I ask this question because we often hear about JW men (bros., elders, servants, CO's etc.) treating sisters as lower and weaker beings than themselves.
But I wonder if it's not just a male-dominant world problem.
I didn't grow up as a JW so every male I met for 30 years was not a JW. I met very nice, gentle men in that time but I also met men who had huge egos that needed stroking. And if they were challenged by a female they would turn nasty.
I stayed at home with my kids when they were little. Those years were spent with a very abusive man who destroyed my confidence and joy. He managed to humiliate me and make me feel worthless, despite serving him in every way. He was my husband and not a JW.
I then met my 2nd hubby in the borg. He wasn't raised a JW yet he had and still has all the qualities of a chrisitian man. He was and still is kind and gentle, supportive, generous, patient, and faithful.
Could it be that people are what they are? In or out of the borg, male or female..........if you give someone enough power, they'll abuse it? I think that those awful bros. that treat women badly, would do the same out of the borg, it's just that the WTS promotes men and therefore empowers them.
If at work a woman encounters sexual descrimination, she can do something about it. But in the borg, when she DOES encounter sexual descrimination she has no support. The borg IS sexist. But like my hubby, there are men in the borg that respect women, and out of the borg there are men that abuse women.
What do you think?