Alice Paul, American suffragist and activist.
Mary Kassian, complementarian founder…would she give back that doctorate in systematic theology?
I have a simple question for these women: are they willing to give up their rights? Some complementarians talk about the concept of rights as if it were profanity. But in reality, would they be willing to give up the rights and privileges they enjoy, the very rights that, ironically, make it possible for them to write books and blog posts in their own name? Rights that women of the past fought hard to gain, such as:
The right to go to a university or seminary, as the moderator of the above post no doubt did.
The right to get away from an abusive husband through divorce.
The right to vote.
The right to own property.
The right to earn wages.
The right to have custody of your children.
The right to not get raped by your husband.
The right to not be beaten by your husband.
The right to drive a car(a right some women in our modern world still do not enjoy; can you imagine getting flogged because you drove your kids to an activity??).
The right to go to school.
The right to marry who you want when you’re ready, not to fulfill someone else’s agenda.
Are these not rights men(especially white men) have (for the most part) taken for granted, but which women had to fight to gain? Am I the only one who sees the double standard here?
Sarah Bubar(and Mary Kassian, it seems) misunderstand an important point: most women do not want special privileges; they want to be treated as individuals, as human beings. (And no, I do not want to be defined by my gender, and nowhere is the Bible does it say I should be.) All most women want is to do things men have taken for granted for years. It’s never been(for most women) about having power over men, or even being like men; it’s about being human. And as humans, yes, we are God’s children(owned by God as Bubar says)…but He has granted us free will and responsibility for our own lives. We have the choice to obey or disobey Him. Men have historically had the autonomy to choose what to do with their lives, a choice women have been denied, until now. Are Sarah Bubar or Mary Kassian really willing to give that up? More importantly, is that what God wants? Is God pleased with His men when they sit around discussing(or making lists about) what women can and cannot do, without a single woman present for the conversation?