The following is a guest post from the Reverend Tradition. He has asked for space to air his views, and in the spirit of free speech, we have granted him this opportunity.*
Ordinarily, I speak only to the people who follow me and who participate in my weekly services or invite me to their home to commune and converse with them, often while breaking break and feasting together. Today, I seek to spread my message further by writing a blog. I hope this blog will reach many, especially those who need to hear it–I mean those who are confused about gender roles. Or worse: those who consciously break traditional gender roles.
Traditional Gender Roles are Long Established
For centuries, women and men have had different jobs in a society. Men typically provide safety, security, and the wealth that is needed to build, raise, and maintain a family. Women, on the other hand are naturally gifted with softer skills: the ability to calm children; the eye for decor to create an aesthetically beautiful home; the ability to converse with others of their type in harmonious communication (sometimes referred to as “the gift of gab.”). Both men and women are required to create a household in which children will feel loved and thrive.
Traditional Gender Roles Help Organize Society
Some men and women have become confused about their roles in society. There are so many mixed messages out there, it’s no surprise that some people would be deluded. There are some–many of whom are feminists–who disseminate deliberately confounding and revolutionary ideas. Our entire society is based upon appropriately organized families. A father and a mother are both needed for the proper functioning of society. They each have their roles. If mothers’ and fathers’ start to blur their responsibilities–if the father takes over some of the mother’s childcare responsibilities, or if, say, the mother begins to provide the wealth for the family–the children will become confused and anxious. As a result, the family unit will fall into dysfunction.
Traditional Gender Roles are Natural, Not Created by Man
Biology, not habit, conditions gender. Women are able to bear children and to feed them from their own bodies. Women’s natural role is to succor children, and expanding logically from that biological imperative, to care for the entire family and the home. All from within. Men plant seeds and move on to other activities–those that provide the means for the women to maintain a healthy home.
Some would have us believe that traditional gender roles are mere habit, or even worse, the result of force and oppression. Nothing could be further from the truth. Gender roles are God-given and nature-enforced. It is society’s job to accept and embrace their responsibilities, including the responsibilities they have to their gender.
*This blog post is fictitious and was written for use in KL’s gamified EGL 204 Class. The image of “Reverend Tradition” was made using CrazyTalk 8.