Bristol University Christian Union bans women from teaching w/o husband.

(12 Posts)
auntierozzi Fri 07-Dec-12 10:23:57

Could they take somebody else's husband? grin

slug Fri 07-Dec-12 10:08:22
LRDtheFeministDude Fri 07-Dec-12 09:45:17

I like the way you put that. grin

Yep, I can see Paul getting all tut-tut about women chattering in church. Not sure what the NT Greek for 'FFS' is though.

Anniegetyourgun Fri 07-Dec-12 09:40:35

Sorry, ignore my above post (to be deleted); this point has already been discussed on the other thread more thoroughly, by much more informed people.

Anniegetyourgun Fri 07-Dec-12 09:34:18

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LRDtheFeministDude Wed 05-Dec-12 12:21:55

Not at all interesting in playing thread police, so please ignore this unless you fancy clicking the link, but someone else has already started a thread on this in this section and for easily-confused folks like me, I thought I'd mention it!

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/womens_rights/1629139-Bristol-Universitys-Christian-Union-Bans-Women-From-Teaching-At-Meetings

As you were.

I thought it was rubbish and a pretty lousy interpretation of the Bible. Paul says a lot of things, but someone on the other thread pointed out he says women should cover their heads when speaking in church, which kind of contradicts his other passage (and he's not writing to the same sets of people IIRC) about not speaking in church.

I am shocked it's Bristol and wonder (cynically) how much this has to do with students. Apparently this is 'progress' since until seven years ago they didn't let women teach at all. Now, seven years is usually like two and a half generations in student-time, and I'm surprised if the same people would still even be around, unless perhaps they're not actual undergrads but people loosely connected to the university who run it and hope to rope in students?

Pootles2010 Wed 05-Dec-12 11:52:56

Honestly? I'm not overly suprised - the bible does say women shouldn't teach, so Christianity is inherently bigotted isn't it? I think most Churches/groups just skim over this bit and pretend it doesn't exist.

I also liked this part;

'"We respect those of our members who hold strong Biblical convictions in this area and seek to find the most practical way of expressing this inclusivity."

Seems very inclusive to me, kowtowing to bigots.

HeathRobinson Wed 05-Dec-12 11:39:09

Checks calendar. Yep, 2012.

GooseyLoosey Wed 05-Dec-12 11:39:00

The University should prevent them from using its name - that was my initial thought on hearing this. Guess it's not a million miles away from the church's own stance on women though so shouldn't be a surprise.

doyouwantfrieswiththat Wed 05-Dec-12 11:37:19

It is 2012 where they are isn't it?

I always thought Bristol was one of the better universities too.

Story is here

Quote from article;

'It appears that the Christian Union was considering letting women teach at all meetings but after one of its senior members resigned in protest decided that they should only be allowed to do so in certain settings and so put out the controversial memo laying out the position.'

Thoughts? angry

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