I’m a curious feminist. I dare to speak out. This is my defiant voice.
Why does Dr Lindsay Morton find it difficult identifying as a feminist? The answer, and it’s “uncomfortable”: “because I haven’t had to. This is a painful realisation. With it comes a call to exercise the influence I have on behalf of those who have less.”
It is a photograph with historic implications. What you see are 40 women—one is present but not pictured—employed in Australian-based ministry roles by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 2018.
Quick! Name three women leaders of the early Christian church. Any come to mind? Our inability to do even this undermines our ability to normalise the full participation of men and women in building the kingdom of God, writes Dr Lisa Clark Diller in this critique of the church’s reluctance to embrace again the radical role Jesus modelled for women.
International Women’s Day (March 8) commemorates the movement for women’s rights and celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. So, the Avondale news blog this week and the next two is featuring the expertise, creativity and opinions of some of the women of Avondale College of Higher Education. Inspired by the theme #pressforprogress, women are taking over the press and making progress. In this post: lecturer Lynnette Lounsbury on the need for men and women to claim the title “feminist”.