Monday, November 12, 2007
Pharyngula: "Hey, you — you look really stupid with your jaw gaping open like that. That was a little preemptive scorn to get you to prep yourself for this link: it's a fellow complaining about women working as astronauts (and even commanders of the space shuttle!) inspiring little girls to emulate them and ending up throwing pampers and pepper (?) at each other. This part is really disturbing: Whatever happened to young men looking for a good Christian wife and finding a young woman still clinging to her doll? It's about finding masculinity in infantilizing women. It's the flip side of the posturing macho faux-masculinity of Kim du Toit (warning: that link will make real men, those who don't think a strut and a gun defines male identity, gag). The comments on the article are interesting, too. There are a lot of smart women chewing him to bits, but then…well, read it for yourself. Its ok. Christ did command us to subjigate our will, and that is what is so hard for people to do in this day and age. It's all about 'ME' in this day and age. Christ taught us humility and charity. As Christians, we are not our own, we are bought with a price. Christ paid it. If God tells me to submit my will to my husband, who is also in Christ, who am I to defy God's will?"
Posted by SM Schwartz at 8:21 PM