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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Six (Actually Eight) Reasons Why You Shouldn't Send Your Daughter to College

Posted by Dan Savage on Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 9:44 AM

It takes this crazy Catholic blogger thousands and thousands of words to say, essentially, "edumacation fer girls gets in the way of the whole barefoot-and-pregnant thing." Because, you see, a college-educated woman is going to get a job of her own and a woman with her own job is less dependent on her man and that's why educating girls goes against Sharia Law Catholic teaching.

But advocating against sending women to college isn't about oppressing women. No, no:

My personal impression is that the day-to-day grind of a job is below the dignity of women. In a way, it is like being a hired hand, as result of the fall and the penalty for original sin. Of course the Lord and the Popes have raised the dignity of work as a way of husbands living out their vocation and duty. But the penalty for the woman as a result of the fall was pain in childbirth (which requires having babies), not to work. Sending our wives out to work should be a very last resort, a misfortune, so it shouldn’t be part of a plan for young ladies before they even get a start at family life.

Yes, yes: sending your wives to work is a tragedy because that leaves your wife with less time to suffer horrible pain during childbirth. Um... gee. I can't wait to see the post this guy writes when he finds out about epidurals.

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