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Monday, May 01, 2006

Like a man at a baby shower

J.D. Carriere has a recent post tumbling about Eucharistic ministers. Most of the discussion is genderless, but is titled "Unnecessary Broads," and has a picture of an amused and under-dressed ministrix.

While we could take notice of the plainness of the participants, both lay and clerical, and the drab meeting-hall style of what is visible of the church, we shan't.

Instead, let's consider precisely how many things have been screwed up by unnecessary broads.
  • Pubs. A unisex bar is a meat market. When the women come in, the stogies and boisterous piano songs shuffle out. Then enter the young males on the hunt, doused in cologne and gussied up in urban flair. Lastly, the dance music takes over. A perfectly good pub is ruined.
  • The Vatican. Folks who say we'll never have female priests haven't taken a good look at the crop we have.
  • Offices. Forget about sexual politics in the workplace, the double standard that females can treat their jobs as hobbies and males can't is bad enough.
  • The ballot box. This should be self evident. Of course we should not forget that one of the founding principles of T&A is that even men shouldn't be voting (at least not much).
Well, Pet, I'm off for a pint ...


Blogger J D Carriere said...

For what it's worth, I called it Unnecessary Broads both because of the evident truth of it and because Redemptionis Sacramentum referred to their use being "unnecessarily ...broadened".

This phrase, it occurs to me, describes equally well what has befallen pubs and whatnot.

Good tie in, and thanks for the link.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 10:43:00 AM  

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