I’m editing a book on gender justice and civil society. Overall it’s quite interesting, in a scholarly way. But it’s not often that this work and my, shall we say, less intellectual thoughts come together.
I just read this quote from Pope Pius XI’s encyclical Casti Connubii, who is himself quoting Ephesians 5:22-23:
“Let women be subject to the husbands as to the Lord, because the man is the head of the woman as Christ is head of the Church.”
Of course this instantly reminded me of one of my favorite silly films:
“Let me tell you something, Toula. The man is the head, but the woman is the neck. And she can turn the head any way she wants.”
I do love my work.