Black women make up most of the church membership in Black churches, yet they have historically been excluded from the decision-making tables. We must consider how these women serve when we evaluate women’s equality.
The oppression and disparate treatment of women in society intersects with manhood, yet men hesitate to talk about these issues in male-only settings. Discussions of manhood must also include discussions of womanhood.
We have had many significant moments in the past thirty years in the journey toward gender equality. The difficulty is that large leaps of progress often leave room for invisible, subtle barriers for women in ministry.