Peace Between The Sexes

May 21, 2016


“The war between the sexes is the only one in which both sides regularly sleep with the enemy.”
Quentin Crisp, Manners from Heaven: A Divine Guide to Good Behaviour

 

A French soldier named Chauvin received a very small pension from Napoleon. He was overly appreciative and bragged on Napoleon every chance he got to the point of nausea for many people. It became a cliche for making much ado about nothing and when a person did such they were called a Chauvinist.  I also have read where he was wounded seventeen times and so such patriotism would also be derided, but was probably the reason for the small pension and his exuberant praise of Napoleon.

In the 60’s with the advent of Women’s Lib, Gloria Steinem et al, someone coined the phrase Male Chauvinist Pig and it was used as an insult against all men, but especially those who did not go along with their movement. Even if you disagreed on a few points you were still a pig. This seems to indicate an idea of female superiority that cannot be wrong or questioned.  There are women and groups today that do seem to promote women as superior so it would be fitting to call them Female Chauvinists.  I would not add pig to that.  My Momma taught me to be kind to women.  Besides, such terminology is not required to speak about either side of that philosophical coin.

Both male and female Chauvinism are sins. God did not create the sexes for war. He created them for love and oneness. He created woman to be fit for the man. Meaning she is an inferior person? No. A man’s strengths are to be the woman’s weaknesses and the woman’s strengths the man’s weaknesses so that they are stronger together than they could ever be apart. There is no shame in admitting that you have weaknesses no matter what your gender.

Why is there so much personal pride over something you had no control over? God created the genders and allowed the sperm with the needed gene to impregnate your mother’s egg to make you a male or female. Instead of being proud, just seek to find your purpose as your gender and be the best male or female you can be.

Think of all that has been achieved by men and women during the war between the sexes. How much more might have been achieved if we had laid down that vain Chauvinist pride and worked as God ordained?

Glorify God and not your gender. Find out your strengths and weaknesses and if you are single look for a mate that is fit for you or strengthens your weaknesses and you theirs for a bond that will last through the storms of life that seek to tear you apart.

Put down your signs and banners and cross over the lines of division and grasp hands to build a better society and world following the design and order God ordained. Walk in love, not war. Peace is wonderful and fruitful thus may peace be unto you are you become the best you can be in Him! Shalom! Maranatha!

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