Complementarianism Misnomer: It’s Really About Male Hierarchy and Female Servitude to Men – It’s Not About The Sexes Complementing Each Other
(I still have two or three posts in Draft status on this blog regarding the subjects of Toxic Masculinity and sexual harassment. I don’t know when or if I shall ever finish those.)
The word “complementarian” (or “complementarianism”) as used by Christian gender complementarians does not truly denote or connote the complementary natures of the two biological sexes, male and female, as they often like to claim.
Depending on the type of complementarian you are speaking with or whose literature you are reading, they are either overt or subtle about what they truly believe about the term and what it’s meant to convey.
I’ve seen complementarian material where it is just assumed, a given, it is underlying all their opinions and assumptions, that the Bible teaches that God intended for males to rule over females.
The main point of my post here is to point out the dishonesty and inaccuracy of the use of language by complementarians in this matter.