Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Phil Gingrey on Gender Roles in Marriage

Here's a fun video for you to watch!  Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) suggests that gender roles in marriage should be taught to young girls and boys at school.  The roles he would teach them are the traditional ones, apparently based on the view that what fathers do and what mothers do are mutually exclusive tasks:

Gingrey also comes out as a firm defender of traditional marriage.  That means one with traditional gender roles.  Because same-sex marriages would have trouble deciding which of the partners is to play the head of the household and which one the faithful and obedient helper, of course Gingrey opposes those.

What's fun about this video is how it sits within the overall field of those who defend a hierarchical gender system.  The largest part of the field argues that the traditional division of labor between men and women is either biologically decreed or decreed by a divine power.  But if that doesn't seem to work, then we can teach that division of labor! 

When the other political side does that, Gingrey would probably call it an attempt at social engineering...