6 February, 2016, 12:00 am
With reference to Fulori Turaga and Inoke Tuirara’s letters in the F/T of January 29, 2016 and January 30, 2016 respectively, firstly, I would like to say, “hear, hear!” to Fulori. I totally agree with you!
In fact, I was expecting and was not at all surprised by Inoke’s reply. He used the most common argument I know which, in my opinion, is also the most common error made by the majority of men who believe strongly in Inoke’s theory.
I’m expecting criticism on my theory from both genders, however, here are my thoughts and I will quote from the Bible, the inspired words which instructs us of what is correct and right to do, the doing of which only a fool will argue.
1 Corinthians 11:3 tells us that the Lord would have us know that the head of every man is Christ and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
It is pretty clear cut as to who is the head.
Ephesians 5:22-23, 33 says, “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Saviour â€¦ However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.”
Colossians 3:18 instructs “Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.”
Now, while the Lord tells us that the man is the head, he also instructs the head to love his wife as himself.
The Lord also gives clear instructions to the wives that they are to submit to their husbands (not to any other man) as is fitting in the Lord so she clearly has the right not to submit if her submission is not fitting in the Lord.
In other words, if a man is clear of his role towards his wife and if he is living it and instructing his sons likewise and if he is loving his neighbour as himself (Mark 12:31), then why are the men bulldozing their way through women and children and taking the best seats as Fulori points out?
It’s obvious the answer is that those men are ignorant of their biblical Christ-like roles!
Looking at the worldly side of things, women are fighting for equal rights. Why would a woman fight for equal rights, which are supposed to be already hers, if she were being treated right?
What women are fighting for are equal rights at the workplace. The right not to be trampled by overbearing and domineering men but the right to be recognised if they are producing equally or doing a better job.
The way I see it is that in the world, men do not view women as God does and so a woman does not need to be submissive to such a man.
She is forced to fight in these circumstances or face getting trampled and debased and ridiculed in the face of her children just as the women and children had to stand in the bus!
To make a woman stand in the bus has nothing to do with equal rights as Inoke believes.
In fact, there is a huge difference if one cares to view it and understand it in the proper perspective!