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    Not the Church, Not the State? Gender equality in the crossfire
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    Written by: Deniz Kandiyoti All articles by Deniz Kandiyoti

    The challenge to platforms for gender equality comes not just from actors with fundamentalist agendas, but from a conjuncture where women’s rights have been opportunistically instrumentalized to serve geopolitical goals, and neo-liberal policies have severed social justice from gender equality concerns

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    Spirit, hope, money and a dose of patriarchy
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    Written by: Jessica Horn All articles by Jessica Horn
    Written by: Jenny Morgan All articles by Jenny Morgan

    A growing movement of African Christians are making waves at home and abroad with their ultra conservative interpretations of scripture. Far from a naïve embrace of conventional norms or a faithful embrace of scripture, these interpretations are emerging as clear political choices and are undermining women's rights struggles across the African continent

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    The Tea Party and the new right-wing Christian feminism
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    Written by: Ruth Rosen All articles by Ruth Rosen

    Why have American women become so active in the right wing Tea Party movement? Could it be that they are drawn to the new conservative Christian feminism publicized by Sarah Palin? Without its grassroots female supporters, the Tea Party would have far less appeal to voters who are frightened by economic insecurity, threats to moral purity and the gradual disappearance of a national white Christian culture.

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