Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Eve of Deconstruction

From Inside a really good article by Dawn Eden at Dawn Patrol well worth the read of the entire article: and she wrote a pretty good book too, "The Thrill of the Chaste-Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On"

...In Mulieris Dignitatem, John Paul II outlined a vision of returning man and woman to the "one flesh" union they shared in the Garden of Eden. This original unity is radical precisely because it restores true equality, in which there is no division between the sexes in the only area where it matters: human dignity. It was a point so important to the Holy Father that, within the apostolic letter, he repeated several times the words of St. Paul in Galatians 3:28: In Christ Jesus, "there is neither male nor female."

"Man and woman," he wrote, "are called from the beginning not only to exist 'side by side' or 'together,' but they are also called to exist mutually 'one for the other.'"

With that sentence, John Paul II struck a blow to the core of feminist ideology -- the "solitude of self" so prized by Stanton, in which women are "freed" from institutionalized forms of belonging. Woman is "called from the beginning" to exist not only alongside man, but for man -- and man for woman. "[T]he dignity of women," the Holy Father wrote with emphasis,"is measured by the order of love." ... (
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