Is God a Feminist?

The word feminist has a lot of connotations to it; some parts of the movement have not been handled biblically. However, the spirit of feminism — to seek equality and respect for women in a patriarchal society — is very biblical indeed.

The definition of feminism, according to Merriam-Webster, is the “belief in and advocacy of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes expressed especially through organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests.”

I would like to argue that God was the first feminist. He created male and female. He went to great care to create Eve, just as he did Adam.

But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh (.