It’s not unusual for a man of a certain generation to make remarks that are perhaps not quite in step with 21st century values.
It’s one thing when your Great Uncle asks why you’re going to work and putting the kids in childcare, or your best friend’s dottery grandfather thinks women these days are getting just a bit too big for their boots.
You’ll laugh it off because, honestly, it’s easier and you’re not going to convince them to change their minds anyway.
However, it’s another thing altogether when it comes from a trusted figure in the community, someone who has been commissioned to offer care and wisdom to all people.
At some point, we have to draw a line in the sand of silly old men and ask them to join us in the contemporary world.
Earlier this week, students from Anglican schools in Sydney gathered together for the annual service to commission the 2016 prefects and captains.
Prior to the service the Archbishop of Sydney, the Right Reverend Glenn Davies, held a Q & A with the students.
According to ABC, during the course of the Q & A, Archbishop Davies was asked about leadership roles for women. According to those present, he indicated that women should not strive for leadership roles, because a woman’s role is to support men.