Michele Bachmann was asked if she was a “Submissive Wife” during the GOP debate on August 11.
She answered that “submission” means “respect.” Some people on complementarian blog sites seem to think that she gave an egalitarian answer.
I have received emails that indicate that she is not in any shape or form egalitarian, and that she is indeed a “submissive wife.”
The floor is open for debate:
1. How do you feel about a woman who is running for President of the United States, being asked about a “submissive wife comment” that she made some time in the past?
2. Why do we need to know if a presidential candidate is a “submissive wife” and would it affect her duties as president of the United States?
3. How would having the first woman president being a “submissive wife” affect our Christian women’s equality movement?
This is sure to be an emotional question. What we might think about the Tea Party, or the Republicans, or Democrats is not the question here and should not be addressed. This is a Christian women’s equality question, and should be handled as such on this post.
Please read this article by Jocelyn Andersen which explains this very well.
My blog was mentioned in an article called “on Christian Feminism” on Someones Water Lily blog last week. I am always grateful when new people find bWe Baptist Women for Equality. Thank you all so much for reading and commenting.
Will you join us and speak out for equality for Christian women?