Seen it on the telly and hated it! We'll done, well acted, good story but unwatchable for me. For some reason, Mrs L loves it. But your point is a good one.
The TV version is shocking if you haven't read the book. I like the article as it points out what happens to women eventually if those religious
sorts who advocate the "freedom" to be stay-at-home wives/mothers at the potential mercy of their spouse's whims.
Terrorism is used to bring in law changes and it is vital that we monitor the freedoms that are being swept away in an apparent attempt to keep us "safe". There is a quote from the book along the lines that "better" is never better for all. Whose lives are you willing to make worse in order to make your own better?
I take umbrage at "those religious sorts". I could be classed as one of " those religious sorts". However, "[B]Some[/B] religious sorts" might
be more appropriate. I was happy that my wife chose to stay at home and raise my kids, I believe that they are better for it.
Now, to qualify my statement. I don't care which parent chooses to stay home and raise the kids. It is an awesome responsibility and one that we (pl.) have tended to belittle, to our detriment, I might add. It's easy to use religion as a whipping post for societal ills, when, in reality, it should be an example for all of how to behave. If more effort were put into obeying the directions as set out in your religious text (in my case - the Bible) the entire family would feel safe and secure. FWIW there is nothing in my Bible that says Women should be in subjugation or that their ONLY job is to stay at home and raise the kids. Otherwise some of the most important events recorded therein would have the male as the lead role. (who was the first to report the resurrection? Why did Jesus berate Martha for doing the "womanly" thing and praise Mary for sitting and listening?)
Did you read the article Leigh? You are not the "sort" the article refers to. It is the evangelical television Christian woman who advocates one
thing while living in a different way herself.
I did read the article. I still take umbrage at that generalisation. It's like saying that those Muslims are terrorists. We know that some Muslims are Terrorists, but certainly, not all are.
Not the same thing at all. Not all Christians are a mix of Phyllis Schlafly and Tammy Faye Bakker with a dash of Aimee Semple McPherson.
Not all Muslims are terrorists, either.