women who deserve to be abused

"Women Who Deserve to be Abused" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

“Women Who Deserve to be Abused” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

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Ya this one was tough to draw. Not.

The thing is, this doesn’t just apply to women, but people.

Yes, women are people too!

Many men who abuse women don’t realize they’re doing it or feel justified in doing it.

We see it everywhere: the church often becomes a system theologically motivated to subjugate women.

Which is why I love listening to women’s stories of self-liberation and independence.

SHOP

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6 Responses

  1. Caryn LeMur says:

    David: you wrote, “…We see it everywhere: the church often becomes a system theologically motivated to subjugate women.”

    Exactly.

    That is where considerable damage is done.

    The meta-message that damages is this: that a female has a God-given role that is lesser than the male. It does not matter if it is called ‘god appointed’, ‘biblical gender role’, and/or ‘complementary role’.

    The meta-message is that ‘you (woman) are lesser’… and God concurs.

    It is the meta-message that is absorbed by the attendees, until the ‘system’ (pastor, elders, board, teachers, and male/female attendees) becomes the universe of reason.

    And thus, we cripple the generation of women not just within the church, but within the general culture as well…. because… if a person holds to two (2) universes of reason, the incongruity is too great for too many.

    And the woman, and the man, then create a family within that single universe of reason, and create job environments (without knowing it) within that single universe of reason.

    The churches that hold to this ‘lesser’ view of women are dying among the next generations.

    Because, the men and women in the next generations are rejecting this particular meta-message.

  2. terri jo says:

    I was abused. And I abused. This is what I learned. It was survival, and often, a “dog eat dog” mentality. This is what was modeled. The cycle of abuse in my nuclear family was passed on for generations, along with a propensity to workaholism, perfectionism and alcoholism. The chains were broken when I found sobriety/”cleantime” and principles in 12 step programs. Honesty, openmindedness, willingness to change, patience (it takes YEARS for change) perseverance, trust in others when asking for help support and guidance. Humility to even admit I dont have the answers, and I am powerless over my past abusers and other relationships. There are members in my circle who will NEVER admit to their abuses, and still point the finger at me, “She’s crazy”. Many many many more principles to practice with repetition and faith. AND I STAND FIRM, and see wonderful progress in my life and the life of others around me.

  3. maura says:

    best. one. yet

  4. Maura: Do you appreciate my artistic skill? 😉

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