Rather odd title, no? Well, you can imagine my surprise when my mother said it! Lets set the scene…
My mother and I are a a Confirmation class which she leads…sorta. She pretty much just preaches to the kids, and gives them occasional life stories of hers. Anyway, as so often happens, the subject drifted to sex(can’t imagine why those darn kids are so intrested in it!) and this time, condoms.
“T’is a sin! A vile sin! Sexual intercourse is for procreation and procreation alone! Anything that prevents the conception of a child is allowing for deviancy!”
“So…never?” she asks.
“NEVER” I say
My mother then says
“That’s not true, say that if, ‘A woman shouldn’t have a child as it would be hazardous to her health?’”
"Well then I should hope the MAN would care enough about his WIFE to NOT HAVE SEX WITH HER!(I wasn’t shouting, I was just a little indignated)
“You can’t take that away from a man, it’s the mans right.”
Needless to say, I was flabbergasted. The man’s right? What is this, the 14th century? His RIGHT?
Words fail me at that, in my oppinion, blatant disregard for the woman’s feelings!
Now, I’m not married, and have never had sex, but is it THAT important?
Just seemed rather odd to me.