Do Men Outsource Virtue to Women?

Women cannot be held responsible for saving, creating, or maintaining civilization.

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Women create, shape, and maintain human culture. Manners exist because women exist. Worthy men adjust their behavior when a woman enters the room. They become better creatures. Civilization arises and endures because women have expectations of themselves and of those around them.[3]

While Stanton wants to ground this idea in scripture, women religious leaders note that this thesis is simply not biblical [4] and that he does not reference any Scripture in his article, beyond noting that Christ was born of a woman.

  • Our sexual desires, both for men and women, and the biological systems that support them are influenced by the world around us.
  • The world around us presents the sexualized female form in almost every medium.
  • In order to support this outsourcing, women are elevated to virtuous, moral, and naturally religious beings who are responsible for civilizing our society.
  • But, women are also cast as femme fatales — currently known as Porn Chics — controling and manipulating men who become sexual pawns.
  • Current research (both brain and hormone) demonstrates that men can maintain control of their sexual desires.
  • Do men want to be virtuous — to be responsible for control of their own sexual desire is TBD.
  • To want to be virtuous means:
  • Being aware of the research about male and female sexual desire
  • Know that women can’t sanctify men and men can’t sanctify women
  • Don’t get caught up in Chic Porn
  • Relate to women as equals
  1. _____ “Cornelia Otis Skinner Quotes.” https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/147204.Cornelia_Otis_Skinner
  2. Stanton, Glen T. (2016) “Why Men and Women Are Not Equal.” The First Things. https://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2016/08/why-man-and-woman-are-not-equal.
  3. Milller, Rachel Green. (2016) “Do Women Make Men civilized? A Daughter of the Reformation. https://rachelgreenmiller.com/2016/08/31/do-women-make-men-civilized/
  4. Wolfendale, Jessica. (2016) “Dangerously Provocative.” The Dangerous Woman Project. http://dangerouswomenproject.org/2016/07/04/dangerously-provocative/.
  5. Katz, Jackson. (2013) “Porn Chic, Gender Performance, and Halloween Fashion. HuffPost. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/porn-chic-gender-performance-and-halloween-fashion_b_4159679.
  6. Ibid.
  7. Ibid.
  8. Burnett, Dean. (2018). “How ‘provocative clothes affect the brain — and why it’s no excuse for assault. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/science/brain-flapping/2018/jan/25/how-provocative-clothes-affect-the-brain-and-why-its-no-excuse-for-assault.
  9. Miller (2016)
  10. Wolfendale (2016)
  11. Wolfendale (2016)

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