Lent 8: thoughts on women

Lent 8 on March 8 which is International Women’s Day.

I have lots of thoughts on this.  And they’re sort of bubbly and frothy in my mouth, so I’m trying to take a deep breath and speak slowly.

I grew up in a female-empowered family. I thank God for that. I was always told I could be anything I want to be.  Much to the shame of my feminist father, I wanted to be a Princess and I wanted to wear pink fluffy dresses and I think I sometimes I felt like that was dangerous; like I was letting women down.

The ‘F’ word

[This is part of a series of sorts on topics that all seem scary to me. I think they are confusing and hard and complicated. Enjoy. 🙂 ]

Feminism is not simple.

Feminists, (despite what some people might have you believe), are not all wild women who want to take over the world.

Oh, and btw, those who hold tightly to complementarian theology, (despite what some people might have you believe), are not all misogynistic or obsessed with keeping women ‘in their place’.

Scripture is clear: men and women are equal. (Genesis 1:27, 1 Cor 11:11-12…)

Cowardly fabs

This blog is called ‘thoughts from Fabs’.

I named it that because that’s what I wanted it to be: a place for ideas from my weird and self-professed faulty mind.

I am starting to learn though, that it doesn’t work that way with words.  Turns out, you can’t just throw out thoughts and theories and expect people to discern for themselves which ones you mean and which ones are pure speculation.

It’s a lot of pressure. How can I be sure that what I ‘mean’ today will be what I ‘mean’ in the years and days to come?