Sexism once again...
(cross posted at Emerging Women
So the discrimination against women continues. I got online this morning and read this post
over at Scot McKnight's blog Jesus Creed
regarding the removal of a female seminary professor by a new administration because she was female. Read the news brief here
. Since reading it, I have been seriously pissed off all day. It was one of those last straw moments - how much more of this crap are we as women willing to take?
Now Scot McKnight poses some good questions on his blog regarding if one is inclined to ban women from teaching where do we draw the line? Can men read books by women? What about in high schools or non-theology classes? While I think those questions point out some of the absurdity of the stance that views women as lesser creations, there are guys commenting there who really think they should be considered if we are to be biblical. Since when does the excuse "being biblical" make it okay to be a sexist immoral jerk? And when women there complain about how hurtful situations like this are to women in general, men there accuse us of overreacting and getting away with it just because we are women. I feel like I'm being treated like I'm a puppy dog - "that's a good girl, settle down now, there's no need to get excited, you don't count anyway, your opinion is worthless to me...". So if we are hurt or offended we aren't allowed to do anything about it because then we are overreacting or claiming to be victims. That's a great way to guarantee the continuing spread of injustice.
I am sick of having to fight this battle. I am sick of having to actually defend the equality of women. I am sick that there are people who are so wrapped up in hated and fear that they do things like this to women. I am sick that the debate of whether women are capable of doing XY or Z or if we are inferior to men actually still happens. And I am sick that the only place that it is still happening is in the church.
So yes, this is an opinionated rant. I had to share here because my toddler wasn't really interested in the long monologue she had to hear about the stupidity of men who think they are better than women just because they have a penis... But I had to say it. The news needs to go out, because the more people who know the more people there are to stop the evil from spreading.
Labels: Emerging Women, Gender Issues