Discussion clarification: Should young women go to college, and if not, what should they realistically do?
No one on this thread has made the argument “women are second class citizens who should not receive high education,” or the argument women who choose to be housewives should not be allowed to work.
In my reply to Kitty above, I clarified to her that I had misunderstood her main point: I mistakenly thought she was defending the idea that women should not be allowed to work or receive high education and I was arguing against this. The word "systematically" was not incorrectly used within this context of my arguments (or at least I don't see how it was) since the prohibition of women to work or receive high education would indeed be to systematically deny these opportunities to this group of people based on their biology.
True. A better way to put it would perharps be "I believe ALL women MUST have the opportunity of receiving all levels of education".Your argument is generalized to ALL women stating “women MUST receive all levels of education.” A similar faulty generalization would be to argue, “ALL women should marry, have children, and be housewives.” Both statements are informal fallacies.
I didn't say one needs to go to college or university to learn/know about things. One does not need to go to college to know how to cook or clean, for example. However, since college and universities are "any place for specialized education after the age of 16 where people study or train to get knowledge and/or skills", it qualifies as a source of learning of many skills/acquisition of knowledge in various areas, which I believe all women should have the opportunity of getting if they want to.You presented an argument for why “women should receive education because we are human beings and as such we want to learn/know about things.” This may be true, but one does not need to go to college or university to learn/know about things.
Which ones? And how so?The words you have chosen to use within this and other forum/thread conversations are best described as fervent – emotion opposed to stoicism. That is not a criticism; only an observation.
Thank you for your invitation. God bless.Although you may not agree with Kitty she has a gift for rational articulation, and has made valid points. Anything else I would provide would just be redundant. [sincere] You are welcome to join us on the Psalm Prayer thread or the Orthodox reading group thread if time permits with your STEM studies.