The link calls it a “crisis of authority.” It is women with laptops writing to ever larger audiences and providing a perspective different from the men who have held authority in the church since its beginning. There are women who started out blogging about the Bible from the perspective of women and ended up with speaking and book careers.
For those who want to control the religious narrative in the world, the internet is a problem. Not only can people find information not approved of by the male religious hierarchy, but ordinary people can circumvent established authorities on religion and develop a following of those who see things differently.
Early on, Christian leaders saw the internet as vehicle to spread “the word.” It has turned out to be better for skeptics than believers. For each person brought into Catholicism six others leave for another community.
For women, Bible stories emphasizing the male leadership causes skepticism. It is repeated over and over there are no female Catholic clergy because Jesus’ twelve disciples were all men. We can be almost certain those wealthy and powerful writers of the Bible were all men. The role writers assigned to women in the Bible stories most certainly reflected social mores of that time.
The Jesus character was shown to dismiss his own mother. Other female characters in stories were not calling the shots.
As women gain in the percentage of church membership and boldness on the web, the public will see the Bible differently.