Women’s Ways and Wiles

Aug 1, 2020

For full overview of August theme Sexuality a Family Gift, search http://www.marfam.org.za

August 1.  Andrew posted the first facebook message on the theme “Sexuality a Family Gift” as a rather unusually challenging invitation. “How do you all, men and women, young and old, feel about women using their feminine wiles to manipulate men to get their way, even colluding with other women for this?  Share your thoughts and feelings and note  carefully one another’s responses without getting into debates.”  Almost everyone agreed that manipulation is not the way to achieve any kind of balance in gender relationships.  It is not fair and not helpful.”                                                   

When Herod’s birthday came the daughter of Herodias danced before the company and pleased Herod, so that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she might ask.   Prompted by her mother she said, “Give me the head of John the Baptist on a platter.”  Matt 14:1-12. 

Pope Francis: Certain forms of feminism have arisen which we must consider inadequate we must nonetheless see in the women’s movement the working of the Spirit for a clearer recognition of the dignity and rights of women.   AL 54

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