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Marian Femininity vs. Modern Femininity 2/9/2010
Are you looking for a debate with fireworks?

If you are you will not want to miss this extremely controversial debate.

Dr. David Pence ( We like to call him Dr. Intense ) a well known speaker in the metro area will be debating Dr. Ozzie Mayers, a professor of English and Gender Studies from the Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. If any one of you has heard Dr. Intense, you know he is very entertaining and informative. His nick name give you a good idea of what you are in for. I heard, from a previous student of Dr. Mayer's, that Dr. Mayers is a man with a great sense of humor and a great speaker. I believe he will be a terrific opponent for Dr. Intense.

Preface

Marian Femininity vs. Feminism

You would be hard pressed to say that the Catholic Church has refused to acknowledge and embrace key freedom movements of the 20th century – fair treatment and just wages for workers, protection of the aged and unborn, and Civil Rights, among others fresh in our memory. So why are so many Christians so very skeptical of Feminism, which concerns itself with the dignity and fair treatment of women? And why would so many Feminists reject traditional notions and teachings of femininity set forth by the Church, and (if not explicitly) especially Marian theology? Has Feminism made an overwhelming case for the Catholic to turn away from long-held assertions of womanhood (rooted in Marian Femininity) in favor of modern Feminism?

Dr. Pence examines the connections between "the uprising of Feminism and the dethroning of Mary” and Dr. Mayers makes defends the distinctions that Feminism upholds, as well as those distinctions presented by his work in Gender Studies.

Dr. Mayer's Defending a more Modern Feminist position.

Bio: Dr. Ozzie Mayers has been employed in the English department at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University since 1979 after getting his PhD with a concentration in American Literature at the University of Oregon. Before enrolling at the U of O, he taught English as a Second Language in Peace Corps for two years (Dr. Mayers was stationed in Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa). He got his master’s at the U of Arkansas. He is originally from southwest Louisiana, a full-fledged Cajun, that wonders how he ended up in the frozen tundra of MN! At CSB/SJU, he has served as Chair of the English department, directed a major FIPSE grant entitled Gender and the Curriculum, was appointed as Professor of Gender Ed and Development, and now teaches English and Gender and Women Studies’ courses. Dr. Mayers thought One course the AOTM might be interested in knowing about is, Introduction to Gender Studies, which focuses on men and masculinities. Dr. Mayers states, "We are one of the very few schools of higher education which addresses issues of men and masculinities along with issues of women and feminism.”

Dr. David Pence Defending a traditional feminine role as seen by the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Bio: Dr David Pence was born in 1946. He attended Benilde High school when it was all male and Nazareth Hall Seminary when it was steeped in Latin, Greek , the classics and a beautiful liturgical life of communal prayer and Eucharist. He was a civil rights activist in the sixties as well as an antiwar draft resister in the same era. He is proud of his work in the civil rights movement and ashamed of his part in the antiwar disgrace. He was imprisoned for a year in sandstone Federal Prison during that time and believes he deserved every day and more for his sins. After rehabilitation, Dr Pence received a BA from the University of Minnesota in physiology and a MD from the Uof M medical school. He did his residency in radiation oncology at the Uof M and has worked as a physician treating cancer for 20 years. In 2007 ,while working part time as a physician he enrolled at Minnesota State University in Mankato where he received his secondary teaching license with specialties in Earth and Space Sciences and the Life Sciences. He works in the summer and vacations as a doctor but is now a full time science teacher in Chemistry, Ecology, and Physical Science at Loyola Catholic School in Mankato. Dr Pence is also the science teacher in Biology and Physical Science for the IVE minor seminary at his parish St Peter and Paul In Mankato. Dr Pence was the editor of a magazine on Minneapolis History and Politics called City Fathers. He has written several pamphlets on priestly reform and masculine fraternity in the Archdiocese in St Paul and the University of St Thomas. Those writings are at the website docsociety.org. He has written a book Religion Sex and Politics: for men only which is available on Amazon.com. Dr Pence is married with eight children and in Mankato is considered a respectable citizen.
What's on the Menu
Appetizer

Dinner
Dessert

AOTM General Event Information
5:30pm Social Hour and Appetizers
7:00pm Dinner
7:30pm Main Presentation/Debate
9:30pm Wrap Up

Adult General Admission: $20 (same cost for both tickets at the door) and
Minor General Admission: $15 (Sons under 21).

Come share conversation, refreshments and appetizers with other guys then enjoy a fabulous "Manly Meal”. After that, listen to a great debate on the things that matter most. Men of all creeds and ages are welcome to join in the good humor, food, and fellowship. Priests and seminarians get in free but will not be shown partiality in debate. Fathers are encouraged to bring their minor sons.


Event Speakers

David Pence


Ozzie Mayer


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