In a new article in Salon.com by Sarah Posner, Michelle Bachmann's philosphoy in terms of how she defines the role of a woman as prescribed by the bible is discussed. According to the article, Bachmann may follow what the evangilistic community refers to as "submission philosophy" or "complementarian theology". According to the article:
"Submission theology is built around the notion that God has a "design" for men and for women; that they are unique from each other and have their designated, God-given roles. The husband is the spiritual head of the household, the wife his obedient "helpmeet," the vessel for their children, devoted mother, and warrior for the faith. By committing themselves to those gender roles, evangelicals believe they are obeying God’s commands. They see the wife’s obligation to obey her husband’s authority as actually owed to God, not her husband."
I am all for a woman in the White House. It's long overdue and I think there are just as many intelligent and capable women who would be as suited for the role as there are men. Having said that, I think having Michelle Bachmann as leader of the free word would be a disaster of epic proportions and this "philosophy" is just another example of why. Does this woman think for herself? Or are all her thoughts and action based on either "god's word or plan" or her husband's thoughts per Submission Philosophy. Even the thought that this woman is leading the polls and won the Straw Poll, for whatever that is worth, makes me sick.
The full article, which goes into further detail, is found here.