Does the Bible hold women back?

If Adam and Eve is a true story, women are in big trouble.  Here is another quote I am putting in my book: Strong Girls. “The Bible is so stranger to patriarchy.

It was written mostly if not entirely by men. It describes a succession of societies over a period of roughly 1200 years whose public life was dominated by men…It talks almost only about men….  As a prescriptive text, moreover, the Bible has been interpreted as justifying the subordination of women to men….  As a text it has been presumed by hundreds of millions of people to speak with authority, moreover the Bible has helped to enforce what it prescribes.” (Sue Monk Kidd, Dance of the Dissident Daughter, p 70 from an Atlantic Monthy article).

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