Sister I realize some woman are scared of power, as it seems to be in your case.
FP>>Scared of power?? No Wendy, I'm not scared of it. I don't understand how you can come to that conclusion just because I said I think power is seductive. I just prefer not to have it the way some women want it. Isn't that my choice? I think I am powerful in my own way. If I can be a good influence on my kids, and teach them my values and also how to treat others, and they listen to me, that's power. It works on hubby too. In fact I posted some days ago, that real power comes from the hand that rocks the cradle. I'm sure you are familiar with that expression. Mothers can do a lot to influence their children, esp boys.
Wendy>> But others are not, they have a voice that needs to be heard. There are so many woman who are intelligent, charasmatic, and envangalistic. Why are they repressed? Why can't we hear a talk from them on Sunday morning? I have heard plenty of talks that would put me to sleep, but a sister gets up for her 5 minute demonstration, and I am all ears. There is a diffeerence between men and woman, I think we all agree on this. And it is really easier for some to hide behind the coat tails of their husband.
FP>>And I don't do that either.
Wendy>>But something you must remember, not all woman want to do this. I for one have a voice that I want heard. I don't want to be dismissed because of the ability to wear a dress.
If you are happy with this, then so be it. But don't deny it isn't there...it is and I bet in thousands of references written by the wtbts in black and white.
FP>>Wendy I feel I have a voice that wants to be heard too. But I want to focus it in other areas, such as writing, or even encouraging other people other than JWs to be the best they can be, and being able to influence young minds before they get cynical. That is where I think I have power to do good. My friend and I are talking about collaborating on something to accomplish this. Maybe on the net; maybe in some books.