Over at the National Catholic Register there is a piece by Pat Archbold which I liked.
I have written about this topic before, but not for a while now.
My theory is that each year a new wave of young barbarians will be unleashed on the world unless they are civilized first. I mean, young men. Women civilize men. If women start acting like men, the men don’t get formed in the proper way. The end result is going to be bad for everyone and women are going to be hurt more than men in the disaster that results.
That said, let’s see this piece with some emphases and comments.
Bring Back The Fairer Sex
Question: [QUAERITUR!] Is it sexist to ask young women to be ladylike?
It would seem so. Earlier in the week it was reported that a Catholic High School asked its young women to sign a pledge not to curse.
The media descended with its charges of sexism and the school quickly relented and opened the pledge up to boys. [Instead of caving in they should have had a “knight in shining armor pledge” for the boys.]
While I am not in favor of either gender cursing, I have no problem with asking young women to be superior to their male counterparts. Even in a coed school (which may or may not be such a great idea) [Over rated.] we need to teach our boys to be men and our girls to be ladies. And guess what, ladies don’t curse (much). [Nor do they dress like hookers.]
I think it is perfectly sensible and reasonable to single out girls for a call to better behavior. Boys will be called to behave like men in their own way, but boys are different than girls. I think that our world and our culture already suffers from the lack of the former benign influence of ladies. Today, we have all too many girls who grow up merely into curvier versions of the vulgar male counterparts. [And they pay a far more horrible price.]
Bottom line, you cannot make ladies of young women by asking them to be equal parts sugar, spice, slugs, and snails.
The world does not need more women who act like men. [Do I hear an “Amen!”? ] We need something better than that, we need ladies. We don’t merely need the other sex, we need the fairer sex back. [Notice how he, correctly, writes of “sex” and not of “gender”? When you see “gender”, alarm bells must sound.]
Ladies soften the temperaments of men, every generation before the last few knew this. It is these young women, called to the higher purposes of being ladies, in their turn call men to the higher purpose of being gentlemen. [Yes.]
I suppose that without ladies, you will never have gentlemen.
So ask more of them, ask them to be different from the boys, ask them to be better than the boys. The world needs ladies, we need our fairer sex back.
One of the trends in the entertainment industry – which probably dovetails with big-business abortion – is that female characters are turning into more efficient and extravagant killers than many of the male characters.
On a related note, if we don’t as a society, a nation, start having more babies, we are soon going to be in deeper trouble than we are in now.