I read an interesting article that research was done on the Bible by Rev. Lindsay Hardin Freeman, an Episcopal priest. She concluded that women only spoke about 1.1% of the all the words in the Bible. It was written by men for men.
She also concludes,
“Many of the female characters in the Bible go through what Freeman called ‘tremendous trauma,’ and have largely been silenced over the centuries.”
It’s no wonder, really, that women today find it difficult to have their voices heard, especially in the church. It’s the precedent. Even then, I claim, if they are given a voice, it is robbed of any power.
Voice and power.