23 Jul '15, 3am

@JeneSloan Then this:

Since a lot of you have asked, (and in the spirit of Banned Books Week ,) I thought I’d let you know that I recently received word that Lifeway has decided not to carry A Year of Biblical Womanhood in stores, presumably in the wake of the “vagina” controversy over the summer. In case you’re not up to speed on the backstory, here’s what happened: In March, I mentioned in a blog post that my editor had suggested I remove the word “vagina” from my manuscript in deference to the standards of Christian bookstores. While I was prepared to make the edit, you guys encouraged me to keep “vagina” in. You started an Amazon petition. You contacted my publisher. You made t-shirts. You coined the term “vaginagate.” And I ended up engaged in some of the strangest conversations of my writing career. Bolstered by your response, I decided to put the word “vagina” back in the manuscript , th...

Full article: http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/lifeway-year-of-biblical-...

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