If you’ve read my previous posts, you’ll see that I’ve been talking to Ladies. So now, guys...it’s your turn. Now, I am a sort of old fashioned person, however, if you were waiting to hear ‘a woman’s place is in the kitchen’...you will grow a very long white beard and the moon will turn green and you will still be waiting, even after hell freezes over...not a chance. I would have said when pigs fly but well just a couple of days ago, a pig flew on a US Airways flight, so there goes that one...it seems pigs do fly now. Well, if you insist her place is in the kitchen, like someone said...remember, that's where the knives are!
Where was I? Yes, I am quite old fashioned in certain beliefs but while I am, I also believe that a woman’s place is most certainly NOT in the kitchen. As far as I am concerned that was the statement of a very chauvinistic excuse for a man which some men, because it was more convenient, decided to take as law. Before you start hyperventilating, let me finish. A woman’s place is where her husband needs her. Why do I say that? As a Christian, the Bible says God decided to create ‘an help, meet’ that is to say as I explained in my previous post
‘an aid that would be a counterpart/proper for the man’.
That means that if man needs help in raising finances for the home at some point or the other, that’s her place (i.e. going to work) at that point in time. If he needs help raising the children (at some points dear husband, you will be the one disciplining or laying down the law so her help is not needed at those times), or help to raise support for a campaign e.g Obama, or like our ancestors if they needed help in the farms...that is where her place is. You see a woman does not have a fixed job description. She is not confined to the house yet she is not confined to outside the house (all ye feminists, take heed). She is not just a cook, or child bearing machine, or a nanny or a Laundromat or a lover...she is all that wrapped in one and then some. But so that she does not have multiple personality disorder (of which I am convinced men think all women have...:D), she is each of these and more at different points in life when they are needed.
Now that you understand her place in your life, dear husband, I just want to tell you that just as we have our roles to play, you also have 3 roles to play:
1. Protect her
2. Protect her
3. Protect her
(to be continued...)