Post by arboriscitri78 on Jan 13, 2016 4:40:55 GMT
I know that women that men and women are supposed to have different roles in society and in the family. " The man is to be the head of the home and the woman the heart of it, and wives must be subject to their husbands. I understand that men should be the ones to provide for their family by working, and women should take care of the home. It is my understanding that it is the man's place to fight in battle and for their country in the military, and that it is not a woman's place to engage in combat. After all, I'm pretty sure males should be masculine and females feminine. A masculine woman disgusts me just as much as a feminine man. However, I also understand that St. Joan of Arc led her troops into battle and devised battle strategies, all under the inspiration of God. That seems to be a pretty masculine role to me, and I would think that It is not a woman's place to engage in these types of activities. And yet she is(I think) the patron saint of soldiers!?! I think she is also a symbol used by the advocates of women in the military. It would seem to me that if it is perfectly fine for a woman to be a soldier, then it is also perfectly fine for a woman to be the breadwinner for her family. And if this is the case, then men might as well assume more feminine roles if it is holy for women to assume masculine ones. Why would God tell a woman to step out of her place like that? It seems to me that either men and women don't have such different roles in society after all(and that perhaps the feminists are right), or that St. Joan of Arc was less than a saint. I am greatly confused and troubled by this. Please help and answer my question if you can.