"I’m not a masochist, though I once tried to be because I believed God and men required it of me."
This quote comes from a woman (Heart) who used to be a part of a popular right-wing patriarchal movement. It could have come from any woman, though, who has ever felt put down by her family, the man in her life, her father, brother or her church. Any woman who feels put down, or the need to put themselves down because they feel lesser than another person makes me cringe. Bolstering each other up in love, now that's the ticket.
So, why did I write this? Well, today I read that Jimmy Carter left the Southern Baptist Church (SBC) because of their treatment of women. Good for him. Really. Good for him.
It was a big reason why I left the SBC a long, long time ago...