It is possible to be a Christian feminist

Feminism is defined as the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes. Christian feminism is an aspect of feminist theology, which seeks to advance and understand the equality of men and women morally, socially, spiritually and in leadership from a Christian perspective.

Feminism has a negative connotation in Christian society. Advocacy for women’s rights does not have to include hating men and believing women should be worshiped as the greatest creation to ever
be made.

Feminists don’t have to be angry women who openly express their hatred for the society  in which we live.

Christian feminism is valuing the idea of equality and implementing it in our daily lives and communities. Fighting for equal pay and equal opportunities for both men and women does not have to involve abandoning
Christian  views.

Advocating for gender equality does not mean advocating for controversial issues like abortion. It means fighting the scrutiny against female politicians and fighting against domestic violence.

Gender equality encompasses the idea that men and women are capable of the same intellect; they are both capable of going out and preaching the gospel to the ends of the Earth. The Bible does not say that only men can go out and make disciples. The Bible does not devalue women in that way. Men ought to be feminists too.

God uses both genders equally because we are all his disciples. Women are just as crucial when it comes to advancing the gospel, and reflecting respect for that reflects Christ in our lives; it reflects his love.

As sinful human beings, we have degraded the female gender throughout history and have pushed our own opinions into what God has to say about the value of women. We are more than just mothers and wives. We have a voice.

It’s OK to fight for our rights. Jesus called us to be strong in him, love our neighor and be just.

As Christian women, we can speak up and empower one another and realize discrimination is real even in the Christian community. Protesting can be done without pushing others down and instead with love and grace, which is the same love and grace Christ showed us at
the cross.

About Giovanna Berrocal

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