We are just plain tired of it

The Women’s March may have little effect right now, but the tsunami has begun. The first wave has washed over. The second wave will come.

Many berated the women. Legislators, others face discipline for sexist remarks reported the Houston Chronicle. Fat women, too ugly for sexual assault and cartoons of women sprayed by pepper spray are only a few of the responses. Letters to editors and facebook brought on a slew of lewd comments about the Women’s March.

A former Girl Scout Troop leader came into my office and of course the conversation turned to the Women’s March. She was excited about it. She told me she knew many fundamentalist Christian women who believed their place was in the home, and were against this March.

I gave her a copy of my book Women Equal – No Buts: Powered by the same Source.

She reached over the desk and took my hand and said that she had heard so much on facebook by Christian women against the Women’s March that she was afraid she was losing her Christian faith.

Another woman told me her granddaughter was eager to do something now. I gave her their website for 10 Actions, 100 Days so her granddaughter, too, can make a difference.

Another woman’s granddaughter who lives in Virginia went to Washington DC and marched.

My letter in our local paper said,

We are tired of it. We are tired of letters to the editor demeaning women We are tired of governmental leaders surrounding themselves with religious leaders who preach male superiority (Rubio and Trump). We are tired of those religious leaders who are telling women they must submit to their husbands in the home, and to all males in the church and elsewhere. We are tired of hearing that women’s work is in the home. We are tired of radio preachers spewing out their misogyny over the air, and we are tired of it behind pulpits.  We are just plain tired of it.

It is 2017. If you are tired of it, too, join with us. Email me. Visit my website . Click on “Printable Postcard” and mail it to your pastor. The time is now. Be a part of the second wave. 

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About bwebaptistwomenforequality

Shirley Taylor writes with humor and common sense, challenging the church body to reclaim equality for Christian women.
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8 Responses to We are just plain tired of it

  1. busyk says:

    I marched in DC and for the first time since Nov 9, I’ve been able to breathe again. Your post just brought me to sudden tears. It’s been a long first week. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We’re stronger together for sure.

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    • Sometimes the strangest thing is the straw that breaks the camel’s back. Perhaps this is it. It is time that women stood together and said that enough is enough. I am holding a conference on Reclaiming Equality, and I hope that women everywhere will find their own way to be active in this struggle. I have a Student Book called Reclaiming Equality that I wrote and have women leaders for the various sessions. I have never done this before but it is my way to make a difference. Thank you for writing, and I know you will find your way to make a difference.

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  2. Katia says:

    To me, a woman who is passionate about women’s equality, the women’s march in Washington D.C was a sad day for womanhood because of the vulgarity of many of the speakers and marchers. Many of the marchers wore hats that represented a private body part-gross!-and carried vulgar signs. One of the speakers expressed her desire to bomb the White House in a profanity laced speech; another had spent time in jail for kidnapping, torturing, and murdering a gay man and had shown no remorse for her actions.

    Meanwhile, as an American woman, I have much to be grateful for. I can vote, drive alone safely most places, work, get an education, get healthcare etc. Meanwhile, I look at the political situation and see many great things for women, see many women of both political parties in high positions, women in high positions that are nominated by politicians, and at least in my community, an election process that is run mostly by women. I look at elections, and see that a candidates’ gender means little to most voters.

    Is hard to be grateful at times? Definitely! It’s something I struggle with. But my God commands me to be grateful, so I will do my best. At the same time, he tells me to keep my speech clean and to love others. So although I will speak out on behalf of women’s equality and do my best to help other women in need, I will speak out against the D.C women’s march because of its vulgarity and lack of love and gratitude.

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    • I do not use vulgarity and I am sure many of the women who marched do not. But, Katia, I am not willing to throw out the baby with the bath water. I personally have never been denied anything that I want or feel called to do in church, or in the secular world. But when women who are called and those who aspire to greater things, cannot do so, then all women should rise up and say “We are just plain tired of it.” I value your opinion and your stance and I value your work for women’s equality. Together we can make it better for our daughters and sisters.

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  3. Anon says:

    I cannot support a march funded by someone who is pro sharia law. Though I am,not a complementarian, I feel,those who are egal are not Scriptural either.

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    • Anon, either you believe women are equal or you do not. From your letter it appears that you do not. But since you are not really sure, I recommend you do some research and find out why egalitarians ARE scriptural. Of course, I recommend my books, but I also recommend you visit Christians for Biblical Equality website at http://www.cbeinternational.org. You will find your answers there. Thanks for writing. I suppose it is good to be anonomous, but it is important that the world knows that we are real people out here who are working for Christian women’s equality. We are not hiding behind some philosophy or other person.

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