Posts tagged how we talk about God
The Way We Talk About God: In Defense of "They"

The ways in which we gender objects and ideas shape the ways we look at our world. Maybe it’s just me, but it’s weird when a man refers to an object that he owns as a “she.” I understand the impulse to anthropomorphize, but the ways in which we do so create and reflect dynamics of objectification and sexualization. A muscle car being regarded as “she” in the same terms one would refer to a wife says a lot about how we value women.

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