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Avoiding avoidance: Why I assigned Yoder’s ‘Body Politics’

2.26. 2015 Posted By: Malinda Elizabeth Berry Berry

Editor’s note: This was originally published in the May 2014 issue, Vol. 68 of Mennonite Life, an illustrated online annual published by Bethel College that is devoted to exploring and developing Mennonite experience. In the Spring 2014 semester, my co-teacher colleague and I decided to put Body Politics: Five Practices of the Christian Community Before the Watching World […]

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Feminist organizing challenge institutions’ silence on Yoder

1.5. 2015 Posted By: Tim Nafziger

In the new issue of Mennonite Quarterly Review, five essays look at John Howard Yoder’s systematic project of sexual harassment and abuse of women. Unless otherwise noted, the articles named below are part of the issue. Rachel Waltner Goossen’s essay “‘Defanging the Beast’: Mennonite Responses to John Howard Yoder’s Sexual Abuse” is the most extensive of these […]

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More than an hour everyday thinking of ways to hide my body

9.4. 2008 Posted By: Tim Nafziger

Posted 09/04/08 at 11:42 AM Yesterday in my daily BBC feed I came across six horrifying stories from Egyptian women who experience regular sexual harassment. The psychic effect on women comes through in heart breaking clarity: I get harassed 100 times a day. I tried everything to stop it but it doesn’t stop. I wear loose […]

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