A mother sends, to cuttingly illustrate the point.
Today I am resigning the active ministry of my motherhood. I remain in the enclosure (house) and will pray for the new mother who will bear the power of office for the governance of the family.
Whew! What a relief!
The sad thing is, a lot of first and second wave feminist women basically attempted exactly this in the second half of the 20th century. The analogy here is instantly and painfully recognizable to so many of their children.Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose….