Mary Magdalene wishes you a Happy V-Day! A Billion Women Rising against violence

One Billion Rising South Africa

Mary Magdalene wishes you a Happy V-Day along with a billion other women who are striking, dancing and rising against violence against women.  Mary Magdalene knows something about sexual shaming and the role it plays in helping to justify violence against women.

Today, on V-Day, a billion women are rising against violence, striking and dancing, because our bodies are a sacred thing.  Sexual shaming of women makes it just that much easier for the violent to get away with harming women. I like to imagine Mary Magadalene dancing with these women, and today, I also plan to dance.

About Susan Thistlethwaite

I am President Emerita and Professor Emerita of Chicago Theological Seminary; I write for the public here and in local papers. I am interested in what I call "public theology," or how deeper meaning is made and contested in the public square.
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