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Justice System, My Ass. #Marissa418

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  “Prosecutors admit that they routinely charge people with crimes for which they technically have probably cause but which they seriously doubt they could ever win in court.  They ‘load up’ defendants with charges that carry extremely harsh sentences in order to force them to plead guilty to lesser offenses and – here’s the kicker – to obtain testimony for …

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I’m A Feminist, But My Husband Isn’t (And Might Never Be)

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    We have had many, many (heated) conversations in our house about feminism over the past couple of years.  I’m happy to be letting my husband share his side here today, and I like that he has honed in on what is his essential disagreement with being called a feminist.  I think he makes some really great points here, …

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A Wounded, Secret Jesus Feminist

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“The cracks were ricocheting and multiplying across my heart now, and when I turned to the Church for answers, I did not feel my questions were welcome.” – Jesus Feminist How do you not stay bitter?  How do you let go of the anger, the hurts, the soul-deep wounds Christians have inflicted? Lean into the pain, she says. And so …

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True Womanhood – Tension, Cracks, and a Concrete Faith

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  “Gender displays God…..Who we are and how we relate as women and men is an object lesson.” “Being created for someone indicates that God created the female to be a highly relational creature.  Her identity isn’t based on work nearly as much as on how well she connects in her relationships….We need to keep in mind, what is it …

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True Womanhood – Cookies and Chains

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  Growing up, my grandma always kept the cookie jar stocked.  Oftentimes, it was with molasses cookies.  Which are disgusting.  But, apparently, that’s not a common reaction.  “What?  How can you not like her molasses cookies?  They’re the best!” I’ve noticed a similar attitude coming from this study and the idea of true womanhood.  We’re not forcing anyone into taking …

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True Womanhood – Get Abused, Win A Crown!

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  TRIGGER WARNING!!!  ABUSE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, and everything ANTI-GOD!!! Seriously.  FOR THE LOVE!!!!!!!  Oh, also, this post is pretty long.  Fair warning.  I couldn’t not put any of these quotes in.  Because holy hell.  You need to read this.   “The gospel informed woman, the younger women are to love their husbands.  They are to value marriage, they are to …

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True Womanhood – Oppressing Women since Creation

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  3 years ago, I saw Andy Crouch, Skye Jethani, and Bethany Hoang, among others, talk in Chicago.  It was part of the Lausanne Movement, an important part of evangelicalism, and justice was on the docket.  I listened to a very pregnant Hoang talk about justice and the church and her work with IJM. Lately, I’ve been listening to different …