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Sexy Feminist

How Fuller Made Me One By Joy Moyal to do with men and a lot to do with traveling the world for missions and study and fun, discovering more about

include both genders in our speech, our writing, and especially in our reading of the Scriptures. Replacing “he” with

I was no longer on the outside looking in, I was invited to get in the game. other people, other cultures, and God—and growing up a bit in the process. But these things have a habit of resurfacing, and once I was done traveling and settled back in California, I entered the world of Fuller with its ecumenical diversity and gender-inclusive policy. I was so accustomed to using “he” and “men” for all humankind, including myself, that it took me a while to realize how empowering it was to

“she” in some verses about discipleship or God’s love opened up the world to me—I was no longer on the outside looking in, I was invited to get in the game. I started to ask questions and offer comments in class. I no longer hid my intelligence as I did in Bible college, and I began to understand the way it made me feel to be called a “girl” versus a “woman” (hint: boo versus yes). As an intelligent woman, I returned to some matters

left untouched since my high school and college years. I was single and trying to figure out what to do with this sexuality that was supposed to have been activated at 22 if I had married a few weeks after graduation like a good Bible college student. Sexuality seems to be a given for men, but is still a closed topic for many Christian women. Gathering the moxie I’d collected in my empowering moments of feminism at Fuller, I opened the door and invited myself into the conversation. What does it mean to be 26 and single? I wondered. What if I never get married? How does a promise ring help me then? I knew by now that my perfect prince probably slipped up somewhere way before he turned 26, and I felt cheated. I brought up these questions among friends and acquaintances and discovered that some weren’t ready for 07

Let's Talk About Sex. Again. The SEMI Spring 08.  
Let's Talk About Sex. Again. The SEMI Spring 08.  

Let's Talk About Sex. Again. The SEMI Spring 08.

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