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God Speaks to Us, TooSouthern Baptist Women on Church, Home, and Society$
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Susan M. Shaw

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124766

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124766.001.0001

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I Am Woman

I Am Woman

Southern Baptist Women and Feminism

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(p.223) 7 I Am Woman
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God Speaks to Us, Too
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Susan M. Shaw

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124766.003.0008

This chapter discusses feminism and Southern Baptist women. It is shown that these women feel conflicted about the issue of feminism: some are proudly feminist, while others are adamant that they are not feminist. Most of the Southern Baptist women who contributed to this study, however, see feminists as extremists and distance themselves from the label. When the author defined feminism as a belief in and willingness to work for equality between women and men, almost all of the women who were previously interviewed admitted that they might well be feminist based on the given definition. The discussion also looks at some feminist myths.

Keywords:   Southern Baptist women, feminism, feminist, extremists, equality, feminist myths

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