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Last Saturday March 8th was International Women’s Day.

Women championed her cause since “…in 1908 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.”

(Links: http://www.internationalwomensday.com/about.asp )

Glad we are given equal rights and access to education since Singapore was first founded.

Today, women are found in almost every arena of vocations and professions in developed countries. Naturally, in developing countries, that depends on its cultures and mores.

The woman expressed in the Christian Bible in Proverbs 31 is resourceful and liberated:

“…She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.

She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.

She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls.

She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.

She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.

In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.

She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy…”

Why is there the feminist movement in the West? Why has the church contained a narrow view of the place of woman?

Proverbs 31:11, 12 clearly suggest she is not a threat:

“Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.

She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.”

and “her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her” (verse 28).

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