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Between New Orleans' lower Ninth Ward and her shining downtown skyscrapers squats a poor community known as Bywater.
Walking the five miles from Katrina reconstruction back to the French Quarter, I passed the corner of Piety Street. And there I noticed the sign outside a church announcing the day's sermon: "Putting a Woman in Her Place," Timothy 2: 9-15.
This particular letter from the misogynistic Apostle Paul to someone named Timothy instructs women to learn in silence and not to be teachers. He also commands women to be subjects to their husbands, serfs to their kings.
As I walked the hot, treeless streets, I had time to reflect how different life is now for women who learn by asking questions, by commenting in class and by voicing opinions that might not necessarily match those of their husbands.