[quote="whatevergirl, post:14, topic:188003"]
*Oh no...not another ''women should be doing this or that with their lives'' thread. :o Sigh.
I admit, something new I have never read in such conversations is that there is actually a thought process that a man goes through to open a door for a woman? She is somehow not equal in his eyes, THEN? Huh? I don't know if I want an explanation...lol Maybe I need more caffeine. :o
Jesus said...love your neighbor as yourself. Male or female. I do like old fashioned qualities in a man, which is why I married somewhat of an old fashioned guy. But, a woman pursuing work, educational opportunities, political office, etc...this does not somehow make her ''less than'' a woman in God's eyes. We have to be careful of our opinions, and not insinuate that a women is only an ''authentic'' female if she is living her life ''this or that'' way.
As a Catholic woman, I'm obliged to follow the Church's teachings, and to submit to my husband, but he is also to love and respect me, as well. We submit mutually, albeit in different ways. That said...I want my daughter to have the same opportunities afforded to her as my son. She isn't 'less than' him...she is equal. She wants to be a dentist, I don't tell her...Oh, don't be a dentist or this or that--that is for men only. I want her to pursue the things she chooses in life, as well as my son. The caveat being that she should never place a career before her husband or family someday, as I have not...but I tell my son the VERY SAME THING. We are different as God has made us to be...but, we are equal in dignity. We are equal as children of God, and to be treated equally in the public square. And in the home. I'm not 'less than'' in my dh's eyes, because I'm a woman. *
I don't think anyone's argued that women don't deserve the same opportunities as men in this thread Whatevergirl.
The only thing I'm against is a society where you're not supposed to acknowledge any differences. I won't do that. I insist on walking on the outside when on a sidewalk. I open doors. I offer women an escort home at night. I always stand in subways or buses if there are any women (or children, or elderly for that matter) who aren't seated. Et cetera. If women want to take this kind of behavior as an insult to their independence, I'm sorry. It's not intended as such.