Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Getting your house in order.

The last thing on earth I would want to do is start a big controversy and alienate a reader or two. But surely anyone reading me with any kind of regularity isn't subject to enroll in Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's newest concentration of their BA in Humanities program.

I know you've heard about this.

If you are a woman enrolled at Texas' SWBTS, you can now choose a concentration in homemaking endeavors at that university.

Enrollees will receive instruction in homemaking skills, developing insights into home and family...

The homemaking instruction student will be practically equipped to (1) nurture and care for the family; (2) be conversant in the area of nutrition and food preparation; (3) develop a skill in clothing and textile design, and (4) receive practical experience to develop skills for the most important job a woman may have: the nurture and care of the family.

Well, thank God. Because historically you know, those are areas that we've always pretty much sucked at.


Anonymous said...

Hmmm. I thought these were skills most women were born with. Talk about a throw-back, right after WWII the powers that be were telling women to go back to their babies and their kitchens. Men were now home from the war and they would take care of all the "real" work while women returned to their "natural" domain.

Anonymous said...

What I wonder about is, who will teach these courses? As of a month ago at this particular university, there was only one woman on the faculty -- the wife of the dean. So with only one woman "fit to teach," how will these subjects be taught?

Anonymous said...

Not to worry. A school who offers such necessary skills will of course get male professors to teach the class. After all, they say those who can, do, and those who can't, teach. Jane, check my use of commas here since your the expert and I lost my rulebook.

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