posted on: Wednesday March 24, 2010
Viviana Garcia ’12 / Commentary Staff
On March 18, at 7:00 p.m, Providence College was graced with the presence of Dr. Alice Von Hildebrand, a Catholic philosopher, theologian, and former professor. She was married to the late Dietrich Von Hildebrand, also a renowned philosopher of our time. Her lecture was entitled (Man and Woman A Divine Invention) and focused on the complementarity between men and women, which is something that our generation has lost focus of.We seem to have forgotten that there are differences between men and women because we’ve been brainwashed into thinking that differences are a bad thing. Women grow up with the impression that because they are usually of a softer, more sensitive, and delicate personality than men are, they should do their best to overcome these so called “flaws” and emulate men and their characteristics. Instead of society teaching women to embrace their innate character traits, it focuses on exposing them in a negative light and urging them to change in order to be more independent, stronger, and freed from a male-dominated society.