Rachel Elizabeth Asproth
April 19, 2017
Last night, Sarah Bessey (we’re fans!) began a conversation about the strange, sexist, abusive, and toxic things Christian women are told on a regular basis. We’ve been leaning into the conversation and doing our best to keep a record of the profound and heartbreaking stories women and male allies are sharing. We’ve collected some of the most powerful tweets so far in a list, and we’re inviting our audience to follow the ongoing conversation happening on Twitter under #ThingsOnlyChristianWomenHear.
If you have a relevant story or experience, please join the conversation yourself or share in the comments below.
1. “You can teach the women and children, you just can’t teach the men.” –Charlie Grantham
2. “You are an amazing leader! You’d make an excellent pastor’s wife someday!” –Sarah Bessey
3. “Women are too emotional to be leaders and pastors. It would never work.” –Jesse Harp Continue reading “Rachel Elizabeth Asproth – Things Christian Women Hear about Women”
Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin is tipped to be the CofE’s first woman bishop
‘Women will be bishops in the Church of England after a historic vote in the General Synod, ending 40 years of wrangling.
Myth #1 – Battered women keep domestic violence a secret.
Reality: Countless research studies show that most battered women disclose their partner’s violence to at least one person—about 80% to 90% of victims in many studies. Victims not only tell, they often tell multiple people and agencies. The problem is not that women don’t tell, it is that they do not receive useful help when they do disclose.
Myth #2 – Victims just need to call the police.
Reality: Police officers cannot offer a cure-all for domestic violence. Police arrest perpetrators less than half the time when they are called to the scene of domestic violence incidents, according to the most recently available national data. Worse, arrested perpetrators seldom go to jail—approximately five out of six perpetrators arrested for domestic violence never serve any jail time. Continue reading “Sherry Hamby – Rethinking Domestic Violence – 5 Myths”
Veil of Tears is the gripping new documentary film narrated by Natalie Grant that tells the untold story of millions of women in India who are culturally persecuted for no other reason than the fact that they are women. However, despite the centuries of oppression, there are those who are reaching out and trying to change the culture towards women, from the inside out. Continue reading “Veil of Tears – Official Movie Trailer”
In which there’s a new way forward – Sarah Bessey.
Sarah Bessey is another blogger that I read with great pleasure.
She asks in this post a number of important questions for women, and members of other dis empowered groups, that tend to be marginalised in our (christian) culture. Here are some of them:
‘So when confronted with the exclusion of women or minorities by people who really don’t care to change or listen from those within the religious establishment, what are my options?
Do I argue and force and campaign my way to a seat at their table?
Do I ignore it and simply move on?
Or is there a third way? is there a new way forward for us?’
This may be a bit simplistic and reductionistic, but probably not too much off the mark. What do you think?
Women – Multiple process. Women’s brains designed to concentrate multiple task at a time. Women can Watch a TV and Talk over phone and cook.
Men – Single Process. Men’s brains designed to concentrate only one work at a time. Men can not watch TV and talk over the phone at the same time. they stop the TV while Talking. They can either watch TV or talk over the phone or cook.
Women can easily learn many languages. But can not find solutions to problems.
Men can not easily learn languages, they can easily solve problems. That’s why in average a 3 years old girl has three times higher vocabulary than a 3 year old boy. Continue reading “Man vs Woman”
Women in Ministry: One Week Intensive.
Some help from Scot McKnight for those who are struggling with the biblical legitimacy of idea of ‘women in ministry’.