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The Privilege of Being a Woman Paperback – August 15, 2005
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She gives a critical view of past feminist thiking - everything from women hating their bodies, to the sexism within nature (pregnancy is harder on the women than it is on men).
However, in the Bible, unlike some fundamentalists point out, she argues that women are always seen as the stronger sex - Mary Magdalene being the only follower who stayed and saw the first ressurection. Even the Church - at least in the eyes of Catholic teaching - is a woman in the apocalypic sense. She gives great examples of saints, and ends with meditations on meditations over Mary, the Christian form of femininity.
In her eyes, she asks, "Who is doing morre good today, Mother Teresa or the U.S. Conference of Bishops?"
A good read for anyone wanting to give a positive view of women in the Christian light.
I do not read anything without having a yellow (yellow ONLY!) highlighter nearby. I highlight favorite sentences and passages in EVERYTHING I read, that includes fiction and even magazines.Read more ›
In the beginning all the negative quotes about women were overwhelming, but by the end I felt very encouraged. I've been getting my mom and friends to read it, as well. Every Christian woman should!
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Great wisdom for a people that need clarity and guidance in discovering and ultimately, living, the beauty and complementarily of feminism and masculinity.Published 6 months ago by Colton Martin
This is a Very Roman Catholic book. That would not be so bad if the author did not misuse Scripture (ex. Esther 5, p. 48) and rely so heavily upon Roman Catholic error. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Michael
Great book for all women on the inherent dignity God has designed for us, and why He created Woman. Beautiful contribution by author
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A fantastically simple book engaging femininity in a way that is easy to read and appeals to the feminine experience and nature.Published 14 months ago by gabe
Every woman should read it; easily understood, inspiring and truly awesome. I am grateful to have learned about this book and it deserves to be publicized broadly.Published 17 months ago by Jean B Healey