edited: Monday, February 18, 2002
By Kristian L Mahrling-Harding
Posted: Monday, February 18, 2002
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What is 'equal'? women and men are completely different. why would a woman want to be equal to a man...or vice versa?
Et tu, femineus? I wish the so called, ‘Women's Lib' fanatics would pack up their macho clothing and whiney attitudes and go away before they ruin much more of life for women who enjoy being women! When will they get it through their heads that there is no such thing as equality between men and women and will never be.
Yes, women can and do make great construction workers, executives and lawyers. For crying out loud, why shouldn't we? We've been building homes and families, managing the household expenses and negotiating peace between every member of our Posterity for how long now? I, for one, am sick and tired of hearing some women complain that ‘this is a man's world'. Men wish!! Since the beginning of time, women have had a celebrated existence. Take for instance, Eve. Eve may have been the second creation of human kind, but she was brought forth into this world because man could not live alone. Why do we call it the "fall of man" when Adam ate the apple? Because man could not decide to refuse the fruit on his own. Why? Because woman had gained all knowledge first! Yet, with that act, Adam and Eve became co-creators of an entire species. Us!
Most Christians know that the Bible holds a wealth of examples of women who stand as the epitome of strength and courage, above and beyond their male counterparts. There are Ruth and Rebecca. Sarah and Deborah, and Mary (take your choice, they were all great women.). None of whom were portrayed as less feminine by their triumphs. Nor made less of by their tragedies. They met their challenges and bore them well. Summoning the power within them to overcome each obstacle. And in each of us was given that same power and fortitude. It's there for the calling, regardless of the adversity. Not to take away from being a woman, but by distinguishing
us as women!
The tragedy of todays women is that it is no longer politically correct to be a housewife, mother, or work at home woman. We have been made to feel inferior if we don't opt for a career that puts another man in the unemployment line and lends us a forum for canonization to martyrdom because we think that we are doing it all! The truth of the matter is , is that we aren't!! Women who aren't mothers, don't have a clue what it's like to come home after a hard day at work and bath screaming children, who may not have finished their home work or who aren't able to stay on the Nintendo for another two and a half hours. And for women with children, consider yourselves lucky that you only have to listen to your children squawk and balk for a couple of hours in the evening. Try putting your selves into the shoes of the school teachers or daycare providers, who have them all day. No, none of us do this alone. We now expect more from each other , our spouses, our family members than we ever have. Few of us get through this life, doing it alone.
True feminists, are those of us who embrace our differences and enjoy the perks of being a woman. We recognize our short comings and build a better "us", with out the constant harangue of male bashing. We shouldn't discourage chivalry or male courtesy. We should expect it. Men have their roles, their places, just as we do. And we should.
I always go back to something I heard in Sunday School, once...
Woman was not created from the foot of man, to be walked on.
Nor from the head of man, to be over him.
But from the rib of man, to be always by his side.
This is our equality. I like to add,
Woman was not created from the back of a man, to always lag behind him
Nor from the face of man, to always be in it!!
Yes, there are some low down, rotten men out there. But there are some ruthless, cold hearted women as well. We would do better to focus on our positive natures and revel in our uniqueness. I just wish we would stop trying to be men and start enjoying being women. I enjoy having a man open doors for me. It conveys respect. I love it that even after a rough day at work, my husband can come home and rub my back if I'm not feeling well. We women want honor, love, companionship and adulation. Why must we take the very worst of what manrepresents...ie...greedy, self serving, cold and insensitive and aspire to be such. Especially since those are traits that every human already has ingrained, and we have endeavored to prevail over.
Ladies, we are different. We are not equal. If God had intended for us to be so, Men would be having hot flashes and counting the days to his next cycle. We are who we are. Each of us individual in our talents and desires. We are women. The future of our race, the world, rests within us as co-creators of life. Don't let anyone tell you that this is not a "real job"!
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|Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
"Equal Rights?" developed a wise thought on the subject dealt. I learned throughout its lines ~ the fairness and the balance of functions ~ that the author under the light of wisdom presented and closed this article.
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
|Reviewed by Bob
|THIS IS CRAP!!!!|
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|Reviewed by Mojako Isaki
|I respect your views though I think I'd be completely and utterly daft to believe it. Good effort, though.|
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|Reviewed by Kathy (Aislin) Bailey
|standing ovation. very well put. couldn't have said it better me self. (((clap)))
|Reviewed by Florence Fry
|Very well said. With you all the way on this one :)|
|Reviewed by Peter Adotey Addo
|Thanks for the reminder..|
|Reviewed by Janet Caldwell
Oh my, I hear ya! I have always said that women should get equal pay for an equal job, etc. BUT it has always irked me a little that some libbers want to mess up my good thing. I am HAPPY to take care of the house. I have NO prob. with it just let my man bring home the bacon and I'll be more than happy to fry it up in the pan.
I worked for over 20 yrs in the Optical Business and while it was a great job, it wasn't home. A hell of a lot of divorces happen b/c women are in the work force. I'll probably get bashed for this but I don't care. It's my opinion. :) Rock on Sister! Janet xoxoxoxo
|Reviewed by Tomas Ughdair (Reader)
It gives me greatest pleasure to kiss your beautiful arse,
You are woman hood in exemplification.
A superb example of sagacius intervention,redressing the balance between male and female,to the benefit of both.