abuse, discrimination, Eve, Mary Magdalene, misogyny, patriarchy, Prayer, prayers for women, rape, rape culture, shame, Tamar, Vashti, women
God, you’ve seen the way the Bible has twisted the lives of Eve and Vashti and Tamar and Mary Magdalene…
And you see how the stories and images of women are twisted today.
We are tired, Mother God.
We are tired of the b-word and the frequent use of the words “whore” and “slut.” We are tired when people in power obviously work to intimidate us more than the men in our lives. We are tired when we are spoken over or told how we should feel. We are tired when we speak out and not believed. We are tired when our sheroes are attacked with greater fervor than the men who hold power. We are tired wheb being refused jobs because of gender (because, let’s face it, our reproductive organs have nothing to do with our qualifications). We are tired of the shame that comes with being born a daughter of Eve.
We are tired that Mother is not a good enough title for you, God.
We are tired of the little comments made to us or about us that make us feel less than human. We are tired of the larger ways our bodies and our accomplishments are tossed aside or belittled. Our energy is spent in ensuring that humanity sees us with the same dignity as cisgender men. Our sisters of color and our transgender siblings must spend even more of their spirits than we who are white women trying to achieve this dignity.
We are exhausted to hear how we should be grateful for the crumbs that have been scattered for us.
Crumbs are no longer enough. We are more than b*tches and whores and ditzes and witches. We will speak out when our voices are ignored, and we will no longer keep our stories silent.
We are worth every single piece of energy you used to mold us in your image. We are your children and deserve the inheritance of your kin-dom on earth as much as our male siblings.
You stand on the side of justice, and one day we will be equal in the eyes of our neighbors just like we are equal in your eyes.
I know you prayers are not “blogs” or some kind of Facebook post but this one should out there. I am a cisgender male and this speaks to me in so many ways. I would like to repost it. Can I do that?
Yes! Whenever it’s here on this blog, it is public. You are welcome to post the link from this article! Thank you!