It may seem common for the workplace to be made up of men and women. However going back a few generations, females in the office, factory or worksite were uncommon. In that same era, gentlemen would commonly give up their seat on a crowded train or bus, so a lady could sit down.
In my industry, IT, a large debate is raging as to how we get more females into IT roles. Women and women’s groups demand equality, equal pay, and equal representation. They want that equality based on merit and not tokenism. Don’t get me wrong, I like having women in the workplace. Women often provide different viewpoints, new insights and value that men miss. However, women make up 52% of the population. Is this movements goal to have women make up 52% of the workforce?
So with these social changes, male chivalry and manners have gone by the wayside. If women want the rights of men, then they will be treated as men. The last time I offered to give up my seat for a lady, I received a strange look and rejection. I am obviously too old school and society has moved on.
The Creator God designed males and females differently. While equal in value as humans, each gender has a unique role to play. (Genesis 1:26, 3:16). That uniqueness is nearly extinct.
A dying species is the stay at home mum. Some women find it empowering having vocational careers. If that is your choice, great. If that is every woman’s choice,.. well … Is that still great?
Men don’t have the privilege or ability to birth children. Fathers do have the responsibility of providing for children. Challenging and trying to change the created order on a mass scale has implications. The least of which is less seats on trains for women.