LIFE IT’S WORTH THINKING ABOUT – from radio spots by Mal Garvin
I am told there were some red faces around an up market boutique in Sydney’s North Shore. A male window dresser came up with what he thought was a brilliant idea, he attached a condom to the price tag of some very expensive dresses, suggesting of course that if you wear this dress, you are certainly going to need this. But it seems rather than have hundreds of hot blooded ladies breaking the door down in anticipation, the customers stayed away in droves.
Sexism, and the source of violation, is when a person presumes that his or her inner world with its fantasies needs and beliefs, is the same as that of the other person; or even worse, when there is no care or respect for the inner world of the other. No wonder the Bible tells us to put the understanding of the other person’s world ahead of our own.
FROM THE BIBLE
“He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honour.”
Give me humility so I will not quickly assume I know the inner world of another; help me to hear their reality rather than impose my own.