Irresponsible Women2:00 AM
Always, women possessed power.
For the love of a beautiful woman, Troy was destroyed, Uriah murdered, young men fell into a pit of immorality. Women, in every society, whether oppressed or free as a whole, have ruled—literally like Jezebel, Cleopatra and Esther, for good and bad. Abigail rescued her fool-husband from King David’s fury. Tamar tricked her father-in-law Judah into sin. Salomé danced for the head of John the Baptist. Solomon’s wives led the wisest man in world’s history into dark paganism.
In our culture, women have been painted as victims primarily—indeed, many women today are victimized, exploited (by both men and women) and, fair enough, the major civilizations never had problems of female chauvinism until today. But whether cultures admitted it or not, women have always held power—always and in various ways. And where woman has ruled, she has ruled supremely.
And she’s smart. She knows a plight of victimization gains many more dollars and much sympathy, and a movement of female empowerment still swamps culture today, redefining (and even obliterating) what it means to be woman, to be female, feminine.
I don’t believe in a woman that is second-rate creation—no, and God forbid we think so. She is capable of intelligence; she is, like man, capable of great power—and thus equal opportunities of great good and great corruption. Anyone who underestimates what women can do deals themselves embarrassment and possibly something worse. Women constantly underestimate themselves by seeing discrimination and oppression everywhere, and thus we’ve dug ourselves into a hole of hostility, of woman vs. the world.
Modern woman has proved her point, and agreed: women are capable of almost everything, if not everything, that men can do. Their intellect and ability and what have you isn’t the question anymore.
This is the question: How far should she go?