Guest post on Dianna E. Anderson: Failing to learn from history
Two guest posts today! This one is on Faith and Feminism, an excellent blog run by my friend Dianna Anderson. It's called Failing to learn from history, and it's about some stuff that happened at my former church. Enjoy!
When I saw that Dianna was asking for guest posts about women and theology, I almost didn’t respond. Not because I didn’t want to write about the subject, but because I didn’t think I had much to say.
I don’t have any interest in examining the Bible’s view on women (and even if I did, bloggers like Dianna and Rachel Held Evans have done a much better job of that). I’m not a woman, so I can’t write about personal experiences of discrimination. For crying out loud, I’m a straight, white, married, middle class, cis gendered male. I can even pass as Christian if need be. I’m about as privileged as you can get. I’ve never been discriminated against, and probably never will.
However, when I mentioned this to my wife, she thought I should definitely write a post. She told me that people like me who are in positions of privilege need to speak out for those who are not .