Male strangers have shared that they’ve “liked my legs.” (Help me Jesus.) I have felt quite palpable queasiness upon finding myself alone in an elevator with someone who felt a little creepy.
So here’s my thought: I agree with President Carter who says that the subjugation of women is source of much of what is wrong with the world. Just to be clear, I have also been on elevators with completely lovely human beings.
My point is that most of us do not recognize that Every Day In This Country women are abused by men who are 1) idiots, 2) unaware that women – like men – were created in the image of God.
Church is where we women (and men) should be learning that God has endowed us with the extraordinary responsibility to make this world “on earth as it is in heaven.” May it be so.