Thursday, November 19, 2009

From this week's "New Yorker"


9 comments:

IT said...

Yes, that made the rounds in my women-in-science faculty group....

Jim said...

One rather assumes that their answer would be it is the fault of women.

;;sigh;;

FWIW
jimB

Sidney said...

I'm afraid the success of the Roman Catholic Church versus us is proof positive that the vast majority of the women in the world don't want to be on the panel.

Those of us who support women's ordination need to admit the great tragedy that we have gambled and lost.

SUSAN RUSSELL said...

The "success of the RC Church"????

You're kidding, right?

Sidney said...

I suppose we mean different things by 'success'. What do you mean by it?

Sidney said...

Susan,

if you don't want to engage me, I understand, but I'll just briefly clarify what I was trying to convey if it made no sense to you. By 'success' I meant success of the institution (membership, money, influence, community) of the Catholic church. Which is different from success in being true to the gospel.

But at some point, institutions matter. We are at the point where zillions of women in other churches would rather be in big successful churches rather than be in a lonely small church with people like us they agree with and respect them. That's big trouble for us.

Sidney said...

One other comment about the cartoon. In my parish and at work that would be a committee of women talking about why no men are on the panel, and what do we have to do to get men to volunteer. Then they spend two hours wasting time talking, talking, talking, talking and have no clue that the problem is they're all talk and no action.

JCF said...

Is "Sidney" a clever parody, or???? I can't tell. :-/

Eric said...

I do remember seeing that cartoon and getting a big smile out of it. I thought how true it is and unfortunate....