Girl Child, who were you before the world told you who you should be?

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PATRIARCHY

A social structure that arose about ten thousand years ago in which males came to be socialized to rule, lead, and own society and females as property. Females came to be socialized to submit, serve, and accept a secondary role in familial, religious, and social spheres.


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The Rotten Fruit of Patriarchal Theology and the Biblical Template for Resisting it

The Rotten Fruit of Patriarchal Theology and the Biblical Template for Resisting it

“Women’s worship should be inaudible, while men’s should be audible.” He was in the middle of a tirade on how God had an “order” and men were on top, women were on bottom. Women were to submit to men in everything, they were easily deceived and should cover up lest men be tempted to lust ...

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My #GirlChildLongWalk Story: Maria Lígia Conti

My #GirlChildLongWalk Story: Maria Lígia Conti

As part of our blog series #MyGirlChildLongWalkStory, we are pleased to share this personal story by Maria Lígia Conti from São Paulo, Brazil. Lígia discovered the Girl Child project after googling the word “patriarchy” which led her to our animated explainer video Understanding Our History of Patriarchy: What’s Faith got to do with it? Finding ...

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Welcome to our 2021-2022 Girl Child Long Walk Fellows!

Welcome to our 2021-2022 Girl Child Long Walk Fellows!

At its core, the Girl Child Long Walk reading journey, the signature effort of the Girl Child Long Walk project, seeks to inspire people all over the world to “put their faith to work through love” to improve the lives of women and girls. After two years of iterating and improving the reading journey, the ...

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