the road to maine
Note: I am very, very behind on updates. This entry is about a month old. Pls to not be taking any given post as an indicator of where I am at any given moment. I will continue to update, possibly in rougher notes, because otherwise I get all perfectionist about a given piece and it never gets out the door.
Scanning, the radio passes the word “feminism,” so I stop the scan. It turns out it’s a young woman with a faint lisp, talking about Christian feminism.
“So what do you mean when you say feminism?” asks the older man interviewing her. “Because some people say it’s about equal pay for equal work, and if that’s what feminism is, I’m all for it.” The young woman agrees—equal pay for equal work—and also, doesn’t want us to forget that god created women in his image as well as men. Christ wanted us to love women equally.
Where I think some people go wrong, she says, is by thinking feminism means men and women are the same. If people say women should take men’s roles, or that men should submit to women’s authority in a marriage, that’s not the right kind of feminism.
I think a lot of the sexual revolution of the Sixties and Seventies was about men being selfish, says the man, and doing whatever they wanted. The feminism that would suggest women be as selfish as men, and only do what they want, would not be Biblical feminism.
This echo catches my ear.