Women blogging for equality —why authoritarian governments feel threatened

May 8, 2013

“Forbidden Voices”—Stories of women bloggers who are speaking out about inequality in various cultures.
CNN’s Hazel Pfeifer presents this report about a new documentary. It features three courageous women who live in countries where governments attempt to suppress women’s calls for social justice but who speak out anyway—through their blogs. Their blogs are widely read throughout the world. “These women pay a high price for their blogs—suffering violence, harassment and detainment by some of the world’s most repressive regimes,” says Pfeifer. In addition to the link above, you can go to the documentary’s own website to learn more about it and watch the trailer.

Letha Dawson Scanzoni
Letha Dawson Scanzoni is an independent scholar, writer, and editor. In 1978, she and Virginia Ramey Mollenkott wrote Is the Homosexual My Neighbor?, one of the earliest books urging evangelical Christians to rethink their views on homosexuality (updated edition, 1994, HarperOne). More recently, Letha coauthored (with social psychologist David G. Myers) What God Has Joined Together: The Christian Case for Gay Marriage (HarperOne, 2005 and 2006). Another of Letha’s most well-known books is All We’re Meant to Be: Biblical Feminism for Today, coauthored with Nancy A. Hardesty (Word Books, 1974; revised edition, Abingdon, 1986; updated and expanded edition, Eerdmans, 1992).

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