I had been called to attend a ‘council’ meeting. There were 30 men folk there. But Not a Single Woman Member. At the end of the affair, I opined that there should have been a Goodly Women’s presence, as the meet had to do with Social issues, and as the Female is part of the Society. Somebody spoke out, stating in No Uncertain terms, that Woman is not Man’s Equal.
The man had referred to St. Paul, 1 Timothy 2:11-12, and 1 Corinthians 14:34-35, though he could not have given the references. These, along with 1 Corinthians 11.2-16, form a rather Hazy, but Well liked opinion in many menfolk. I shall speak of these verses in a separate post.
For now, let us have a look at Genesis 1:26-28, TEV, passim.
Then God said, “And Now We will make Human Beings; They will be Like Us and Resemble Us. They will have Power over …All Animals. So God Created Human Beings, making them to be Like Himself. He Created Them Male and Female, Blessed Them and said, “…I am putting You In charge…”
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Let us now have a second look at the Verses from Genesis again:
Then God said, “And Now We will make Human Beings; They will be Like Us and Resemble Us. They will have Power over …All Animals. So God Created Human Beings, making Them to be Like Himself. He Created Them Male and Female, Blessed Them and said, “…I am putting You In charge…” [ONLY Formatting Changed!]
Neither the Blessings, the Power, nor the Authority was given to ‘man’ alone. They were All given to Man and Woman. The Word Speaks for Itself.
If anybody would like to speak of the KJV in this regard, We see: “26 Let us make man in Our image… Let Them have Dominion… 27 God created man in His Own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He Them. 28 And God Blessed Them, …said unto Them… Have Dominion…” …The masculine Singular becomes Just a Generic for ‘Human Beings.’
It would be Silly to think that Woman, to be Equal to Man, has to be of Similar Weight, carry Similar Loads, etc. Woman is Created by God Equal to Man in Dignity and Responsibilities. When We die, it is Not going to be Sofas for the Men and Steel or Wooden Chairs for the Ladies.