I hope you married men who read this are uncomfortable with the wording of the title to this post. Why should you be uncomfortable? Well, the question is worded with the assumption that you do beat your wife, and whether you answer "yes" or "no" you are stuck with that assumption. That's the way it's been for many of the accusations against the TNIV and its translators.
Without a shred of objective evidence, the TNIV has been accused of being a feminist Bible. It has sometimes been called a feminazi Bible. And there are other accusations made against the TNIV which have no basis in fact.
The TNIV translators have been accused of, at minimum, caving in to social pressures to conform to feminist restructuring of society and the English language. And where is the objective evidence? It's nowhere. The accusers find verses in the TNIV which they disagree with in terms of how generic terms are translated, and they make the logical fallacy that the TNIV translators must have been motivated by feminism or at least giving the nod to feminism in the way that they translated.
But that's just mind-reading.
What if the actual truth is as the TNIV translators have stated, that in each case of gender-inclusive language in the TNIV, they were motivated by the desire for translation accuracy? If we are going to speculate about the motives of others, we could speculate that the TNIV translators have been telling the truth.
We have choices in life about whether or not to believe people. Some people are so filled with certain kinds of ideas that it is nearly impossible for them to believe others when others say things that go fly in the face of all of their own ideas and assumptions. I have spent years grieving over this.
Rather than speculating about the motives of the TNIV translators, it would be better if we objectively examined each verse with which there is a difference of interpretation. In most cases we will discover that good Bible scholars differ on the interpretation of those verses and that the TNIV wordings are supported by lexical and exegetical evidence from the Bible itself as well as from good scholarship.
Have you stopped beating your wife?
Is the TNIV still a feminist Bible?
I hope that we know what the truth is for answering each of these questions. Let's not assume the truth of the presupposition behind either question. Let us base our debates on more objective evidence.