Why Can’t a Woman Be More Like a Woman?
In the movie musical My Fair Lady, Henry Higgins sings longingly, “Why can’t a woman be more like a man?”
I say, be careful what you wish for, Henry.
I hear confession is good for the soul. On Saturday, I rented a movie that I had been really excited to see. Maybe some of you gals have heard of it—it’s called Bridesmaids and it was the number one comedy for quite a while a few months back. My husband and kids were out of the house, so I made a plate of munchies and sat down eagerly to enjoy myself.
The demise of equalitarianism
Logic is now beginning to lead others to conclude something I asserted here long ago. And that assertion should never have been any more controversial than a statement that water is wet or increasing the labor supply reduces wage rates. Sexual equality is not societally viable:Continue Reading...
Here is the simple point I want to make: Men and women are not equal. That certainly doesn't mean one is inferior to the other. I recognize that my wife is vastly more capable at many things than I am and there are a few areas that I am gifted more than she is, and so it is not an inferior/superior thing I am talking about here. In fact our standing in Christ is exactly the same.
What this is about is the fact that men and women are different, and we need to celebrate and embrace those differences for the sake our society, our families, and our churches. Part of the problem that we are facing in our nation today can be directly traced back to the fact that mothers have chosen to work outside of the home and left the hard and essential work of raising children to someone else. We are surrounded by people who grew up not only fatherless, but motherless as well, and therefore they are left without an identity or a grounded morality.
If our society is going to be saved it will require women to choose to be the primary caretakers of their children and to ground these developing souls with love, morality, and a place of belonging. I am so thankful to my mother who chose to fill me, as well as my brother and sister, with love and with faith in Christ Jesus. Her love, teaching, and example has paid for itself over and over again in my life (This is not to exclude my dad for the part he played in my development, but rather to recognize my mom's effort).
We need men to be men and we need women to be women. I know this goes against what our culture says and even the supposed "progress" we have made, but our society will not survive if we continue to progress the way we have being going.