Encouragment to Get Pregnant and Forego Shoes, Too
A reporter on Wolf Blitzer's "The Situation Room" did a story about Texas-based Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's new degree program in "homemaking." For women only. There was the usual tut-tuting (from a male critic) about turning back the clock and keeping the fairer sex out of the workplace. Paige Patterson, the president of the seminary, explained (paraphrasing here) that the courses and undergraduate degree - which begins this fall and has attracted 15 students - are designed to encourage and instruct ladies who are committed to making 'the home' their vocation.
The coursework appears pretty harmless and more useful than the typical menu served up at most Womyn Studies Departments, like, "Feminist Reconceptualizations of Knowledge" or "Sociology of Gender."
Dr. Dorothy Patterson, wife of President Paige, teaches several classes. She also describes herself "as first and foremost a homemaker." Frankly, more of today's unfettered young ladies would benefit from a mentoring relationship with a stable, older woman like Mrs. Patterson.
Robert Parham, professional curmudgeon, had a snarky comment about the voluntary degree program. This is the same fella that was loudly opposed to the 'exit strategy.'