The Church has developed an image of authority as a masculine figure and submission as a feminine figure.
We wanted to understand the mechanisms underlying the ongoing discrimination of women in society and in religion. This led us to question how the Catholic Church is still a matrix of patriarchal stereotypes.
We systematically questioned taboo subjects within the Church: sexuality, the non-recognition of women, the absolute power of the Pope, the sacred status of priests, …
Our method consisted of reviewing official texts of the Church, which have determined society’s thinking on gender and symbolical representations of gender and power.
Maud Amandier is a journalist. She worked for a long time in Christian and social media.
Alice Chablis is an artist and teacher. A Biblical scholar, she worked as a chaplain in prestigious higher education institutions in France.
Maud Amandier and Alice Chablis are the pen names of Agnès de Préville and Sabine Sauret.