Pretty mad post that....especially if reading it as a woman I would of thought ?I assume this also applies to theclaud's comment on pubrunner's internet bust up.
It was going off at a bit of tangent Iagree, but not completely irrelevant to the subject.
I have long started to think that equality is part of the problem. I remember reading in the local government chronicle ages ago that what was usually regard as a looney left council was banning certain sexist expressions from use, including the weaker sex. The is from the new testament (likewise you husbands, live considerably with your wives, bestowing honour on the woman as the weaker sex). Now you can ban the expression, but you cannot ban the underlying truth of it, that men and women are not equal, certainly when it comes to physical strength, and possibly emotionally as well.
Is one of the problems that men are starting to treat women as men? No need to be chivalrous any more, that's old fashioned. Instead of bestowing honour what we should now do is fight it out with the women as your equal.
It is coincidence, but the very next post from Paley was this:
Men and women don't think the same way. Men initiate, women respond. Wouldn't it be better if you want at least to restrain the mistreatment of women by men that you taught men that they have a greater responsibility in this than women, that an inequality exists and should not be seen as something to take advantage of?
Ah feck it ! It's absolute shite.Chivalrous,bestowing honour,weaker sex lol.We are in the 21st century aren't we.