A few weeks ago I wrote an article for Bedlam Magazine detailing my experience as a woman in an extremely patriarchal church here in France. It was something I hadn’t come up against before in such a glaringly obvious way so the experience left quite an impact.
If you’re interested in giving it a read then you can head over here: A Wake-Up Call to Gender Inequalities in the Church
I’d be interested in hearing other stories from people who have shared similar experiences. Whether it be an othering by the church, or simply snide comments by fellow Christians. The more people add their voices and experiences in challenging these complementarian ideologies, the closer we’ll get to opening minds and creating a space where men and women can work side-by-side. You know, like we were supposed to.