Friday, June 22, 2007

misogyny = bad

I'm totally posting about this because nick did.

but seriously, as if the drinking thing weren't enough...

17 comments:

Matthew Smith said...

Clothing Construction with Lab

Meal Preparation with Lab

Liz said...

there aren't enough swear words in the world to cover how i feel about this...

brandi said...

i think you need the bumper sticker he speaks of in his blog.

Clint Wells said...

God has left the building. And by building I mean the Southern Baptist Convention.

trust me. he told me so. in a burning pile of trash on 30th street. it was awesome.

e* said...

i guess i didn't tell you about the time the sobapco withdrew assistance to our church because we had a member with AIDS? that he got from a blood transfusion? because he had leukemia?

brett said...

i wonder if you can get a masters in homemaking

Willis Blog said...

I went to the website of the college in question and I found this description concerning the homemaking concentration. Thought I'd share. "...(the college) endeavors to prepare women to model the characteristics of the godly woman as outlined in Scripture. This is accomplished through instruction in homemaking skills, developing insights into home and family while continuing to equip women to understand and engage the culture of today." Wow

Brian T. Murphy said...

just something I feel is worth mentioning - I hope this isn't coming across as me being anti-southern baptist. I have made two posts now about them, and I guess it's obvious that there are things I would not agree with the souther baptists about, but to be fair, my angst and frustration about this stuff is certainly not limited to the southern baptists.

honestly, this stuff makes me more sad than mad.

Matt Churnock said...

Is it too late to enrole my wife in the fall semester? I have been looking for ways to make her more *Godly.

*(Godly=hot cooked meal on the table at 6:00)

t.sc said...

at this point I probably shouldn't mention that one of my high school girlfriends ended up getting a bachelors in homemaking (and a divorce).

Clint Wells said...

btm - too late.

jeremy m said...

I was recently watching a segment on Fox News about a new birth control drug and the guest representing the "conservative" point of view was arguing against it's approval. I was pretty weirded out at her insistence that this drug was an affront to womanhood and some sort of attempt by liberals to change what it means to be a woman. She all but said that a woman's place is pregnant and in the kitchen. Is this some kind of new front in the culture war?

Rae Whitlock said...

This actually wouldn't bother me as much if among the courses were things like business and economic principles. The Proverbs 31 woman doesn't only manage her home well . . . she's a well-versed businesswoman. I honestly think that SWBTS might be on the right track in affirming women who wish to be homemakers, but their view of what that takes seems to be pretty narrow.

I tried to find a way to throw some sarcasm in there, but failed. Too early.

Robert said...

Proverbs 31? Thats silly, Southern Baptists don't read the old testament, its for the Jews. The curriculum is from Corinthians.

Seriously though, there are probably more reformed people in the SBC than the PCA. Did you see what the PCA did at its GA? (the Westminster confession was reaffirmed as the "paper" pope) There's hardly room to talk. I think its pretty pious to think that God somehow digs us more just because we have fewer fundamentalists.

I hesitate to chastise them for such curriculum (though I am as cynical about its nature as the rest of you). I know a few professional homemakers that are bad asses. The problem is that there are too few of them. If women in the church are being mentored at all, its by older women who are about as indoctrinated into feminism as you can be. Feminism is the libertine reaction to male irresponsibility.

Brian T. Murphy said...
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Brian T. Murphy said...

Matt – that would be great. and they might teach her to stop using bad words in front of school children.

t.sc. – go get her. after all that, she’s probably ready for some t.sc.

clint – well. blast it.

Jeremy – every now and then I meet people who tell me they are against birth control. I always think, “really. wow.” this is actually a big issue for me, because it ties into abortion, and how I inevitably feel about it. I won’t get into that here.

Rae – I suppose I agree that there might not be anything intrinsically wrong with the course. I mean – I try to advocate freedom as much as possible, so I guess people are free to offer and attend whatever courses they want. and I’ll be the first to say that if a woman wants to stay at home, or a man wants to stay at home, that that is a totally personal decision, and I have no right to tell someone whether or not they should do that. proverbs 31. yeah I’m not sure what I think about that.

Robert – the old testament says to beat children to death with rocks, and that is why we don’t read it, except for the part where it says to tithe, and the part about the ten commandments, and that literal creation bit. everything else is for the jews. You are correct.

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