It must be vexing for certain personalities that the author of ‘The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth,’ has been empowered to have a voice. Lacking the control to silence her and put her in her place at her preacher’s side must generate a sense of powerlessness. It doesn’t feel so good, does it? Get comfortable with uncomfortable because this is the new normal.

More women are making the choices that align with their values and personal code of ethics to rise to the occasion of conquering the sense of powerlessness. People that identify as females are gaining strength in their identities to move towards the kind of world they believe it was meant to be.

Monetizing emotional dysregulation to control, coerce, manipulate, and disenfranchise has been a part of the root cause that got us to where we are at. Before calling others out as being selfish, what is the need for power and control? What is the drive for domination? I would argue that this is a form of selfishness as well as draconian and authoritarian driven.

“Leaders who do not act dialogically, but insist on imposing their decisions, do not organize the people–they manipulate them. They do not liberate, nor are they liberated: they oppress.” – Paulo Freire, ‘Pedagogy Of The Oppressed

Although I may be christened Catholic, I also recognize that the Catholic church denies Protestants as valid forms of faith. There are more of us that embrace a mentality of diversity that accepts all forms of faith because it’s arrogant to believe only we have all the answers and only we are the ones that are right.
For myself, I have chosen no side because nobody chose my side in faith when I was being horrifically abused. Furthermore, the generational toxic cycle of abuse to put me in my place and silence me is no longer accepted.

I denounce and divorced myself from controlling and coercive personalities when I walked away from my family that believes so passionately in popular ancient text interpretations that encourage social divisions in narrow-minded toxicity over global unity in humanity.