25 Jun '11, 11pm

Is Michele Bachmann a New “Evangelical Feminist”? | Care2 Causes

Is Michele Bachmann a New “Evangelical Feminist”? | Care2 Causes

From the perspective of her religion, Republican candidate-to-be Michele Bachmann is something of a conundrum. Although she draws much of her strength from her evangelical Christian roots, the strict gender roles that accompany these same roots would seem to preclude her serving as the United States’ commander-in-chief. This, as sociologist D. Michael Lindsay writes in a piece for the Washington Post , creates an unusual but functioning paradox, in which Bachmann can garner political support from evangelicals while seeming to fly in the face of expectations for female members of evangelical communities. Lindsay chalks this up to what Marie Griffith, a scholar of religion and the author of the extraordinary book, God’s Daughters , calls “practical Christian womanhood.” By couching her campaign as a “calling,” and emphasizing her motherhood at every turn, Bachmann can simult...

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New Focus on Media Consolidation | Care2 Causes

New Focus on Media Consolidation | Care2 Causes

care2.com 25 Jun '11, 7pm

A new campaign launched by SavetheNews.org targets a growing threat to the free-flow of information and ideas, so crucial ...

Seagull Steals Camera! | Care2 Causes

care2.com 26 Jun '11, 8am

I think that this is most likely to be a case of viral marketing by GoPro - marketing strategy that they've apparently uti...

Abercrombie and Fitch Fires Woman for Wearing Hijab | Care2 Causes

Abercrombie and Fitch Fires Woman for Wearing H...

care2.com 26 Jun '11, 12am

There have been several cases over the past few months about employers’ right to dictate whether their workers can wear he...

A Minority Majority Among Young Americans | Care2 Causes // & this might be a good thing!

A Minority Majority Among Young Americans | Car...

care2.com 26 Jun '11, 3am

80 percent of Americans over 65 years old is white; among American aged 45 – 60, 75 percent are white. But within just abo...

From Ella | Care2 Causes

From Ella | Care2 Causes

care2.com 02 Jul '11, 10am

If you’ve ever loved a pet, you can understand this poignant song written by Allison Morgan. Missing her husband one night...

More than 170 Women Raped in Eastern Congo | Care2 Causes

More than 170 Women Raped in Eastern Congo | Ca...

care2.com 25 Jun '11, 9am

Last summer, the international community was rocked by the news that hundreds of civilians had been raped in a brutal atta...

US Debt Ceiling, Greek Debt Crisis | Care2 Causes #crisis

US Debt Ceiling, Greek Debt Crisis | Care2 Caus...

care2.com 25 Jun '11, 5am

$14.3 trillion: That’s the amount of the US debt ceiling. Negotiations about the debt ceiling are, hopefully, in their fin...

Can You “Test-Drive” a Religion for a Month?

Can You “Test-Drive” a Religion for a Month?

care2.com 03 Jul '11, 9pm

Would inter-religious dialogue be easier if Christians actually knew what it was like to be Muslim, or vice versa? One of ...

Care2 Victory! New York Senate Legalizes Same-S...

care2.com 25 Jun '11, 3am

As I've said many times before, any two adults who have the love and dedication to take on one of the most difficult endea...

Bachmann Thinks Ending Minimum Wage Would Elimi...

care2.com 29 Jun '11, 4am

Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann has figured out how to solve our jobs crisis. More low wage jobs. Really low wage jo...

Indiana Law To Defund Planned Parenthood Blocked | Care2 Causes

Indiana Law To Defund Planned Parenthood Blocke...

care2.com 26 Jun '11, 9am

Planned Parenthood of Indiana was granted an injunction against the new Indiana state law that forbids any federal funding...

Ai Wei Wei is Free, But... | Care2 Causes

Ai Wei Wei is Free, But... | Care2 Causes

care2.com 26 Jun '11, 12am

Today, the Chinese authorities freed a prominent dissident, Hu Jia, a leading, and highly vocal, advocate for democratic r...

Grateful Skunk "Thanks" Woman For Saving Him | ...

care2.com 27 Jun '11, 7am

I used to work at a stae psychiatric hospital on midnights. I had to pick up reports from all of our satellite buildings a...

Entrepreneurs Working to Green Their Communities | Care2 Causes

Entrepreneurs Working to Green Their Communitie...

care2.com 24 Jun '11, 8pm

Green entrepreneurs around the world are working to change business and make a difference in their local communities. The ...

Health Alarm! Overweight Toddlers | Care2 Causes

care2.com 25 Jun '11, 11am

I'm sorry, but IME, this is BS. First of all, that photo used is of a *baby*, and not even a particularly fat looking baby...