There was an interesting article in the New York Times about religion and how people have manipulated it to oppress women. I remember my mom wanting to be an usher in my church when I was young and she was told it was a man's job. I jumped at the chance when my current church had openings for ushers -- all were invited to serve -- but come on, that's not real progress. Why aren't women priests in the Catholic Church -- and more important, why are so many "religious" countries so dismissive of women -- and worse -- ABUSIVE! to them?
Do you feel like a second-class citizen at your church? In society? What do we need to do to change this?