I will definitely be putting this on my reading list now.
Nothing makes me want to read a book like a little controversy. Even better if the controversy involves fundamentalist religious types who DON’T want something to be read. So when I heard an interview with author Rachel Held Evans, whose new book A Year of Biblical Womanhood had actually been refused by a number of Christian bookstores in the U.S., I was intrigued.
Now, if you’re anything like me – that is, a person who holds the crazy idea that men and women should be considered equal – the words “biblical womanhood” probably make your stomach turn.
“Women shouldn’t speak in church.”
“Women should submit to their husbands as the head of the household.”
“Women should dress modestly so as not to lead men astray.”
…and so on and so forth. Why would any forward-thinking woman in her right mind want to follow all the Bible’s rules for women…
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