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Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by WotzupNG: 2:30pm On Sep 25, 2018
During a press conference yesterday, award winning author Chimamanda Adichie spoke on religion and how it relates to feminism.

She spoke on how people often use the Bible wrongly to justify their stance against feminism. According to her, Jesus Christ treated women like his equals and were the once that first saw him when he resurrected.

''When you use the bible to justify what in my opinion is injustice, the problem with this is that, I want to then ask you, let's talk about the new testament, let's talk about Jesus Christ, because, in general, Christianity really is about the coming of Christ.

Now, let's, actually look at the bible. And it's important also when you, you know, you selectively pick things from the old testament.

If you actually go and read about the history of the bible, you'll start to understand that the stories are rooted in particular cultures. 

Now, look at Jesus and look at... let's look at how Jesus treated women.

Jesus came from a society that was very patriarchal. The Jewish people at that time did not give any regard to women, like many cultures all over the world. 

Jesus came, and suddenly Jesus is treating women as though they're his equals. Jesus is talking to women. And the old-fashioned Jewish people were scandalized. Because they were like, how can you be giving women this kind of honor. But Jesus is making a point there.

When Jesus rises from the dead, the central message of Christianity is that Christ has risen. That's the central message. That's why Easter is really the most important part of Christianity.

When Christ first rises, who gets the message that he has risen?''

The audience responds:

''Women.''

Chimamanda continues:

''That's a very very important symbol, which people like to overlook because it's important for us to selectively pick the parts of the bible that justify our own prejudices. And if you really want to talk about the old testament, then I have many things that I want to point out to you that you're not doing that the old testament says that you should do.''



https://www.wotzup.ng/2018/09/chimamanda-jesus-symbol-gender-equality/

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by WotzupNG: 2:31pm On Sep 25, 2018
A member of the audience pointed out that men and women were created differently, therefore it is flawed to say they are equal.

He said:

''If God created a man with 9 ribs and a penis and then he created a woman with 7 ribs and a vagina, it's not balanced from the beginning. So the argument that a man and a woman  should be equal is never going to be balanced. 

If God wanted us to all be equal, he would have created us as hermaphrodites.''

In reply, Chimamanda explained that men and women are indeed different, but equal.

She said:

''When you say equal, I think it's important for you to understand that when people say men and women are equal, people are not saying men and women are the same, because, obviously, we are not.

If we were the same, then we wouldn't even have the problem we have. Because the reason that women have been opressed and suppressed and subjugated is because they're different from men. And when I say 'different', I mean biologically different. Obviously, you talked about vaginas and joysticks.

When we say men and women are equal, we say that men and women, have...  should have - because they still don't - equal opportunities in all spheres of life. That you should not, because somebody is a woman, say that she cannot do something, or that she cannot be something. That's what we mean by equality.

Now, we're talking about equality of the sexes.

There have been movements for other kinds of equality. So, in parts of the West, there's a movement for racial equality.

Nobody tells black people, nobody says to them, 'Does this mean you want to be white?' or 'Do you think you're the same as white people?'

You're Black and you're White but the point is that you have equal access. That's what this conversation is about.''


https://www.wotzup.ng/2018/09/chimamanda-jesus-symbol-gender-equality/

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by booblacain(m): 2:33pm On Sep 25, 2018
most Christians are not even following Christ, they are still stuck in the Old Testament.

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by alBHAGDADI: 2:41pm On Sep 25, 2018
booblacain:
most Christians are not even following Christ, they are still stuck in the Old Testament.

You and Chimamanda should keep shut.

Jesus Christ said wives should be submissive to their husband because he is the head of the wife. Feminism kicks against that.

Ephesians 5:22-33 (KJV)

22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;


Wives are to submit and Husbands are to love. That is what Jesus passed on to his disciples which Satan is trying to change today.

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by donstan18: 2:50pm On Sep 25, 2018
WotzupNG:
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That you should not, because somebody is a woman, say that she cannot do something, or that she cannot be something. That's what we mean by equality.

A feminist that want to measure and do what men are doing, but won't go to building sites to do masonry, carpentry, labour and iron bending work, is that one a feminist?

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by itspzpics(m): 2:52pm On Sep 25, 2018
Feminist
Re: Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by Itchingpreeq: 3:00pm On Sep 25, 2018
Women women women.

I hope to someday have chimamda's audience. Then I'll ask her if Mary should be equalled to Christ or God to any kind.

Either you like it or not, men are superior.....ask yourself, it is said that women are much more than men. Then we have elections... Why wouldn't the women vote for their kind?

In all spheres of life, except in child delivery, men dominates given equal opportunity with women

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by CAPSLOCKED: 3:03pm On Sep 25, 2018
THE BIBLE SHOULD BE BEYOND THE LAST THING TO MAKE REFERENCE TO WHEN TALKING ABOUT GENDER EQUALITY.
ALL THAT NON-VIRGIN BRIDE KILLINGS AND YOUNG WOMEN TRADING LIKE GOODS IS NOT OUT OF CONTEXT.

OH, JESUS CARED SO MUCH ABOUT WOMEN THAT HE MADE HIS DISCIPLES 12 MEN?
GOT TO BE KIDDING ME. .

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by Nobody: 3:05pm On Sep 25, 2018
alBHAGDADI:


You and Chimamanda should keep shut.

Jesus Christ said wives should be submissive to their husband because he is the head of the wife. Feminism kicks against that.

Ephesians 5:22-33 (KJV)

22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;


Wives are to submit and Husbands are to love. That is what Jesus passed on to his disciples which Satan is trying to change today.

read it again...it was Paul

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by alBHAGDADI: 3:10pm On Sep 25, 2018
mikezuruki:


read it again...it was Paul

And who was Paul?

Was he not an Apostle of Jesus?

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by ikbnice(m): 3:16pm On Sep 25, 2018
This woman sef no no Bible..

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by Tamarapetty(f): 3:19pm On Sep 25, 2018
What's diswan saying??

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by gaby(m): 3:26pm On Sep 25, 2018
Is it the latest for this aunty to keep shooting herself in the foot and digging a hole for herself, all in the name to prove a point or just a belief?

This is beginning to sound more like a broken record already and her utterances are coming off more like an invitation to ridicule and an attempt at bringing her own name to disrepute.

Anyone who had read the Bible will surely call to question her ability to read, understand and interpret.

She's definitely trying too hard to justify whatever she's on about and in the process committing more gaffes.

My little quote:

When a case is just and right, you labour less to make it catch on or convince people about it.

Enjoy my siggy

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by Nobody: 3:32pm On Sep 25, 2018
alBHAGDADI:

And who was Paul?
Was he not an Apostle of Jesus?
I know you'd come with that as your defence. Brother, it was Paul that said it.

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by alBHAGDADI: 3:33pm On Sep 25, 2018
mikezuruki:


I know you'd come with that as your defence.
Brother, it was Paul that said it.

And who inspired Paul?

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by Nobody: 6:06pm On Sep 25, 2018
alBHAGDADI:


And who inspired Paul?

Buhari grin grin

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by Olodo24: 7:03pm On Sep 25, 2018
most of those biblical contents are fictional but Chimamanda has brains.


feminism is a movement everyone should embrace but Nigerians are too daft to accept what's right

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by alBHAGDADI: 8:31pm On Sep 25, 2018
Olodo24:
most of those biblical contents are fictional but Chimamanda has brains.


feminism is a movement everyone should embrace but Nigerians are too daft to accept what's right
How has it benefited America?

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by Olodo24: 9:24pm On Sep 25, 2018
alBHAGDADI:
How has it benefited America?
maybe you should find out how much women in Hollywood had benefited from the #metoo and #timesup movement that kicked off sometimes last year or thereabouts

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by tstx(m): 9:57pm On Sep 25, 2018
ok
Re: Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by rock003: 9:57pm On Sep 25, 2018
I will believe this gender equality nonsense when a woman starts impregnating another woman; when there is nothing like male/ female categories in sports, but a team is composed of male and female team members; when there is no male/female categories in weightlifting; when fighting a woman is seen as ordinary as when you fight with your fellow men....

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by Boyooosa(m): 9:57pm On Sep 25, 2018
Who goes against this? Why the announcement?
She's not even versed...

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by Pabloosas(m): 9:57pm On Sep 25, 2018
Hmmm

Re: Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by nelronaldo(m): 9:58pm On Sep 25, 2018
This one na feminist? Trying too hard

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by Mistadora01(m): 9:58pm On Sep 25, 2018
she aff start again..
Re: Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by Airforce01(m): 9:59pm On Sep 25, 2018
You can blab all you want on feminism in foreign land .. but the moment you step into Nigeria, your place is in the kitchen and bed room.

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by Boyooosa(m): 9:59pm On Sep 25, 2018
donstan18:


A feminist that want to measure and do what men are doing, but won't go to building sites to do masonry, carpentry, labour and iron bending work, is that one a feminist?
Don't mind them, small tym now, den go start dey preach vulnerability...

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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by nelronaldo(m): 10:00pm On Sep 25, 2018
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Re: Chimamanda Adichie: How Jesus Christ Treated Women, A Symbol For Gender Equality by Nobody: 10:00pm On Sep 25, 2018
You have started... You have a husband you cook for, respect and you are deceiving gullible girls and women alike.

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