Stay-at-home-feminist

When I say, “feminist”, I know that word conjures all kinds of images.  Often, it draws the picture of a seething, angry woman, who is trying to claim superiority over men and gain supremacy over them – with a vengeance.  But when I say that I’m a feminist, that’s not what I mean.  For me, a feminist is simply someone who believes in the equality of women and men.  As a Christian feminist, I do believe the equality of men and women is biblically based — it was God’s desire and design that men and women should be valued equally.  At the creation of the world, he did not envision a system of hierarchy between the sexes, but a partnership of mutuality.   And his design from the beginning was not for our tasks and assignments in life to be determined by gender but by calling.  God may call and gift a woman to be a leader, a teacher or a preacher.  He may call a woman to be a firefighter, construction worker or president of the United States.

He may also call a woman to be a parent — a mom.

And, even, a stay-at-home-mom.

A stay-at-home-mom who is a feminist.  Is that possible?

Click here for part 2.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Kim Yuen on May 4, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Yes, it is possible 🙂

    Reply

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