It’s a Wimmin Thing

I read this a while ago. It’s a great read, well researched and full of enlightenment. I liked it because I related to a lot of it and, as you know by now if you have been reading this blog for a decent amount of time, it is usually all about me. Bessey is a Canadian writer and speaker and a wife and mother. She writes well. Some of it is quite emotional sometimes but not cloying or annoying like some Christian women’s blogs. Sorry, I should rephrase that. I find some Christian women’s blogs a bit cloying and the fault may well lie with me. I could possibly warm up a bit, I know that but I struggle a bit with those blogs that are a bit…

” I am washing the clothes by hand, in the kitchen and I am grateful, my heart is full of gratitude, gratitude for the pleurisy, for the rickets – the gratitude of a Mama”

I know, I know – it’s my fault. I’m cold and heartless. Bessey isn’t like that though, she is warm and encourages grace in what is sometimes a difficult subject. Some of what she says about Christian women and their place in the church may well be challenging to some people but I think it probably needs to be said. She is an encouraging, positive writer who builds confidence in her readers and I like that.
Bessey has recently stirred a bit of interest on Twitter by starting the hashtag #thingsonlychristianwomenhear

Among the comments that women reported hearing were 

Dress modestly because men are too weak. Also men are in charge of you because they are spiritually superior 

“You’re a Christian feminist? Good luck finding a husband!

“If you preach, I will get up and walk out.” 

I make no comment about these but it is quite interesting to hear that things I heard when I was young – many, many aeons ago – are still being heard. My impression is that young women are less inclined to take this kind of thing lying down these days. I personally find that very cheering and may power be placed heavily upon their elbows.



  1. April 27, 2017 / 8:10 am

    'Still being heard', even by a Judge who says that women who go out wearing skimpy clothing are 'asking for it'. Hmm.
    I still have sales people who say 'Do you need to speak to your husband about that?'
    Deeeep sigh.

  2. April 27, 2017 / 9:17 am

    Nooo! I had a friend – only a little bit older than me who bought her first house with her husband. Although she worked in the bank and earned slightly more than him, she wasn't allowed to put her name on the deeds. Not that long ago really and I know we have come a long way but sometimes when you hear stuff like that.

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