Listen to the comments at a boda boda stage, as a young woman walks past, and you will tell – superiority is the air some males in our society often exhale.
Alternatively, scroll through your Twitter timeline and see the opposite, young educated, articulate, often zealous women bent on overturning what they deem as widespread male domination in our society, in 140 characters or less.
But who of these turns out happier? Don’t wait for the answer – none.
Likewise, Christian Women also understand, and even empathize, with the plight of a poor, abused woman somewhere in Eastern Uganda, without necessarily endorsing a scorched earth policy against all males in society. After all, real men treat their women as fellow heirs of grace.
Both Christian women and men then deeply appreciate God’s beautiful design that we are all equal in worth, value, everything– yet our roles in God’s design remain distinct. What then are we left with?
The liberating freedom of knowing Christ frees us from the tyranny of both feminism and patriarchy.
We acknowledge that, no matter our Gender, all have sinned and fallen short of his glory, and until the gospel rescues our worldview on Gender, nobody will turn out happier, whether they live like a militant feminist or an Arrogant Patriarch.