The differences do not however make these two things separate. The differences make them useful. Which is more important? The lock is stronger. The lock is used first. The Lock is bigger. The lock protects. Is it then the more important of the pair? The Key reveals, the key gives the protected treasure in to the owner’s hand, the key is then the more important? Can you use a lock with no key? Can you use a key with no lock? The Lock and the Key are of equal value. Each is needed to function and each is useless without the other.
Since they are of equal value can their work then be interchanged? Can the Key be used to protect the treasure? Can you secure the box, the chain with it? Can one lock be used to open another? If you try to use a key where a lock is needed you cannot protect anything. If you try to open a lock without a key you risk damaging both the lock and the treasure.
Much damage has been done to our society, to our children to ourselves because we failed to understand this simple truth. Women are equal to men. Both are of equal value. Both are required for healthy families. But they are not the same. We do not have the same function. We do not have the same strengths. We need to remember this simple truth and rearrange the way we think about each other and about ourselves.