They also taught high school young men or if you prefer to say, boys, so be it.
However, consider St. Catherine of Siena who played an essential part in ending the Great Western Schism when she encouraged Blessed Pope Gregory XI in 1378. Catholic history proves that many women taught the entire Church, both men, and women with their writings.
Yet, if it bothers some men here that feel threatened they could put us on ignore, I don't know how to do it, but I remember DZ Please knows how maybe he will come along and tell the men here. OR we women can just post recipes and talk in the women's forum if you are afraid of teaching a man.
I myself never felt I was teaching anyone but just sharing my views, but if I am sinning, I better just leave altogether. Never to offend God again for I have offended Him in the past too much.
Blessings to all
It has nothing to do with anybody feeling threatened or afraid. It is about accepting traditional norms of behaviour for men and women. I do not see anything wrong with a man if he does not appreciate having women scolding and lecturing him. It seems perfectly understandable to me.
While it is true that there were extraordinary female Saints, we should imitate their virtues rather than use them as an excuse to ignore traditional women's role. And no woman was declared a Doctor of the Church until after Vatican II, so we should be cautious about claiming that women have taught the whole Church through their writings.
Of course, on a discussion forum, women can be expected to share our views. That is the point of being here. But I think it is worth taking care to watch our tone when addressing men. My first years on trad forums, I was very argumentative with everyone, including men, so I have had to put a lot of thought into how to change that.