Posts Tagged ‘gender roles’

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By Melanie Mar Chow

Growing up, if you asked me to identify women role models, I wouldn’t be able to name any except for Helen Keller or Anne Sullivan, two women that my neighbors who were sisters would fight to role-play. (more…)

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By Ajung Sojwal

As I write this, I wrestle with the long-held notion of gender binary that is now being challenged by society. In a world where the struggle to conform or break out of long-expected female and male roles is an issue, I find asking myself, What does it really mean to see myself as a female created in the image of God?

Genesis 1:27 says God created humankind in his image; unequivocally, it says, that in the image of God he created them male and female. The chapter ends with God giving both the male and female the same authority over all his creation and we are told he is very pleased with it all. (more…)

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By Diana Gee

There’s a passage in the gospel of John that has often been used to exemplify the compassion and righteousness of Christ towards his sinful followers. In John 7:53-8:11, we read the story of a woman caught in adultery. The religious authorities (a group of men) brought her to the temple courts where Jesus was teaching. (more…)

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by Debbie Gin

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Have you ever wondered why a lot of the work done by women doesn’t get much credit? (That is, unless it’s women doing “men’s” work.)

I grew up in a Korean American household, where my mom did almost everything at home – cooking, cleaning, laundry, vacuuming, trash, yard work, paying the bills, dishwashing, attending to kids’ needs, sewing kids’ clothes – and worked (more…)

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