Comments: Opinion - 3 March 2018

The CT article on the next steps for women's ministry seems a little over-enthusiastic when it says that women priest are now perfectly normal and that the challenges focus around childcare etc.

The "Eve's Call" Project from Ripon College shows the everyday comments female ordinands are still confronted with today.

I shared this to my FB page and was horrified by how many of my women priest friends, some ordained only very recently, told me that the same things had been said to them.

We have a long way to go yet.

Posted by Erika Baker at Sunday, 4 March 2018 at 1:41pm GMT

Erika, that CT article did not help much either. It definitely stereotypes women as being mothers and responsibile for childcare. In reality some women - and I seem to know several personally - don't want children. I know others who are the main breadwinner.

That CT article was horribly old-fashioned. I don't think it is right to blame men exclusively for how women are treated - I think a significant number of women feed and share the prejudices and stereotypes.

Posted by Kate at Monday, 5 March 2018 at 9:05am GMT
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