• It’s Time to Admit That Allowing Men Into the Workplace Was a Mistake by R. Graham

It’s Time to Admit That Allowing Men Into the Workplace Was a Mistake by R. Graham

I often feel the need to remind anyone who may visit this blog I’m actually a conservative. I do occasionally agree with liberal feminists at times, but not usually.

I do think – regarding the subject of sexism – that other conservatives (or centrists) get quite a few things incorrect, or they misunderstand what left wing feminists are trying to say.

Below you will find a link to what is a parody piece by a person, Ruth Graham, who I take it is a liberal feminist – this editorial teed off a few other conservatives I saw on Twitter who were discussing it.

Personally, I’m board with it. I get what she’s trying to accomplish with it, and I think she succeeded.

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• Female Israeli Solider Uses Martial Arts to Fight Off Crowd 

Female Israeli Solider Uses Martial Arts to Fight Off Crowd 

Female Israeli soldier uses martial arts to fight off crowd of ultra-Orthodox demonstrators as they call her a ‘wh***’

I believe there is a video on the page.

  • Female soldier fights off a crowd of Jewish ultra-Orthodox anti-draft protesters
  • Comes after two yeshiva students arrested after military service disagreement
  • Footage shows Nomi Golan fending off the baying crowd with karate kicks
  • The clip has sparked a major discussion in Israel in mainstream media channels

 

A fearless female soldier put her martial arts training to good use when she fought off dozens of Jewish ultra-Orthodox anti-draft protesters during a rally in Jerusalem.

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• Men of the World: Please Condemn Sexism and Sexual Assault On the Basis They’re Morally Wrong – and Not Primarily Or Only Because You Have Daughters or Sisters

Men of the World: Please Condemn Sexism and Sexual Assault On the Basis They’re Morally Wrong – and Not Primarily Or Only Because You Have Daughters or Sisters

I’ll admit this has become a minor pet peeve of mine over the last few years: men who don’t or won’t speak up to condemn sexism unless they frame it in terms of their daughters, sisters, or grandmothers.

If you are a man, it really should not take you having a daughter (or other woman relative or woman friend in your life) to condemn sexism or sexual assault.

Just acknowledge and realize that women are fully human and deserving of respect and dignity just as much as any man. That’s all it should take.

Viewing women through a prism of male relation or being ‘owned’ by a man (father, brother, or husband, whomever) and condemning rape or sexual harassment on that basis is itself troubling and sexist.

Here are some links about this phenomenon (and related):

Stop Mentioning Your Daughters When You Denounce Harvey Weinstein

Snippets:

by Hunter Harris

Something happens when a dude has a daughter: Women, once mystifying, vexing creatures with shoe racks, eyelash curlers, and vagina holes become fully formed three-dimensional human beings.

The mere and sudden fact of fatherhood pushes men into a new realm of cognizance: They have to care about what happens to women — but only some, and only if they’re of a certain race, class, or status — and maybe even take misconduct against them a little personally.

A daughter gives them skin in the patriarchal, sexist game they once could look past.

I know this because every time a man is accused of something bad, or when someone he knows is accused of something bad, the same quote surfaces: “As a father of daughters, I …”

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• Bible Passage Used to Stop Women Become Ordained ‘Added Later’, Academic Claims

Bible Passage Used to Stop Women Become Ordained ‘Added Later’, Academic Claims

Bible Passage Used to Stop Women Become Ordained ‘Added Later’, Academic Claims

Bible passage banning women from speaking in church, which was later used to stop the ordaining of female priests, was not in the original script and ‘added later’, academic claims

  • US academic believes section of Corinthians was not originally written by Paul
  • Dr Philip Barton Payne claims a symbol in the margin indicates it was added later
  • He analysed the Codex Vaticanus, one of the oldest versions of the Greek Bible

A passage in the Bible that was used to prevent women from being ordained is not original and was added in later, it is claimed.

The section in Corinthians, which says that women should remain silent in church, has been used to restrict the priesthood to men only.

But academic has claimed that the passage was not written by the Apostle Paul but was actually added in later.

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• 1 in 3 Protestant Churchgoers Personally Affected by Suicide

1 in 3 Protestant Churchgoers Personally Affected by Suicide

1 in 3 Protestant Churchgoers Personally Affected by Suicide

Survey also finds one-third of victims were attending church before their death, but few pastors knew of their struggle.

by BOB SMIETANA

Suicide remains a taboo subject in many Protestant churches, despite the best efforts of pastors, according to a new study from LifeWay Research.

Eight in 10 Protestant senior pastors believe their church is equipped to intervene with someone who is threatening suicide.

Yet few people turn to the church for help before taking their own lives, according to their churchgoing friends and family. Only 4 percent of churchgoers who have lost a close friend or family member to suicide say church leaders were aware of their loved one’s struggles.

“Despite their best intentions, churches don’t always know how to help those facing mental health struggles,” said Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research.

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• For the First Time A Woman is Set To Become A Marine Corps Infantry Officer

For the First Time A Woman is Set To Become A Marine Corps Infantry Officer

This news item is likely to upset the majority of American, Christian gender complementarians and their talking points.

It’s also likely to upset or anger many of my fellow conservatives who have a knee-jerk tendency to react harshly against any such accomplishments by women, or women breaking traditional gender expectations, because they are so paranoid of all things secular, left wing feminist (even if said story or accomplishment has little to nothing to actually do with left wing feminism).

First female Marine in history to graduate infantry training course

For the first time, a woman is set to become a Marine Corps infantry officer

Snippets:

by Jim Michaels
Sept 21, 2017

WASHINGTON — For the first time, a woman is set to become a Marine Corps infantry officer, a milestone in the Corps’ 242-year history.

The woman, whose name has not been released, is scheduled to graduate from the physically demanding infantry officer course Monday.

She will be the first women to complete the 13-week course. Since it was opened to females in 2012, 36 women have enrolled in the course.

“The female officer within Infantry Officer Course has completed all graduation requirements and is scheduled to graduate with her peers on Sept. 25, 2017,” the Marine Corps said in a statement.

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• Why Arguments Against Women in Ministry Aren’t Biblical by Ben Witherington

Why Arguments Against Women in Ministry Aren’t Biblical by Ben Witherington

I would ask that you visit the Patheos blog post I am linking you to. It’s very long but a good read. I am only providing some excerpts from that page here on my blog.

Why Arguments Against Women in Ministry Aren’t Biblical by Ben Witherington, June 2015, on Patheos

….Never mind that the Bible does not have categories like ‘senior pastor’ or ‘pulpit minister’, the NT has been used over and over again to justify the suppression of women in ministry— and as I was to discover through years of research and study, without Biblical justification.

…So in this post I am going to deal with the usual objections to women in ministry, one by one.

….1) Women can’t be ministers, because only males can be priests offering the sacrifice of the Mass etc.

The root problem with this argument is that the NT is perfectly clear that apostles, prophets, teachers, evangelists, elders, deacons ARE NOT PRIESTS IN THE NT.

There is no need for a separate order of priests in the NT because Christ’s sacrifice made obsolete the entire OT sacerdotal system of priests, temples and sacrifices.

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