Seems there's something called ''the patriarchy movement'' south of the border, which wants to revive those old Christian ideas of women submitting to men, and women knowing their place as second to men.
It's not a big movement, at least not yet. But, as the author of this piece points out, it's getting organized. What's more, judging from my work over the past year or so, there are lots of people out there, men and women but mostly men, who would love a return to a time when men were men and women were ''the little woman.'' Or as these people call them, ''true women.''
The “countercultural” attitudes that signers support include the idea that women are called to affirm and encourage godly masculinity, and honor the God-ordained male headship of their husbands and pastors; that wifely submission to male leadership in the home and church reflects Christ’s submission to God, His Father; that “selfish insistence on personal rights is contrary to the spirit of Christ”; and, in a pronatalist turn of phrase that recalls the rhetoric of the Quiverfull conviction, their willingness to “receive children as a blessing from the Lord.”
Seriously: They sign a manifesto (PDF) and pledge ''to affirm and encourage men as they seek to express godly masculinity, and to honor and support God-ordained male leadership in the home and in the church.''
Oh yeah, and not vote. And not use contraception. Barefoot, pregnant and without a voice.
What's next? A burka?