A reader took exception to a line in last week’s WND column as follows:
"Women were once respected for their morals, purity, values, strengths, intelligence and vigilance in guarding their reputation. Now they are "respected" for having an abortion. Go figure."
I agree with everything above except intelligence. Its a nicely sentimental, but untrue.
This reader started out signing him/herself as “Don,” but later changed to “Donna.”
Historically she’s correct, of course. So I replied:
“Hmmm - you may be right.”
Embolded, she sent the following email:
Because women should NOT be respected for their intelligence. They have many qualities, but compared to men, intelligence is not one of them. Best, Donna
Curious as to how far she was willing to defend such a position, I replied:
Interesting perspective, and one with which I'll have to disagree. We're just as intelligent as men - but in different areas.
Following is the remainder of our email exchange as it escalated over the next couple of days.
Well, as a Christian woman, I think men are the superior intellect. One of the obvious reasons why they should rule the house and the nations.
But kindly name for me one area in which the female mind is equal to men. Politics, technology, philosophy...what?
Communication (largely verbal). Relationships (empathy, sympathy). Attention to details (why we make such spiffy keepers of the home). Not "strong" traits, but just as necessary.
Well, lets examine these for a moment.
Communications: If I reflect opon the greatest speeches in history, not a single one was spoken by woman. On the other hand, I can watch any number of talk shows hosted by women, for women, and the conversation is vacuous compared to that of men (even stupid men).
Realtionships: The last 50 years have been disasterous for women (and children) for their failure to understand the most basic rules of relationships: Men don't buy the cow if the milk is free. (Men had a grasp on this from the beginning.)
Attention to details: ?!? You mean like "color cordination" and "cobwebs"! Men simply don't care....thats why they have helpmates...for the little and mundane.
I find your attitude extraordinary. I don’t believe I’ve ever met another woman who is so determined to find women inferior based on extreme examples of feminism’s ill-effects. You cite illustrations which damn *all* women derived from the rancid achievements of those poor saps who have been suckered into the feminist mentality. This has far less to do with native intelligence than it does brainwashing, in my humble opinion.
I like to think women DO bring some good into this world – yeah, I know I’m weird – and I’m sorry that you can’t recognize that, in which case, we’ll have to agree to disagree. Meanwhile, I’ll continue to admire the women physicians, the women scientists (Jane Goodall?), the women humanitarians (Mother Theresa?) who bring light into this world despite being lowly females.
I never said women were inferior. Nor did I say women don't contribute. I merely addressed one aspect: intelligence compared to men.
But you've demonstrated very well how women cannot keep a coherent argument going. And how when their beliefs get challenged (and unaswered!) they get testy and hysterical.
Go have a cofee with your friends and emote.
Funny, I thought I had given three examples of female intelligence which you then dismissed as inferior. My apologies, I guess I misunderstood. Must be my lack of intelligence.
I’ll be posting these emails on my blog because I think readers will be interested in your perspective.
Off to emote with the weeds in my garden. Have a nice day.
Thanks for posting the emails. It will let many know exactly what you are (all 3 people who will read it).
Comments are welcome from all three of my readers. It's important to "let many know" exactly what I am.