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The Progressive Bonnet Look

sunia here. i'm a big fan of this lady:

and not just because of her progressive bonnet look.

when she was fighting for women's rights back in the late 1800's, she added this resolution to the historic seneca falls declaration of sentiments:

Resolved, That woman has too long rested satisfied in the circumscribed limits which corrupt customs and a perverted application of the Scriptures have marked out for her, and that it is time she should move in the enlarged sphere which her great Creator has assigned her.

she believed this because of biblical texts like this: There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. - Galatians 3:28

but what do we do about scriptures like this:

I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. - 1 Timothy 2:12

if the bible says we're equal, why do some scriptures say i should be silent in church? what does the creation story teach us about gender equality? why does this matter?

sunday. 10:30am. university place hotel@psu.