The Bible is not. I wholeheartedly deny that. The Bible honors and glorifies the bride as something to be loved and cherished and protected. God calls every Christian collectively His bride. It’s His promise to honor and love and provide for us for the rest of eternity.
In regards to Ephesians, that is not even half of the Biblical model for marriage. I can’t believe you left out the rest of it. Husbands are called to love their wives as Christ loves the church. And how did Christ love the church? Oh yeah, He died. Husbands are called to love their wives so much they would unhesitatingly die for them. I think that’s something feminism can’t complain about.
There is no possible way to faithfully interpret this passage of the Bible in a way that condones beating your wife. Husbands that physically abuse their wives are not Christians. They cease to be Christian the moment they do that. No part of spousal abuse is Christ-like.
#the only post i need to reblog about #fem
I tend to ignore asks like this, but I feel like I have to answer this in light of the rage my satirical ask answer about being visited by ‘The Misandry Fairy’.
It frightens me that there are so many men that could not see the satire. At first I was confused, because, I mean, quite obviously I used the most ludicrous situation I could imagine. I wasn’t going for realism.
But then it hit me. There are men out there with such burning misogyny inside them, that they honestly believe that we could hate them in the same irrational and vile way. They are frightened of the tables turning.
Well, I am sorry to say that you have underestimated us.
If you think I would be happy to see any man executed, then you are wrong. You are so worried about this liberation we feminists speak of ending up like some sort of reverse patriarchy, that you honestly cannot see that we want better than that.
You can’t imagine better than that. It’s all you know.
You’ve seen men abuse the power they have granted themselves for years and years and years, and now you can’t imagine women being granted equal, or perhaps even more power, without abusing it, without using it to the detriment and disadvantage of another gender.
Feminism is not about hurting or hating men. Feminism is a movement that aims to end the privilege of men over women and non-binary genders.
It does scare me that so many cannot see a difference between hating men, and hating a system that is rigged in the favour of men (in terms of gender, of course, other intersecting oppressions are very relevant), at the expense of everyone else.
To the person who sent this ask, you frighten me. I am not afraid to say so. You frighten me because you are projecting. You imagine we could find the same pleasure in dead men that so many men do in dead and abused women.
I will say it again: You underestimate us.
You sicken me.