Helen Bond on Sexism in NT Studies

Helen Bond on Sexism in NT Studies December 12, 2014

Over at The Jesus Blog, Helen Bond has a great and somewhat confronting piece about sexism in NT studies.

The line that struck me was:

Over the years, I’ve sometimes found unexpected allies. Older male colleagues with adult daughters develop great insights into what it’s like for women in the profession. Blindly oblivious in the past to the needs of their wives (who mostly gave up their own career aspirations to look after the home) their daughters often have first class degrees and PhDs, and are at the stage of trying to juggle their first steps in an academic career with family responsibilities. Suddenly these male colleagues observe things through their daughters’ eyes, and are shocked by what they see.

Yep, I have to profess that having two bright and gifted daughters has certainly forced me to re-think about how I treat and relate to female colleagues.

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