The bible to justify women's subordination

Mba Madapeu
Posted September 4, 2017 from Cameroon

I believe in God...but what pissed me off...is the interpretation of the bible.. when the society refers to it every time.. ...when they want to define a woman's position...wife submit to your husband, wife ur husband is the head of the house..wife ur husband owns ur body...women are reminded everyday of what the Bible say about them...come to think of it ....is it not that same bible which says Man... a woman is ur companion , husband love ur wife as u love urself...a woman is made from ur ribs...she is ur equal...But men pretend not to read those verses of the bible...we all hear quotations when it comes to women...PATRIARCHS STOP USING THE BIBLE TO JUSTIFY UR SUBORDINATION TOWARDS WOMEN.....THE BIBLE HAS OBLIGATIONS FOR EVERYBODY NOT ONLY FOR WOMEN...

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Jill Langhus
Sep 04, 2017
Sep 04, 2017

Hi Mba. I applaud your courage for writing this story and I completely agree with you. While I remain agnostic about God, in general, because I do believe there is a greater force, I do believe the passages about women, in general, in the Bible don't help women out, especially in the New Testament. I took a class in my undergraduate studies about Women in Religion and it was definitely eye opening. I would even go so far as to say I'm concerned about women and girls that religiously follow (no pun intended) the Bible and it's messages because I'm wondering what kind of a negative impact it could have on them. It's not empowering to eradicate women from history, for a start, as they did in the New Testament.

Nakinti
Sep 05, 2017
Sep 05, 2017

Hello Mba,

You have said it like it is. Men interpret the bible to suit their selfish desires. This goes a long way to tell us that patriarchy is real. But it is time we stand up and change the things we feel we can change. You are doing just that.

Thank you for sounding this whistle.

Regards

Nakinti

Mba Madapeu
Sep 05, 2017
Sep 05, 2017

Thank  very much .....that is why feminist  came out with  the women,s bible  to deconstruct  every thing.. well  not loose our passion 

Veronica Ngum Ndi
Sep 05, 2017
Sep 05, 2017

Hi Mba, I totally agree with you.God is wonderful and created a woman to be more resistant than a man.The bible is our life told from our creation to our death and we must stay firm to it and hold on to the word.Men will always be who they are, that's why when Eve brought the fruit Adam ate it  without reminding her that it was going to put them into trouble.But when God came Adam pushed the blame onto Eve and to God by saying "The woman You gave me caused me to eat of the fruit".

Veronica  Ngum Ndi

Founder at Community Association for Vulverlble Persons-Cameroon

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Mba Madapeu
Sep 05, 2017
Sep 05, 2017

Thank you  Veronica , I get pissed  off  when  the  bible  is use to justify  women's  subordination  and oppression 

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