Less than an hour ago, I shared this post. And while I stand behind portions of it---equality in the church, a disparaging of war---many of you expressed legitimate concern in the comments over statements I made about women being naturally inclined to nurture or the the lifeboat analogy. You were by and large gracious in your responses, carefully critiquing the logic and asking I consider it again.
I have heard you and I am grateful for you and you're right.
I want to be plain in saying that I don't think a woman who does not feel inclined to nurture or to have children is less of a woman. This, most importantly, I want to be clear about.
I'm also rethinking my stance on women in combat, because several of you were helpful in dialoguing the complexity of the issue, which I took a more emotional, not thoughtful response to.
I'm leaving the post up because it was said and it is a testament, I hope, to how a good readership---which I consider myself blessed to have---can help change a writer for the better.
Thank you for walking with me and for helping me see the parts that I fail to see.
It's moments like this that make sharing words with you an honour.