weaker vessel


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weaker vessel

A woman. The phrase comes from the New Testament. I don't care if you think I'm just a weaker vessel—I've trained to fight on the front lines.
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To the cautious ones; at best a contradiction, a weaker vessel, nature's agreeable blunder and an irresistible temptation.
NOT since Fredo has a Godfather had a weaker vessel for a son than James Murdoch.
Man and woman relationship, is seen as active-passive, reason- emotion, and mind-body binaries in the western religious traditions treating women as a sentimental being, a weaker vessel.
Daniel Snowman meets the biographer of Tudors and Stuarts and author of The Weaker Vessel and The Gunpowder Plot.
He tells husbands to honor their wives as "the weaker vessel.
Thus, through her analysis of Hardy's first novel, Desperate Remedies, and his last two, The Well-Beloved and Jude the Obscure, Brady convincingly demonstrates that the narrator "even as he constructs his women in opposition to the standard norm of woman as the weaker vessel, reverts all the more strongly to that same cultural imperative .
In a properly calibrated relation ship, that duty flows from love and service to those weaker vessels, but at minimum, it ought to flow from fear of embarrassment among other men for failing to do one's duty.
Diabetic eye disease can progress to a more serious level when damaged blood vessels close off and new, weaker vessels take their place.
It will upset those who figure women are weaker vessels or not equal to men or not called to ordained ministry.