Tuesday, March 22, 2016

We remain in National Women's History Month. So, I therefore, am duty-bound to continue that discussion. First, I would repeat that Women's History is much more than accomplishments. I must further repeat that whatever we believe, practice and model to others, was first assigned to us, by another person/people. For the purpose of this conversation, the assignment is the Holy Writ of those who call themselves Christian. 

While you consider that, please ask yourself this question: 

Who can find a virtuous woman? 
Do you remember the first time or even the last time that you heard this? Do you remember how it made you feel to hear it? Do you know why this scripture is so popular? Have you ever thought of what your church or what any church would be like if there were no women there? Have you ever thought of what your church or any church would be like if only virtuous women were there?

Do you think this is fair? Do you believe it is difficult to find a virtuous woman? Why? Wel, obviously, because it’s written in the Bible!
Proverbs 30:10-20

10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

Does that mean that if her husband was to sell her, he would get a great price?

Do you know who wrote that scripture, and why? Do you understand what happens every time you hear this scripture? If you do agree with it, would you please tell me why?
People who believe this are telling you that it is that you can find one, but they are so rare. I am speaking to you as The Health Reverend, right here in rural Northeast Georgia, there is something badly wrong with that scripture.
What is that this wrong with that scripture?

First, it was written by a male. Remember, a male decides when a woman is virtuous. A male decides when a woman is ‘acceptable’. In case you don't know: it was a man who originally decided that a woman could even be a b****. It was a male who decided that when a woman starts talking back; acting out of her role, or acting in what is considered a ‘male’ row. Anytime a woman gets out of line with a man or makes him in any way uncomfortable, then she turns into a four-legged female dog.
This labeling is a never-ending practice of Sexist Oppression. It has has been practiced for so long that we women have internalized. So it comes as no surprise that we, Women, truly believe that none of us is virtuous. Yes, indeed, there is something vitally wrong with that scripture.
More to Come...

SandraTeresa Davenport | The Health Reverend


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