The logic of being completely different and kept apart (while still being “equal”) was employed during the Jim Crow era to keep black children out of all white schools. Eventually, even white people realized how ridiculous this logic was and were forced to integrate. This same kind of logic is employed in churches where men’s and women’s roles are seen as totally separate/different but “equal.”
Have I shut down conversations about gender roles with answers of men and women being “separate”?
Can we truly see ourselves as working together if we are divided up tasks according to gender?
If separate but equal doesn’t hold for race, why does it for gender?