Good morning, good morning! I thought I’d just cruise by this whole thing one more time, and then perhaps we can let it dwindle into extinction. Sound good? Here’s the thing. There are obviously many, many feathers in the air, and the likelihood of this post calming everyone down may be slim to none. But – there are clearly several groups of people following along on this, and so I’ll parcel out my responses and address the groups individually.
Group 1: People who agreed with me, and who get it
Hello there. Cheery wave.
Group 2: Rachel Held Evans fans, who found this blog accidentally and who were passionately offended by my remarks
Hello there. Cheery wave. Actually, we’re in completely different camps – and one or two very controversial blog posts are probably not enough to clearly understand where we at Femina are coming from. But suffice it to say that we’re not the oppressed, trodden-upon women that we’ve been caricatured as being. Submission doesn’t have to look like slavery . . . true submission never does. And to be perfectly honest, this is a much more fun place to stand than over in the camp where there’s a lot of indignation and hurt feelings. Seriously – things are a lot more cheerful over here. Come by and hang out for a while and I think you’ll see what I mean.
Group 3: “I’m totally confused. I’d like to be on your side here, but why on earth did you hit that bee’s nest, why on earth did you hit it so hard, and I have a pit in my stomach about the whole thing.”
OK – you’re the group I really wanted to talk to. Read More