Let’s Treat Women Better!
Last week I wrote, We MUST Treat Women Better! over on The Generous Husband. This was my response to a couple of brilliant posts by Gary Thomas – Enough is Enough and It’s Not Enough to Not Abuse: We Have to Cherish.
I don’t think I need to convince anyone here this is a very real problem in our society. If you don’t live in the USofA it’s between somewhat better and much worse where you are, but it’s a problem virtually everywhere. I don’t see this as a function of the issues of headship and submission; I believe those are valid biblical concepts but I’m appalled at the way many in and out of the church treat women.
This post is to encourage you to do what you can to bring about change. As difficult as it may be for you to believe, most men have little or no idea about what women face in our culture. It’s like a majority culture person trying to understand the subtle (and not so subtle) racism in our culture*. It’s not part of their reality and never has been, so they’re blind to it even as it happens right in front of them.
You can help change things by showing your husband and your sons the reality of being a woman in your world. Be patient, use examples, and try not to be offended by the clueless stupidity you hear in response.
A good help for this task is Raising Sons in a World That Disrespects Women by Kristen Welch of We Are THAT Family
~ Paul – I’m XY, and I hate to see people treat women poorly.
* I wrote a post on this a couple of years ago – And Now for Something Entirely Different