This type of bullshit is a prime reason why I’m no longer Catholic (not that I ever was, anyway, by my own volition – thanks, Mom and Dad).
I do, however, give these “radical feminist nuns” my full support. Why? Because, feminism was never really about burning bras, in my opinion. Feminism, as I understand it, is about establishing a society of equals, to value ALL work that benefits society, and has, as its goal, the improvement of the health of families by encouraging responsibility of both genders to care for their children and for themselves, to ensure equal pay for equal work so that all families can better support themselves, and to embrace individuals based on who they are and their gifts, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, appearance, etc.
Make no mistake, patriarchies like the Catholic Church value power above all else. The attempt to shift the spotlight onto a group of women who serve their communities, and who are lobbying for change that supports their mission to do good in the world, is petty – at least when one considers the recent sexual abuse scandals perpetrated by Catholic priests, and all too frequently covered up by the Catholic Church.
Narcissists and psychopaths (at least the ones I’ve known) use the same sort of tactics to shift attention from themselves and their ulterior motives – drama makes a fabulous smokescreen.
Does this position makes me a rabid feminist, too? I can only hope so.