I like to think of myself as a “sensitive” male. That doesn’t mean I always live up to my own billing, I’m sure. But it’s what I want to think about myself.
After all, I’ve never groped a woman, never catcalled a woman, never made unwanted sexual advances on a woman, don’t make a habit of commenting on the physical attributes of women—and I generally try to be nice to most everyone I meet. At least I think I do.
And I like to think that I’m sensitive enough to treat women and men equally, to not act out of any gender bias. I can give you a long list of ways I think that’s so.
But these days, that’s not enough. …
Mark Wingfield is associate pastor of Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas and a former managing editor of the Baptist Standard.