My brother came to stay last night. He’s not a big believer in feminism; I feel if at this point my sister, my mother and I have failed to convince him, then he’s a lost cause. Herself thinks that this is a paltry attitude and seizes every chance to point out to him the error of his ways (this is a child who accuses me of being an instrument of the patriarchy when I say that green is a nice colour on her – perhaps I have done my work too well here). Anyhow, she hauled him over the coals and routed him comprehensively before breakfast.
I can’t help feeling, therefore, that it was unfortunate that, in his presence, she had to troop up to the altar this morning to do the second reading which included the line:
For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God’s truth, so that the promises made to the patriarchs might be confirmed.
In other news, I have finally finished the wretched essay.
hooray on the essay! Boo to the patriarchy
Charles Lock says
Green has always been the new black if you fish, which I do. Speaking as a man the patriarchy is nothing compared to the Jewish matriarchy. You should be taking lessons, ignore the old enmities and learn from the professionals.
The last patriarch was the Virgin Mary. And if you read the genealogy in the gospels there are a lot of women, interesting women.
Though of course Jesus did pick only male apostles. On the other hand only women can have children.
Thank you kind commenters for commenting and shame on me for neglecting you for so long. Update: the patriarchy continues to oppress. Happy new year.