This week on our recap of religious hot topics on the internet, Elizabeth and I are talking about the role of women (again!), and the controversial “open letter to feminists”by Emily Wierenga at Prodigal Magazine. Entitled “The lost art of servanthood (a letter to my feminist sisters)”, the letter suggested feminist women have become “too angry to serve or to be opened up to a larger purpose.” The post also detailed several anecdotal stories touting the benefits of submission, including one about a woman who was beaten by her husband but stayed until he eventually became a Christian..
This post got quite a bit of pushback from readers. Elizabeth and I discuss the debate, and our own reactions to the post:
Did you read the post? What did you think of the content? What are your thoughts about the ensuing debate? Was the pushback warranted? Was it appropriate?