Time to topple another wall—the prison of gender stereotypes

Some of the most potentially damaging stereotypes are those that confine women and men to limited roles, or that place on men expectations of abusive behavior.

Today people around the world are rightly demanding that both society's laws and human behavior more closely pattern the male/female equality that, in the Sentinel's view, derives from a more balanced masculine-feminine concept of God. Over a century ago, Sentinel founder Mary Baker Eddy wrote, "Father-Mother is the name for Deity, which indicates His tender relationship to His spiritual creation" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 332).

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June 17, 2002

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