12 Apr '16, 4am

Guys and Dolls: Exhibit B for the absurd legalism of gender roles

A couple of weeks ago we discussed the absurd legalism of gender roles , as exemplified by John Piper’s illustration that a woman with a black belt should not intervene if she and a male friend are attacked, for according to Piper, it is the man’s divinely ordained role to protect her. Piper is one of the founders of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood —a flagship organization for the complementarian movement in America—which is now led by Owen Strachan. (Strachan made headlines not too long ago when he referred to stay-at-home-dads as “man fails.”) This week Strachan provided yet another illustration of legalistic gender roles by critiquing an episode of Sesame Street in which the character “Baby Bear” is told he should not be embarrassed for playing with a baby doll. Strachan pointed to this scene as an example of how “the basic foundations of the Protestant wo...

Full article: http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/guys-dolls-legalism-own-s...

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