True Womanhood – Oppressing Women since Creation

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  • http://tellmewhytheworldisweird.blogspot.com/ perfectnumber628

    Well said. I (very unfortunately) recently listened to that talk you linked to, about how “oh people are trying to focus on helping women, which SEEMS like a good idea… but actually it’s evil because…” actually I don’t remember why…

    And then to say this ideology is “biblical” or is “God’s way”, that’s just disgusting.

    • http://www.carisadel.com/ Caris Adel

      Their reasoning doesn’t even make sense. We shouldn’t empower women b/c the Bible says no. SO DUMB!!!! And, I’d be really curious to see their results…..how successful is focusing only on men working out? And are there even any programs that do that? I would guess probably not. Because it doesn’t work! Gah!!!

  • MorganGuyton


    • http://www.carisadel.com/ Caris Adel

      perfectly sums up all of this, haha.

  • http://www.stephindialogue.com Stephanie S. Smith

    It is so tone-deaf to apply “concern” in the same sentence with empowerment of girls and women around the world. And having gone to the college supported by this publisher, I have often grieved over the fact that women are often their own worst enemies when it comes to empowerment.

    • http://www.carisadel.com/ Caris Adel

      That had to have been an interesting college experience…

  • Jennifer Stahl

    AMEN! With you 100% on this.

  • Rachel

    In grad school, I’d get so confused and hurt when Christian women would give me these vacant stares after asking me what I wanted to do with my degree and hearing my reply, “Work with sex trafficking victims”. Predictably, I’d get the worried, “That’s awfully dangerous and you’re a young, single woman…will you wait a few years until you’re married?” or “Well, how does your father feel about that?”

    Thank you, thank you for the time you spent on this series of posts. Much needed and greatly appreciated.

    • http://www.carisadel.com/ Caris Adel

      That response just drives me nuts.

      • Helen

        I always tell them my father approves of anything i set my mind to/. That usually leaves them speechless

    • KyukiYoshida

      You know what, I get that sooo much by not only christian women, but also sexist men. “So what are you planning to do with your life?” “Oh, i’m hoping to get the money to go to college soon enough.” “College? What could you possibly obtain from going there, what are your dreams?” “Well, I’m hoping to get my degree in zoology, mainly entomology and herpetology, I’m already very knowledgeable in both subjects as well as biology, it’s really one of my hobbies, so naturally it’s my dream career.” -total shock- “Don’t you think that’s a little too smart for you?! What makes you think you can advance in a scientific career? Why does a sweet girl like you want to go messing with icky reptiles and insects? You’re such a pretty thing and you’re already 20, shouldn’t you be looking for a husband instead of feeding such a silly dream?” i kid you fucking not, I have had this same conversation with multiple people.

  • KyukiYoshida

    Funny how Christians want to use their ideology to “help women” when it’s their religious ideology that oppressed them in the first place. Notice how they want to help the men in this case, and not so much help the women directly. No, no, we’ll just leave the beaten dogs where they lie, and preach our sexist gospel to the men, in hope the women will be treated fairly. And by treated fairly they mean allowed to cook dinner without being beaten if it isn’t good enough, and treated like a lesser human rather than a cow.

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