Oh thank goodness. This column by Barbara Kay is exactly the response everyone needed to Ashley Csanady, National Post columnist, who calls herself a reporter.
Csanady recently wrote that VP Mike Pence was perpetuating “rape culture” by not dining alone with women who are not his wife. Right.
For the record, I have worked with men who have strict rules about what they will and will not do with women who are not their wives. These rules included but were not limited to not travelling solo with a woman. I have also worked in totally secular environments with men with no such standards. My personal (survey of one) record: uncomfortable moments with men conducting themselves inappropriately come to a tally of two in secular environments. The tally is zero in the Christian environments, plus they promoted me to management. Not exactly what anyone can call sexism.
What we need here is dialogue. I’ve found myself having cordial conversations on Facebook with friends who think that Mike Pence thinks women are all sexual objects. I have explained that Mike Pence has these rules not because he views women as sexual objects, but rather because he views himself as a sinful man; he sees family culture is not thriving, there are so many mistakes made that lead to family breakdown which is totally painful and completely avoidable, so he takes steps to ensure this doesn’t happen to him and furthermore, that he is above reproach.
Hats off to Mike Pence and all the other men like him. They are reaping their reward in a happy family life–which is not something that can be said of everyone today, sadly.