I WANTED TO…
I wanted to write a poem
On man’s attitude toward
How to treat women…
It seemed above-board.
I thought a healthy attitude
Of respect some distance required…
A way to avoid getting close,
Until meeting the girl inspired.
Then Jimmy and Karen Evans,*
The ministry…MARRIAGE TODAY…
Told of a study
That tore my assumptions away.
Jimmy Evans cited a study,
He didn’t say just where…
Where young men saw “R” movies
Which changed attitudes they shared.
After watching but three movies,
Don’t know the measures used…
Young men thought women were objects
For pleasure being abused.
Although the study didn’t measure
Woman’s views to any degree…
Would be logical how girls view themselves
Depends on female roles seen.
These attitudes must’ve been learned somehow,
Originally through Mom and Dad…
Observing them and folks outside
Molding the attitudes had.
We seem to learn by example
Through parents and movie roles…
Respect for women or playing the vamp,
Whichever is etched on souls.
* See http://marriagetoday.com/ . I believe the subject came up during the September 29, 2013, TV broadcast.