Meghan Tschanz on Women, Your Silence and Submission Are Not Your Virtues but Only Encourage an Abusive System That Harms All of Us

“Men’s worship should be audible, while women’s should be inaudible”

He was in the middle of a tirade on “God’s order” and how women should be submissive to men, silent, compliant, unseen.

It was not the first time I had heard similar things professed in the church, but it hit differently this time. He was making no effort to make it seem that he even viewed women as equal to him. In his eyes, women were made subordinate to men and demanded that we comply.

At least in the conservative church that I grew up in I had been taught that women were equal to men, just separate in role. We were told that we could not teach or preach or lead because women were easily deceived. We were taught that our primary place was in the home, caring for children, and serving and being “sexually available” to our husbands.

And for most of my adolescent and adult life, I tried to adhere to all the principles above, even when they felt grossly unfair and a violation of my dignity. But something changed in me during this man’s tirade against women. Perhaps it was his blatant misogyny. Or perhaps it was for the first time in my life I looked around the room, and saw women mirroring the grief and rage that I felt inside.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Meghan Tschanz