This article pays tribute to the contribution made by Yolanda Dreyer regarding critique on the
prevalence of patriarchy in society, as well as her defence of homosexuality as a normal sexual
orientation. Taking as point of departure her work on the woman as created in God’s image, it
is argued that understanding the metaphor ‘created in God’s image’ as referring to rule over
all, and not as created as man and woman, has important implications for the relationship
between man and woman, as well as the normalisation of relationships between the same sex.
This research is part of the
Readings’, directed by Prof.
Dr Ernest van Eck,
Department of New
Testament Studies, Faculty of
Theology, University of