Be Quiet Woman, Read Your Bible

Corinthians 14:34–35

Lauren McGrath
Oct 31 · 2 min read
Photo by Mateus Campos Felipe on Unsplash ((kneel woman, before man))

Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law. And if they will learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

Let your women keep silence

[ Lauren stop talking. Lauren see me after class. Lauren why are you in detention again? Lauren when will you learn to just shut up]

It is not permitted unto them

[ Lauren you can’t sit like that; ladies close their legs. You can’t wear that, what message are you trying to send? Lauren you can’t make jokes like that, it’s unbecoming of a girl to curse]

They are commanded

[ unroll your skirt Lauren you look like a whore. Be home by ten Lauren, it’s not safe for girls to be out late. Sit down Lauren. Calm down Lauren. Stop fighting already Lauren.]

To be under obedience

[ Sweetheart get your boss to take my order I want it to be right. Submit to the word of the lord. Lauren how many detentions do you need to learn?]

And if they will learn anything

[ I learned to walk in pairs to the bathroom.

I learned not to leave my drink alone.

I learned to dress appropriately.

I learned not to drink too much.

I learned four of my friends did this, but their rapists

didn’t care]

Let them ask their husbands

[ Lauren you’ll make a great housewife one day. Lauren you won’t find a boyfriend if you dress like that. Lauren boys don’t like girls that curse. One day Lauren a boy will make you want to stay home for him]

For it is a shame for women to speak.

Fearless She Wrote

This is a space to empower differences, tell our stories, and share our lives together. We will not be silenced. We will be fearless. And we will write.

Lauren McGrath

Written by

I’m a comedian! Also a writer of things I feel strongly about.Unfortunately,I was just diagnosed with a disorder that makes me feel strongly towards everything.

Fearless She Wrote

This is a space to empower differences, tell our stories, and share our lives together. We will not be silenced. We will be fearless. And we will write.

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