Newsreel: Baptist women petition for change, feminism at Cannes Film Festival and the Mormon/Boy Scouts break up

Kristen Stewart takes off her heels during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 14, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Foc Kan/FilmMagic)

This is the first of a new feature on the Religious Feminism Podcast, the Religious Feminism Newsreel, highlighting recent news within a variety of faith-based feminist movements. This newsreel covers Southern baptist women who successfully petitioned for the removal of a sexist clergyman, a movie about Iraqi women taking up arms against the Islamic state, and the Mormon church ending its 105-year sponsorship of Boy Scouts-just as Boy Scouts starts admitting girls.

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News Stories Featured in this Episode:

Southern Baptist women call for removal of sexist leader

Paige Patterson (SBC) Advice to Victims of Domestic Violence
by eeandfaith,, March 28, 2008

In a #Metoo moment, will Southern Baptists hold powerful men accountable?
by Jonathan Merritt, Washington Post, April 30, 2018

Southern Baptist Women Launch Petition Against Paige Patterson
by Kate Shellnut, Christianity Today, May 6, 2018

Southern Baptist leader encouraged a woman not to report alleged rape to police and told her to forgive assailant, she says
by Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Washington Post, May 22, 2018

The Religious Right’s #MeToo Reckoning Is Coming
by Sarah Jones, the New Republic, May 30, 2018

Southern Baptist leader Paige Patterson fired over handling of sex abuse allegation
By Michelle Boorstein and Sarah Pulliam Bailey, May 30, 2018

Feminist moments at the Cannes Film Festival

Hollywood confronts MeToo at Cannes Film Festival
Today, May 9, 2018

Feminist war movie captures zeitgeist at Cannes
Reuters, May 14, 2018

Women of Cannes
by Namrata Joshi, The Hindu, May 19, 2018

#MeToo activists should stop trying to be film critics – they undermine feminism
by Agnès Poirier, The Guardian, May 14, 2018

What is the Cannes no flats rule? Kristen Stewart goes barefoot in protest.
by Zola Ray, Newsweek, May 15, 2018

Kristen takes her shoes off
by Elaine “Lainey” Lui, Lainey Gossip, May 15, 2018

The LDS Church (Mormon) ditches Boy Scouts

No Scouting? Mormon youth culture is about to change — big time 
by Peggy Fletcher Stack, Salt Lake Tribune, May 10, 2018

Mormon church to end 105-year relationship with the Boy Scouts
by Faith Karimi, CNN, May 9, 2018

Boy Scouts Changing Name To ‘Scouts BSA,’ As Girls Welcomed Into Program
by Camila Domonoske, NPR, May 2, 2018

Institutionalized Gender Inequality Starts in the Church at Age 8…
by Emily Clyde Curtis, The Exponent II, May 31, 2013

The Cost of Volunteer Hours in the Church’s Cub Scouting Program
by Nate Curtis, The Exponent II, June 3, 2013

Church Re-evaluating Scouting Program
LDS Newsroom, July 27, 2015

New Children and Youth Development Initiative Coming January 2020

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