posted on Nov, 29 2004 @ 06:39 AM
I don't beleive anything could be more degrading to a women than a man saying to her..."Hey, I support you, I own you."
Which seems to be the basic thought process expressed in the original post.
Strikes me as someone who is having a temper tantrum, because he can't "own" his wife.
I especially like this little quote.
"The woman's role is to empower a man. He uses this power for her benefit. Together they are a team. Heterosexuality works this way. "
NO, unbalanced marriages work this way......
And then is followed directly with this one...
"We cannot conceive that the people who lead society wish us harm. But I'm afraid this is the case."
This is true of all who society choses to put in leadership positions......including husbands....so I can assume that you at least acknowledge that
hey, the husband may wish to harm once in awhile also, not to mention just bumbling into it on his own...which we are all good at?
I can count down four generations where the mothers in my family worked!! A husband died here, the man just walked here, and well, there's even a
case where they both had to work to meet the bills!! Don't blame this on the feminist movement! In the three cases just mentioned above, it was
In one of the "Meet The Press" like shows that were on this Sunday, they had a group of "political religious leaders"....sorry, just don't know
how else to put it. They were really quite funny though, worse than kids....interupting each other and all. This quote came from the Southern
Baptist's official doctrine, and these leaders were asked what it meant.
"A husband is to love his wife as Christ loved the church. He has the God-given responsibility to provide for, to protect, and to lead his family. A
wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ. She,
being in the image of God as is her husband and thus equal to him, has the God-given responsibility to respect her husband and to serve as his helper
in managing the household and nurturing the next generation. "
When asked one of them quipped, that means that if the husband decides that his wife shouldn't be working, then she shouldn't be working....
Well, It could also mean....
If the husband doesn't wish his wife to go to church, she shouldn't.
If the husband decides he doesn't want his wife to go shopping, she shouldn't.
If the husband doesn't wish his wife to ever venture out of the house again as long as he lives.......!
This is how it works out here in the real world.......
When my kids were young, my husband didn't want me working...I mean, why should he have to take care of the kids after a hard day of work?
Since the cost of childcare was more than I could make, and he was not willing to help, well, I didn't work. Me and the kids went without alot of
things that in reality we needed, while he basically had everything he wanted...
Then, well, he couldn't afford what he wanted.....so, oh ya, go get a job, I guess I'll watch them......(he didn't, he ran them over to a friends
house and she took care of them!) Then well, they changed the hours of my job, I had to quite. Then all of a sudden, out of the blue, I have this
guy griping at me....all his friend's wives are making more than them, what's wrong with me?
Hey, all his friends must have been supporting their wives in their efforts!!!
At least when I work, I get a fairer wage than my ancestors. I have safer, healthier workplaces....(women have burned in locked down factories, just
like the Muslim girls do now in some countries.
And, hey, the check comes in MY NAME!!!
By the way there is something much more dangerous to the sex life of a marriage than the women chosing to "own her body".....it's a man who choses
not to support and help raise his kids!