What Does the Bible Say About Misogyny?

 

What is misogyny? It’s a broad term, but a misogynist is someone who hates, exploits, or looks down on women. The word does is not in the Bible. But there are many sins that would fall into the category of misogyny.

The murder, rape, or abuse of women would of course be misogyny. Crude language disparaging of women; the objectification of women as objects of lust; ignoring women entirely or just believing men are better. These are examples of misogynistic sins.

The Bible says women are the weaker vessel (1 Peter 3:7). If a man uses his strength to take advantage of a woman, that would be misogyny. Men are to to be considerate women, as everyone has been charged to “count others more significant” than themselves (Philippians 2:3).

Consider also what is not misogyny. The Bible is not misogynist. The command for a wife to submit to her husband as to the Lord, is not misogyny. The instruction that only men can be pastors is not misogyny. If a man corrects a woman, that does not make him a misogynist.

By the way, it’s a myth that only a man can be a misogynist. Feminists are misogynist. Planned Parenthood is a misogynist organization. Every female pop-star who objectifies women in their music is misogynist. There are even women Bible teachers whose bad doctrine is a burden on women.

Anyone who rebels against a biblical view of women is a misogynist. Rejecting what the Bible says regarding women is misogyny.

Misogyny is evil. The Bible says that men and women are fellow heirs of the kingdom of God by faith in Jesus Christ (Galatians 3:28). So love one another, pure and simple, when we understand the text.

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