Yesterday, I listened to a survivor tell her story. She was molested in her childhood. Her pain was palpable. I wanted to beat up the man who originally abused her and all the well-meaning Christians who further abused her by invalidating her story. Then I read a blog by a Christian woman who added her… Continue reading Me too, Church too and Time’s Up
The saying, “It’s a man’s world” is a sad reality. When one half of the human race is treated as less than and not worthy due to a missing chromosome, it gives an arbitrary picture of God. Here are a few of the fallacies fundamentalist Christians and proponents of the false doctrine of male headship claim to… Continue reading Male Headship 5—Adam’s Denial
Male headship, polygamy, and slavery have something in common– they have Biblical models and they empower one man to use his power over others. One of the biggest arguments fundamentalist Christians use to support the false doctrine of male headship is the example of the patriarchs in the Bible, but they also practiced polygamy and slavery too. The… Continue reading Male Headship 3—Where Did Male Headship Come From?
When I asked women to share what their definition of male headship is, this was one of the best: "Male headship is patriarchy in a marriage or a society. It's the idea that males should be given some ultimate advantage, priority, or responsibility in decision-making and leadership." There are many variations of male headship which might… Continue reading Male Headship 2—What is Male Headship?