Could this be the grand finale? The glorious death knell for the ugliest portions of organized religion and its relentless, impressive beat-down of the stubborn female species for lo these past 2,013 years? Can we at least hope?
A swarm of criticism has been leveled against Mona Eltahawy's recent Foreign Policy story on the state of women in the Arab world. Saying that sexism and misogyny in the Middle East has "nothing to do" with Islam is symptomatic of either denial or fear.
Women's leadership in the religious orders, as in other professions, has had a tremendous impact. For the pioneering women who were our seminary instructors, Clinton represents dramatic opportunity for change.