An editorial in the February 28 Waco Tribune-Herald tells of a father, editor Carlos Sanchez, who felt bad that he did not prepare his little daughter for embracing the feminist agenda. He asked her if she knew that girls may someday be able to be part of the crew on a U.S. Navy submarine. The little girl answered "cool." This surprised Mr. Sanchez. Her simple answer made him feel that he had failed her for not encouraging her to think that this was "great" news. She added that it didn't bother her because after all boys were brave and that was not the place for girls.
Sanchez added, "Should I have been bothered because she expressed no outrage that girls had been excluded in the past?" She seemed to accept the fact that they had been excluded, so I must have failed, he added. He had not taught her about gender equality!
In my opinion this was a sick editorial. There is a difference between men and women, and a deadly submarine is no place for women. Not only because of the sexual issue that can arise when you put together in close quarters men and women, but also because a young wife or mother may die in combat in a sub and children are left without mom!
But that is not the thinking today. What is interesting is that the little eight year old had a natural instinct that a submarine was no place for a girl—it was a place for men to defend their country, and a place to stand ready to defend their wives and children! She seemed to know this by natural instinct!
There is no such thing as gender physical equality. This is a myth perpetrated as a social agenda and by rabid feminism. Unfortunately, many Christians think that it is ok for women to die for their country. They have not read all the facts on the issue nor have they read their Bible on the subject.
I suggest the doubters read the factual, statistically-filled book "Co-Ed Combat" by Kingsley Browne, published by Sentinel. He is a former Supreme Court clerk and a professor of law at Wayne State University in Michigan. He is no idiot on the subject!
Anyone who reads this book and is honest would change their minds on feminism and the issue of women in combat situations. But the feminists are dishonest and have an agenda to push. Many women are now intimidated and cannot back out from what they were taught in high school and college about so-called gender equality. They can't let the "sister-hood" down!
What the Bible says about the issue is inspired by the Holy Spirit and cannot be changed. It tells us how things really are! Peter says that wives are "the weaker vessel, since they are women" (1 Pet. 3:7). And Paul adds that the woman's greatest value is her "good works" "as befits women making a claim to godliness" and that they should be clothed modestly and discreetly, not with ostentatiousness" (1 Tim. 2:9-10). Women are emotional and can be led astray. They need to learn how to love their husbands and their children, Paul writes, and how "to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, that the Word of God may not be dishonored" (Titus 2:4-5). This would not include going into combat, being pilot-esses, sailor-etes, soldier-etes, etc. If you are angry, you are biblically wrong. Read your Bible! And also read the book! –Dr. Mal Couch (Mar.,10)