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Monday, March 27, 2006

man with black hat: shameless self-promotion

"I will go to the altar of God..."

"One week ago today, the Diocese of Arlington announced that women and girls would be permitted to serve at the altar... Amid the blogosphere and e-mail chatter on the topic, this writer had an opportunity to reflect on his own experience..."


At 3/28/2006 10:28 AM, Blogger Jen P said...

Please don't tell me that women washed linens and that was equally respectable service. Hogwash.

The priesthood isn't open to women. God ordained that -- and I accept it. But to imply that women's domestic service is their "equal" option is a load of hooey. Domesticity has a place and it's valuable. But men can wash linens, too. Men generally DON'T do women's work precisely because it's women's work. Why wouldn't women come to find it demeaning, too?

(I do laundry, btw. But I don't like being told that my nature makes laundry an especially appropriate calling.)


At 3/28/2006 11:10 AM, Blogger David L Alexander said...

Hey, kids, can we move the comments to my weblog, where the post actually is? I mean, why should Amy get all the action???

At 4/11/2006 10:43 PM, Anonymous michael i said...

jen p said: "Men generally DON'T do women's work precisely because it's women's work."

And women generally don't do men's work precisely because it's, well, work. Ever see a woman tow-truck driver, garbage collector, sewer worker? Women choose what shall be women's work and thus, by default, what work they will stick on the men -- the icky, dirty, away from home, among uncaring strangers, risky, physically taxing, often outdoor, and dangerous work. (Nice try, jen p.)

As Catholic and author Jack Kammer once noted: "Sure women's work is devalued. It's devalued by women to make it unattractive to men."


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