All Men Are Not The Same

Yesterday I commented on Facebook about those gay priests who use social media to tell everyone how wonderful and important they are and how much they are courted by the media. I was being specific although I didn't name names because I am getting more cowardly in my old age and they do have lots of "followers."

As usual the thread veered away from the content of the post almost immediately and I started getting comments, from women, along the lines of "All men are egotists."

Two things. Firstly, unless I have particularly wimpy male friends this is not even partially true. I have known some arrogant big mouths in my life but most men I talk to do not go on and on about how wonderful they are. In fact, they tend to undervalue themselves rather than the opposite. The most boastful people I know are members of the clergy and they boast because they need validation for their lonely work rather than because they actually believe they are wonderful - and this applies to male and female ministers alike to exactly the same extent.

Secondly, demanding an end to sexism whilst stereotyping the opposite sex is just a tad hypocritical, don't you think?


All Men Are Not The Same — 1 Comment

  1. Yes, I agree that it’s hypocritical.

    AND I think you have a good point about the clergy often needing validation. I wish I knew a way for the Church’s institutional ills to be appropriately addressed and healed. I don’t, of course. It is a matter of considerable grief to me, however.