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The Christianity Today women’s blog provides news and analysis from the perspective of evangelical women. We cover news stories and books related to international justice and evangelism, pregnancy and sexual ethics, marriage, parenting, and celibacy, pop culture, health and body image, raising girls, and women in the church and parachurch.

Her.meneutics was co-founded by Katelyn Beaty and Sarah Pulliam Bailey.

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Photoshop, Patriarchy, and Protection of the Vulnerable

August 3, 2011 9:24 AM

“That’s not real, right?” As a friend and I walked through downtown Manhattan, a bus wrapped in an ad featuring a Victoria’s Secret model — who was at once alarmingly taut and seductively squishy in all the right places —...

A Sketchy Ad from Skechers Shape-Ups

May 20, 2011 11:05 AM

A new ad campaign by Skechers takes its popular Shape-Up sneaker and markets it to girls. Skechers' line of “Shape-Up” sneakers was originally targeted solely to women but now includes men’s and girls' versions. It promises to burn calories, improve...

Why I Let My Son Wear Pink

April 18, 2011 11:23 AM

In case you missed the news story that Jon Stewart has named "Toemageddon," here are the facts: Retailer J. Crew sent out an online ad last week in which creative director Jenna Lyons appears in a photo with her 5-year-old...

Why Barbie Needs Ken After All

February 15, 2011 10:23 AM

The saga of Barbie and Ken isn't exactly the Song of Solomon. For one thing, the Mattel match is made of plastic. For another, Mattel probably doesn't mean for the couple to teach us a lesson about God's prevailing love....

Should Pro-lifers Call Black Children an 'Endangered Species'?

March 11, 2010 3:04 PM

Perhaps you’ve heard about the controversial billboard campaign sponsored by Georgia Right to Life, that state’s largest pro-life organization, in partnership with a Christian group called the Radiance Foundation. In signs put up around Atlanta, as well as through a...

Did You Consider Having an Abortion?

February 11, 2010 8:48 AM

Everybody knows someone who considered having an abortion. It may be a friend, cousin, sister, aunt, or your own mother … and you may not even know about it. Even if you didn’t watch the Super Bowl last Sunday, you...

A Campaign for (Kind of) Real Beauty

April 27, 2009 9:07 AM

Over the past week, I have mentioned the April issue of French Elle - whose cover features European celebrities without makeup or Photoshop retouching - to nearly every woman I know. Each of them has echoed the sentiments ringing...


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