Don't Call It Love: Justice, Humility, and Benevolent Sexism

Elizabeth Hall

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Sometimes love injures the loved one. In this talk, Liz Hall discusses the roles of reason, justice and humility in loving others, and applies this to the area of gender relations. She argues that benevolent sexism hurts women, and suggests several pathways for making progress.

Elizabeth Lewis Hall, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology, where she teaches clinical and integration courses. In addition to teaching, she maintains a small clinical practice. Her empirical research focuses on women’s issues in the evangelical subculture and on the application of clinical psychology in the context of missions. She is also committed to the practice and teaching of the integration of psychology and theology, and most recently has been integratively examining the meaning of having bodies, and topic of suffering. In addition to publications in evangelical journals such as the Journal of Psychology and Theology, the Journal of Psychology and Christianity, and Christian Scholars Review, she has contributed a Christian voice in secular venues such as Mental Health, Religion and Culture, Sex Roles, and Psychology of Women Quarterly.