Conservative Christians need to stamp out clergy wife abuse - starting with ending endemic sexism

Conservative Christians need to stamp out clergy wife abuse - starting with ending endemic sexism

On Wednesday night, viewers around the nation were likely shocked by the story of clergy wives’ abuse on the ABC’s 7.30. Survivors bravely spoke out about the rape and abuse they’ve suffered at the hands of their husbands who are priests. In some cases, these men have been aided by church hierarchy, who have hidden or overlooked their controlling and abusive behaviour.

It is time for fundamentalist Christians to examine their own theology and face up to how it has contributed to the abuse of women, intentionally or otherwise.

Weinstein, Wilkinson and Whitton: Addressing the Injustices Women Face in the Academy

Weinstein, Wilkinson and Whitton: Addressing the Injustices Women Face in the Academy

In the wake of recent revelations about Weinstein and Wilkinson and, in the theological world, the renewed revelations about Barth, Tillich and Yoder, we’ve reached a watershed moment for women’s equality. Women are speaking up and speaking out about sexism, harassment, abuse, assault and misconduct, and we’re demanding equal pay while we’re at it. But is there a connection between sexual harassment and women not receiving the wages they’re due?