Hello, Christian patriarchy:
For a couple of years now, the Center For Inquiry has been putting together a conference to discuss issues of importance to non-religious women. It’s the only secular conference you’ll find where all of the speakers are women — and they have some incredible ones this time around, too, including Katha Pollitt, Barbara Ehrenreich, Rebecca Goldstein, and Susan Jacoby.
Pastor Paul Washer of HeartCry Missionary Society is determined to not let Muslim clerics have all the woman-oppressing fun. Claiming his own piece of that action, he’s letting everyone know in a YouTube video that Christian women whose clothes reveal the outline of their body are “sensual” and “wrong,” and that such interpretations of God’s will are “just logic.”
So, ladies — think baggy.
“God is not against beauty. He is against sensuality,” we hear Washer intone. “Your clothing is a frame for your face from which the Glory of God is to shine.”