Blog 2625 — Sociological Perspective
Did you ever connect these dots? They span two thousand years!
- Western civilization arose out of the New Testament on the legs of Christian love.
- Western prosperity arose out of Christ’s teachings that love is the solution for hatred and the way toward a better life.
- Men don’t need and even reject using love for decisions in their competitive world. Teachings of Western churches have never been very effective convincing men that love should flood the marketplace of masculinized business ideas.
- Yet, Western prosperity developed and was sustained with men obviously in control.
- Loaded with self-love at birth, women were enabled to spread love to others. When used solely to female advantage, love became an admired virtue and internal strength.
- Armed with Christ’s legitimacy of love, women indirectly injected love into the workplace, and it enabled prosperity to morph toward female-friendly.
- Both sexes are born to get their way with the other. Women learned to rely on indirect methods to get their way while facing male dominance.
- Male dominance expanded with this remorseful slant, it’s dominance without respect for the dominated. Wives learned to do better.
- Wives competing directly with husbands weakened love and its connections. Women learned to do better.
- The directness and self-respect of girls and single women discouraged men getting their way and thereby earned more respect of women.
- Female toughness, self-love, and the loving ability of women earned and defended self-respect and made male dominance tolerable to women and children.
- Capitalizing on that above, women became more successful over the centuries.
- By using discretion and risking disapproval and criticism, they convinced men that love and sex were not the same. She could love, would provide comfort and care, but only yield sex if a man married her.
- Formal marriage became successful and families more bountiful, and so marriage became standard, expected, and institutional.
- As prosperity improved home life, wives became more influential with husbands and their affairs. The inborn patience and indirectness of a wife’s loving spirit helped husbands morph workplace values and standards into an ever-increasing female-friendly society.
- More influential wives enabled mothers to raise children to love one another, and who as adults added more love-based values into the workplace. Each generation built more pressure toward female-friendly prosperity.
- Over the course of two millennia the role of women developed differently than happenings outside Western civilization. Women led men to greater comfort in homes covered in love and wives wrapped in it, the married man found much more satisfaction with himself than when male dominance stomped on female-friendly domestic life.
- Women finally and gradually broke onto the political scene with typical female courage to pursue what they need in order to get their way. In the present day, they get their way with everything but with man, boyfriend, or husband.
- On the surface it appears women can have their way with a man, but they can’t capture or keep the one they want most. When she chooses to get her way indirectly and instead favors a man’s directness, she can find a man willing to spend his life with her.
Over two millennia, women groped, grappled, and fought in the background. They managed, however, to morph two male-dominant religions—Christianity and Judaism—into our female-dominant Judeo-Christian culture. They got off the sideline of society by conquering a man for marriage before he conquered her for sex. Love was her instrument of persuasion, being possessively cherished was her reward.
Women were thus empowered with love legitimized and made highly respected by Christ. Out of that endowment, women made themselves highly desirable, meaningful, useful, and worth more in the best interest of men.
Nowadays, women battle in the foreground to get their way with a man. The modern process, however, leaves men thinking that a woman’s love is neither desirable, meaningful, useful, nor in the best interest of a man. Too much else goes with it, and women are no longer in the winning position. They’ve dealt themselves a lousy hand.