No Machismo, No Hembrismo

On November 15 A.D. 2019 The New Yorker published an article by Susan B. Glasser entitled:

“In Trump’s Jaded Capital, Marie Yovanovitch’s Uncynical Outrage”

Yovanovitch is a former U.S. ambassador to the Ukraine, and the article dealt with her testimony in the current presidential impeachment inquiry. The title of the article and the gender of the former ambassador led me to coin a term:

Non-tyrannical patriarchy.

Sure, the ouster of Yovanovitch by President Trump was abrupt and no doubt shocking to her. But it’s a rough world out there. Once it was common to say, “It’s a man’s world,” because it was commonly recognized that men and women are not only anatomically different, but psychologically and emotionally different – which is not equivalent to inferior.

We non-tyrannical patriarchialists affirm those distinctions and believe that society is better off when it does likewise: men normatively in positions of leadership such as an ambassadorship. Yes, ordinarily men should be heads of state, town fathers, heads of households. God’s word the holy Bible insists that all ordained leaders in the Church of Christ be male.

At the same time, we non-tyrannical patriarchialists deny that men have the right to regard their wives as mere chattel slaves or to oppress women. Remember that good old word chivalry? Let it be equally normative that men cherish, protect, and provide for the mothers, wives, sisters, and daughters of the world.

Vive la difference. Let society’s vocations generally reflect the toughness of masculinity and the tenderness of femininity. Long live “the binary.” Let men and women, both bearers of the image of God, celebrate and enjoy the respective roles God has given to each of the two (and only two) sexes.

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  1. Jeanette

    I believe in Two sexes male and female, both with different skills provided by God our creator, to help each other. Good article KG2, but what does this have to do with ambassador Marie? Are you saying she shouldn’t be ambassador because she is a woman? Jeanette

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