Monday, February 25, 2013

On the "Bright" Side

I bet the issues pertaining to this so-called "seminary bubble" are at least somewhat mitigated by the fact that many graduates in this field do not have to compete against women for jobs.

(Indeed, although this article pays lips services to the reality that women too can graduate from seminary nowadays, throughout it nonetheless assumes that the default seminary grad is a man).

On a more general note, this article isn't about the so-called Man Crisis that's so popular for some to hitch their careers to.

Nonetheless, in my brain, the reality that religious organizations are once again afforded a special right that doesn't usually extend to other employers, this time the right to discriminate on the basis of sex, reminds me of that lingering subtext I always read into many Man Crisis narratives- that smoldering resentment toward the erosion of male privilege that's resulted in women getting to have jobs to which men are entitled by virtue of them being men.

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