In response to Kathy Gyngell: Women clergy will be the death of the Church of England, William Gruff wrote:
‘What exactly does she think her job is?’
To dress up in what were once men’s clothes, to delude herself that she is doing what was once a man’s job as well as a man could do it and to ‘celebrate’ breaking down yet another barrier to women’s advancement, until she decides she wants to break down barriers in some other sphere in which women are supposedly discriminated against.
That seems to be about all any of them want to do.
The woman who officiated at my mother’s funeral was a disgrace, portraying a near lifelong Conservative who abhorred feminism into a crusading champion of women’s rights and turning a solemn occasion into a travesty. My mother had chosen a particular male vicar, whom she liked but who unfortunately died shortly before she did. The officiant was his replacement. She looked just like the bland, overweight pudding basined creatures you’ve described, and served no purpose whatsoever other than the gratification of her own ego and prejudices.
PS: Why can feminists not accept that women can make up their own minds about the things they like and dislike and often decide they like things done by men, and dislike them done by other women?
PPS: Have any female clerics attributed falling congregations to ‘sexism’ or ‘patriarchy’ yet?