Misogyny

Misogynist Letter Satire by Andrew James Bauman

Greetings on this the Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent
Readings: Dn 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 or 13:41c-62; PS 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6; Jn 8:1-11

  • Readings:
    • From the Book of Daniel, the story of Susanna.
    • From the Gospel of John, the story of the woman caught in adultery.
    • Contrast a right thinking man, a few days ago the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary (see post It was not through the Law)
    • And this week, Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

Consider

This is how you acted with the daughters of Israel,
and in their fear they yielded to you;
but a daughter of Judah did not tolerate your wickedness (Dan 13:57).

As we wind down Lent in anticipation of the Paschal Mystery of Jesus, we are confronted again and again by a common misogyny against women.

This is the last of the attacks on Jesus through others in the gospel series leading up to the Passion. It is answered with the Annunciation.

It’s past time to refactor how we treat women.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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