“By advancing patriarchy as a biblical ideal, the church has been complicit in the marginalization and injustice of girls and women — a dangerous error perpetuated by Christians throughout history. Regrettably, it is a practice that continues to this day. Despite the shared leadership of women noted throughout the Bible, Christians have upheld a consequence of sin — the “he will rule over you” of Genesis 3:16 — as God’s ideal.” <– EXACTLY!!!
By Mimi Haddad
Dr. Mimi Haddad furthers the discussion of religions’ role in disenfranchising women. She uses her background as a Christian theologian to analyze ways that the Christian church has been complicit in the marginalization and injustice of girls and women and how the church can play a vital role in advancing the rights of women and girls.
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