Gender Theorists Are The Enemy (According To The Pope)

In a recent speech, Pope Benedict XVI asserted that heterosexual marriage is a sacrament of creation, and that because gender theorists seek to disrupt marriage and similar institutions, they pose a danger to humanity.

Riiiight. Here come the gender theorists, who will DESTROY EVERYTHING YOU HOLD DEAR. I would instead argue that the pope should be taken to task for giving his blessing to Ugandan legislation that institutes a death penalty for homosexuality. Who’s doling out the harm, here?

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: if your regime (political, religious, sexual, or other), is threatened by people talking about how power is distributed, you’re doing it wrong. And I’m not just saying this because I’m one of those oh-so-intimidating gender theorists!

About Jeana


Jeana Jorgensen, PhD recently completed her doctoral degree in folklore and gender studies at Indiana University. She studies fairy tales and other narratives, dance, body art, feminist theory, digital humanities, and gender identity.