Celibacy, Masculinity, and the Clergy

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Jennifer Thibodeaux discusses in an interview with Notches her recent work on the historical emergence of celibacy among clergy. In particular, Thibodeaux focuses on how the clergy created an image of masculinity and sexual desire that remains with us to this day.


Michelle Vider is a writer based in Philadelphia. Her work has appeared/is forthcoming in The Toast, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Atlas and Alice, Baldhip Magazine, and others. Find her at michellevider.com or @meanchelled. More from this author →