catholic feminism is well developed, adding to the rich body of literature that challenges the mainstream, monolithic feminist narrative For the vast majority of the book s protagonists, organizations, and movements, feminist consciousness wasn t imported from the wider secular movement outside the Church, but stemmed, first, from spiritual consciousness to promote activism wit [...]


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