In It's Dangerous to Believe, Mary Eberstadt documents how people of faith - especially Christians who adhere to traditional religious beliefs - face widespread discrimination in today's increasingly secular society. Eberstadt details how recent laws, court decisions, and intimidation on campuses and elsewhere threaten believers who fear losing their jobs, their communities, and their basic freedoms solely because of their convictions.
"Very Important Book"
Never mind 50 shades of movie promotion for a moment. Now that the children have left the room, let’s take a look at something else going on out there, in the name of liberation and womankind, that requires explanation. Slut-shaming, slut-bashing, slut culture, slut walks, slut pride, Slut: The Play, the StopSlut Movement, Sluts Across America, the UnSlut Project; “Slut Like You,” the song - the epithet hardly lacks publicity these days. What’s happening to make this one the new four-letter “it” word?
It's been a while since anyone chatted as matter-of-factly about repurposing human body parts as Planned Parenthood officials did in those undercover videos captured by David Deleiden's Center for Medical Progress. In the words of one doctor caught on film, "I'm gonna basically crush below... I'm gonna crush above" certain desired morsels such as "heart, lung, liver". No, most people probably hadn't heard such candid talk for years now - decades, even. Not this side of Birkenau, anyway.