Thursday, June 18, 2009

Damsels in Distress

Fr. Angelo offers some compelling reflections, saying:
Unless women once again become the guardians of chastity and domestic life, we are all doomed. The dignity and power of a woman lies in her prerogative to say yes or no. She becomes a queen or a plaything with the well-placed whisper of one little word. The whole world turns on this power, and it must be defended unto the death. It is both the stuff of adventure and a primordial, domestic thing. But isn’t domestic life the real adventure, the place where every day is perilous and uncertain, where the whole world hangs in the balance? Yes, the power of a woman’s consent is a domestic reality, one pertaining to marriage and procreation before anything else, but it extends to the whole of civilized life.


SF said...

Fantastic article.

elena maria vidal said...

It is pretty powerful!

maryvictrix said...

Thanks Elena, and readers!

Julygirl said...

I always told my daughters that women are the civilising force of the world. It is up to them to set the tone of male/female interaction.