Thursday, July 31, 2014
Put Me On A Pedestal. A Re-Post
This post is about how a conservative guy would run a political campaign against a woman. It's hard to do if she is to stand on a pedestal because then he will have to topple it.
When I read that post again I started thinking of similar difficulties inside the hierarchy of the Catholic church (they don't affect Islam that much because women are pretty much excluded, and in some other sects or religions women are already in the hierarchy, at least on the lowest rungs of the ladders). Pope Francis reacted to questions of women's role in his church with a man's-rib joke.
Both responses bring in stuff like chivalry (as do certain sites which hate feminism) or the specific value of the feminine but both are ultimately negative reactions to the idea that we should have a few more women in power.