Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Women Lawyers and the Catholic Church
The Judge's example from his own life is a door to a different perspective. One of his daughters was marrying in a Catholic Church; from his viewpoint another daughter's breasts were too exposed though he wasn't 'provoked.' If a kind word about the Catholic Church may be allowed as a Lenten Penance, the faith perhaps promoted a culture where women can feel beautiful without being provocative. Perhaps in part it is the persistence of the 'ever virgin' Mary, beautiful without being provocative, or some legacy of the 'women from Galilee' who accompanied Jesus to Jerusalem; he recognized a right not to be divorced. There are typically young women at a Sunday Mass who may look and feel more beautiful at that time than any other, and they are not being provocative. Perhaps too the women lawyers are not selling something in their dress but celebrating something, being able to be lawyers makes them feel, at times, more beautiful women.