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August 4, 2009

Ladies of the IAWN - Stand Firm Wants to Help!

Yes, we would like to help the ladies of the International Anglican Women’s Network as they seek to become the Instrument of Communion, so we’ve produced this helpful video:

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Oh yeah, forgot to mention. This is Matt’s fault.

I have been baptized.

[1] Posted by Greg Griffith on 8-4-2009 at 04:21 PM · [top]

Oh, you guys are in so much trouble…

[2] Posted by GillianC on 8-4-2009 at 04:49 PM · [top]


[3] Posted by Goughdonna on 8-4-2009 at 04:56 PM · [top]

I knew it was Matt…he’s the cute one, yes? Thanks for this bit of actual Anglican humor from nut job Harry Enfield.

[4] Posted by mark harris on 8-4-2009 at 04:56 PM · [top]

[Sound of cat hissing]!  LOL

[5] Posted by Crabby in MD on 8-4-2009 at 05:17 PM · [top]

The only reason Greg and Matt would DARE post this is because they know Sarah is on a little break.  I shudder to think what will happen when she hears about this!

[6] Posted by more martha than mary on 8-4-2009 at 05:25 PM · [top]

Greg and Matt have wives.  There may be retribution even without Sarah being around.

But I do admit that I laughed out loud at the ending.

[7] Posted by old lady on 8-4-2009 at 05:32 PM · [top]

Oh, to be a fly on the wall when Rev. Mrs. Kennedy and Mrs. Griffith see this post!!!

[8] Posted by zana on 8-4-2009 at 05:33 PM · [top]

Subscribing (but don’t tell my wife!)

[9] Posted by Intercessor on 8-4-2009 at 05:45 PM · [top]

I haven’t seen it for years, but it didn’t stop me from having had to pick myself up off the floor.

[10] Posted by Pageantmaster ن on 8-4-2009 at 05:48 PM · [top]

Great video, to be sure.

But if I may confess, when I first read the title, I thought it said “Ladies of the YAWN”. My mistake.

Yours in Christ,

[11] Posted by Jacobsladder on 8-4-2009 at 06:02 PM · [top]

Busted Intercessor.
But I do have to confess that I do believe that the more disciplined a women who holds her tongue the louder she speaks and the less action you take the more gets done.

[12] Posted by TLDillon on 8-4-2009 at 06:24 PM · [top]

For once in my life, I agree with Katie Sherrod. As someone on Mark’s blog succinctly pointed out, the average woman in the Anglican Communion is about twenty, Evangelical, black, lives in Africa and has multiple children.

Uh… What Katie?  Oh.  You meant middle-aged, white American women.
Got it.

[13] Posted by The Pilgrim on 8-4-2009 at 06:24 PM · [top]

Tee hee hee.  This is hugely funny—and some of the other videos are too.

. . . But seriously now—this video is actually fairly accurate.  I myself would say that its only flaw is that it does not take things quite far enough. 

There is no doubt that women are very very fragile. 

Indeed, I am known as one of the more fragile women around, unable to do more than a little light housekeeping—perhaps a few moments with a feather duster on a weekly basis. 

And cooking is not good for my constitution—the heat of the stove is unbearable.  Laundry is too challenging—the baskets are too heavy and my sensitive fair skin cannot deal with all the chemicals.  And I try never to make sammiches, since I always stay away from knives.  The only sammiches I can really successfully make are the light, vegetarian sort with sprouts and spinach—[although I prefer that others cut off the stems]—and I am certainly willing to share and self-sacrificially make such items for any strong muscly man out there who might need such things.  I am eager to serve wholesome healthy food as long as my constitution allows me to make such things, although often I must rest a little—outdoors with a book—after exerting myself.

There are just not a whole lot of things that women ought to do, given our constitutions.  The workplace is too frenzied—all those dreadful deadlines and so much stress.

I have always believed that I am mostly meant for pursuits that do not require much of someone in my condition—tennis, a little riding, hiking and trail running, camping [as long as a nice man is there to do some of that campfire cooking and cutting of limbs and carrying of packs and such].  One thing I can do occasionally is Be Of Some Service To Others—I am very good at ladling out soup for the homeless, particularly when reporters or news television stations need some good footage.  I am always eager to help them out with these matters, as long as I am not otherwise engaged.

I have assured most of the men that I enjoy being with that I cannot stand tension or conflict—a raised voice or conflicts or disagreements might cause me to stress out and become very ill, ending our enjoyable time.  It is best for people to simply agree with me and let us move on and enjoy the outing, as it is much harder for me to let my natural sweetness shine through otherwise.

Many nice men have commented upon my frailty—beyond even that of many other women, who all of course are quite frail themselves.  Thankfully they generously work hard, avoid conflict with me, and encourage me to engage in the pursuits that I am able to participate in, as I am able, admiring my courage and strength of will as I bravely press forward with the day’s outings and small activities. 

At the end of the day, I am often so tired and worn that we dine out—they always say that it is the least that they can do, considering the delicate flower that I am.

[14] Posted by Sarah on 8-4-2009 at 07:14 PM · [top]

Ok, I was trying to light my cigar as I was watching this and almost singed off my mustache I was laughing so hard!

[15] Posted by ProfJohn on 8-4-2009 at 07:40 PM · [top]

love it, love it, love it

[16] Posted by Dee in Iowa on 8-4-2009 at 07:55 PM · [top]

And I might ad…..the lady who likes the soft kittens acts just like me, a sweet and pretty, well groomed at all times, just a delight to have around….......teehee

[17] Posted by Dee in Iowa on 8-4-2009 at 07:57 PM · [top]

I don’t know, Sarah.  Having read many examples of your “fragility” here and on T19, I think you’re way too “fragile” for me or most men to dare tangling with!  wink

[18] Posted by Milton on 8-4-2009 at 08:05 PM · [top]

and one may presume that at a proper dinner party like that, they were all C of E back then

[19] Posted by Johng on 8-4-2009 at 08:58 PM · [top]

Plus Sarah, you also love kittens.  They’re so soft and furry!

[20] Posted by Nasty, Brutish & Short on 8-4-2009 at 09:01 PM · [top]

Why do I detect the subtle, delicate aromas of “A Modest Proposal” and Jonathan Swift here?

[21] Posted by aterry on 8-4-2009 at 09:11 PM · [top]

I love kittens and I don’t know the slightest thing about the relative merits of the gold standard.  Perhaps I should start having a gender identity crises.

[22] Posted by AndrewA on 8-4-2009 at 09:44 PM · [top]

um..,actually that’s what happens to my brain when I listen to Stephen Hawking…

[23] Posted by sandraoh on 8-4-2009 at 10:19 PM · [top]

If Lefty Episcopalians still believed in Hell, Griffith, you’d SO be going there. 

But they don’t, so don’t sweat it.

[24] Posted by cliffg on 8-4-2009 at 10:22 PM · [top]

I’m sorry, I couldn’t watch it, I was busy baking.


[25] Posted by BabyBlue on 8-5-2009 at 12:09 AM · [top]

I was busy doing needlepoint and taking care of our dozen children.

[26] Posted by martin5 on 8-5-2009 at 12:27 AM · [top]

I’ve held this maxim for some time now:

Men are stupid.
Women fall for it.

[27] Posted by Rob Eaton+ on 8-5-2009 at 01:08 AM · [top]

Dinners like that would have been followed by some polite discourse between the parties when I was young. 

Granny NEVER disagreed with Gramp in public (which included us younguns), but he often found seemed to have changed is mind after they went for a walk.

[28] Posted by Bo on 8-5-2009 at 02:31 AM · [top]

It would have been usual for the ladies to have withdrawn for a natter and inspection of the hostess’s bathroom before the men lit up a cigar, poured themselves a brandy or port and [shudder] discussed politics.  After giving the ladies a decent interval to readjust themselves, the men would have joined them for coffee in the “withdrawing room”.

[29] Posted by Pageantmaster ن on 8-5-2009 at 03:59 AM · [top]

We didn’t have the ‘wiskey interlude’ - the ‘polite talk’ followed the meal, then after a decent interval, the gentlemen would have stepped out to the porch for a ‘smoke and joke’ while the ladies did what ever ladies do (‘clear and cluck’?).

[30] Posted by Bo on 8-5-2009 at 04:24 AM · [top]

This brings to mind a pamphlet I saw in the tract rack at the little Baptist church my step-son attends entitled, “The Role of Women.”  Darn, I should have slipped one into my purse to remind me that I am not to attempt such things as having my own opinion.

[31] Posted by State of Limbo on 8-5-2009 at 06:09 AM · [top]

Sarah says ...

And I try never to make sammiches, since I always stay away from knives.

Actually, Sarah is most sweet when holding a knife. We all know that! Her reserve and table politeness is commendable in her response.

[32] Posted by Dr. N. on 8-5-2009 at 06:49 AM · [top]

Granny had opinions, and after Gramp died, I found out that much of his wisdom was in listening very carefully on those walks.

[33] Posted by Bo on 8-5-2009 at 07:22 AM · [top]

iawn pwned


[34] Posted by tired on 8-5-2009 at 07:32 AM · [top]

After giving the ladies a decent interval to readjust themselves, the men would have joined them for coffee in the “withdrawing room”.

So, Paegentmaster, are you saying they were early Anglican schismatics? wink

[35] Posted by Milton on 8-5-2009 at 07:35 AM · [top]

By golly, Schori is standing in the back row…

[36] Posted by midwestnorwegian on 8-5-2009 at 08:13 AM · [top]

#35 No, only that they retired to the withdrawing room.

[37] Posted by Pageantmaster ن on 8-5-2009 at 08:14 AM · [top]

Poor Mark:

Little does he know if the Anglican Women of this site took over his little ideas would be blown up, chewed up and spit out across the states as we know them.

I like kittens very much - which is why I named myself after one.

Greg - you do like living on the fringe, do you not?

[38] Posted by Eclipse on 8-5-2009 at 09:12 AM · [top]

I use this video in my history of modern philosophy class when we talk about feminism.  Each time it sets the cause back about 10 years!

My wife and I love this video so much that the smug little gem of a phrase, “Good, we are agreed!” has become routine around our house.

[39] Posted by Steve Lake+ on 8-5-2009 at 11:17 AM · [top]

I have one question, Sarah!
Spinach has too much fiber for truly delicate persons. Watercress with cream cheese is much more acceptable to the constitutionally effete stomach. And much more Anglican.
But you have to get a real man to cut the crusts off the white bread.
Yours in solidarity.
Rdr. James

[40] Posted by rdrjames on 8-5-2009 at 01:10 PM · [top]

Now I have a craving for a proper cucumber sandwich…

[41] Posted by Matthew A (formerly mousestalker) on 8-5-2009 at 02:02 PM · [top]

Look at the rest of the videos on YouTube from this guy.  The one on speaking in tongues and other forms of “mental disorders” is quite hilarious!

[42] Posted by Townsend Waddill+ on 8-5-2009 at 02:06 PM · [top]

Has anyone sent this to Sherrod?  [smirk]

[43] Posted by ElaineF. on 8-6-2009 at 09:02 AM · [top]

Thank you for cheering my afternoon!

[44] Posted by Sarha7nj on 8-6-2009 at 03:55 PM · [top]

Wow, honey! Thanks for the post. Would ya look at that: My calendar says only 11 days until our…um…(10, 11, 12…)...17th anniversary! I’ve really had my eye on a new laundry basket, too. hint. hint.

Greg is gonna get baptized alright. Don’t y’all worry your pretty little heads about it ; )

[45] Posted by stacey on 8-25-2009 at 09:46 AM · [top]

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