"Vladimir Putin visits Mount Athos, all-Male enclave"Bwa Ha Ha! Of course it's an all male enclave. It's a monastery. What did they expect? Well, you know what they expect. In the world of post-Christian secular liberalism, few phrases can inspire more rage or instill more disgust than the phrase "all - Male [fill in the blank]." All Female, All Gay, All Black are just fine and dandy. But All Male? Perish the thought.
So hoping that post-moderns are truly as ill-informed, if not downright stupid, as the Left hopes, they flash this banner out there, likely just a method of subtle, subliminal message. There's really nothing in the story suggesting there is a problem. The writer of the story might not have though anything of it. But whoever wrote the headline was either shocked to find out that a monastery had all men, or knew full well it did, but somehow wanted to dangle a little red meat in front of any unsuspecting post-moderns on their way to work.
I realize I should try to find a more charitable interpretation of why the editor felt the need to point out Mount Athos, a famed Orthodox monastery, was an all male enclave. But right now, I'm having a hard time coming up with one. Either ignorance or agenda. If anyone can come up with a better reason, I'm all ears.
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