What did feminism begin?
I love this quote by P. Andrew Sandlin; it sums up what I believe about biblical womanhood: “The correct response to radical feminism and egalitarianism is not to “put women in their place” but to exalt them to their biblical place — standing shoulder to shoulder with faithful men, partners in the cultural mandate, “heirs together of the grace of life.””
“God has called men to defend His truth in the world and to live out its precepts. Yet, a look at the average evangelical Christian home will reveal that it too has been feminized to a large degree. Radical, Christ-hating feminist have transformed our homes, and Christian men have hardly objected to this or contested for the holy ground of a biblically patterned family. Furthermore, Christian husbands and fathers have also shown cowardice in their failure to lead and take up the responsibilities that God has given to them. They have been more than willing to shuck the full burden of leading and providing for their families; they have been more than to happy to share (or unload) these burdens with (or on) their wife. The family has been feminized because Christian men retreated from their duty.” ~William Einwechter
What is the legacy of feminism?
First wave feminists fought to be equal to men. Second wave feminists proclaimed they didn’t need men. Third wave feminists want to be men.
Feminism’s legacy is a refutal of God-appointed design for mankind.
Feminism has resulted in….
a watering down of God’s Word as it pertains to marriage, manhood, womanhood
the destruction of the biblical home and family
hatred of biblical manhood and the rise and embrace of passive weak beta men
the rise of the strong boisterous alpha woman who dominates everything
the view that women can do no wrong
women in the workforce and the destruction of a living wage for men
the acceptance of children being away from mothers all day as normal
creation of daycare and public schools
the switching of male and female duties
women acting and dressing like men and now, men like women
the denouncement of marriage as slavery
the push for the church to embrace singleness as normal
a lack of sound marriable candidates
the sexual revolution and the continuation thereof
no fault divorce laws
delay of motherhood and denouncement of motherhood
declining birth rates
the death of over 60,000,000 babies in the womb
acceptance of sodomy, bi-, and trans (and much more) as normal
the embrace of all kinds of sexual debauchery even in our churches
and so much more.
All of which is contrary to God’s Word.
Leviticus 20: 13, If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.
(Resources–books, articles, etc., to understand and combat feminism–are listed at the bottom of the page)
Feminism equals rebellion against God
James 3: 11, “Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?”
Feminism strikes at the root of God’s created order and is out and out rebellion against God, His created order, His institution of marriage, His decree that we marry and have children whom we raise to serve Him. Feminism is, in every way, at odds with Scripture.
1st Samuel 15:23, “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.
Feminism led to women’s suffrage and from them came the unveiling of Christian women in worship–a direct assault on God’s created order.
The goal of feminism is to destroy Christianity and the family and to force women to live and work like men and to encourage weakness and effeminacy in men. Sexual debauchery is the natural outcome of feminism. Moreover, feminism is closely related to communism.
Consider these quotes on feminism…
‘…Women’s liberation, if not the most extreme then certainly the most influential neo-Marxist movement in America, has done to the American home what communism did to the Russian economy, and most of the ruin is irreversible. By defining between men and women in terms of power and competition instead of reciprocity and cooperation, the movement tore apart the most basic and fragile contract in human society, the unit from which all other social institutions draw their strength.’~ Harvard Professor Ruth Wisse
“It is hard to escape the conclusion that feminism is Communism by another name” (Makow, Cruel Hoax, 37).
“Feminism, Socialism, and Communism are one in the same, and Socialist/Communist government is the goal of feminism.”~ Catharine A. MacKinnon, in Toward a Feminist Theory of the State. 1989, First Harvard University Press. Page 10.
“Women’s Liberation … in the short run it’s going to cost men a lot of privilege… Sexism is NOT the fault of women — kill your fathers, not your mothers”. ~ Robin Morgan, Editor of Ms. Magazine
Even the language of the [feminist] movement mirrors the mood of fascism. The apocalyptic and hate-filled rhetoric of radical feminists expresses their eagerness to inflict harm. ~ Robert H. Bork (1996), Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline, (pp.193-225)
Declaration of Feminism (1971): “Marriage has existed for the benefit of men; and has been a legally sanctioned method of control over women… We must work to destroy it. The end of the institution of marriage is a necessary condition for the liberation of women. Therefore it is important for us to encourage women to leave their husbands and not to live individually with men… All of history must be re-written in terms of oppression of women. We must go back to ancient female religions like witchcraft. Women’s lib is a “ladies” auxiliary of the radical left. The hard core embraces Marxism, although Gloria Steinem will admit only to being socialist. Prime purposes of feminism are to establish a lesbian-socialist republic and to dismantle the family unit.”
NOW (National Organization of Women): “The simple fact is that every woman must be willing to be identified as a lesbian to be fully feminist.” (National NOW Times, Jan.1988).
Dale O’Leary, The Gender Agenda (p. 103): “The radical women of the sixties saw in Marx’s and Engel’s analysis the justification of their own dissatisfaction with liberal reforms. They became convinced that previous Marxist revolutions had failed because they had failed to target the family. If Marxist analysis was correct, the family was the cause of oppression and would have to be eliminated.”
“Feminism is the intellectual organization of gender hatred, just as Marxism was the intellectual organization of class hatred. Feminism’s business is fashioning weapons to be used against men in society, education, politics, law and divorce court. The feminist aim is to overthrow “patriarchal tyranny.” In this undertaking, the male’s civil rights count for no more than those of the bourgeoisie in Soviet Russia or the Jews in National Socialist Germany.”~ What civil rights has wrought. By Paul Craig Roberts, July 26, 2000 Townhall.com – Creators Syndicate.
The building of socialism will begin only when we have achieved the complete equality of women. ~V.I. Lenin, The Task of the Working Women’s Movement in the Soviet Republic, 1919
Benjamin V. Hubbard in Socialism, Feminism, and Suffragism, the Terrible Triplets: connected by the same umbilicial cord, and fed from the same nursing bottle
… (1915): Feminism is exhibited by a spirit of unrest among a comparatively small number of dissatisfied women. They preach the gospel of unholy discontent. They are born agitators, and “dearly love a fight.” They prefer war to peace; turmoil to tranquility; contention to concord; pride to humility; sophistry to truth; agnosticism to belief, and prefer to assert their own wills, “live their own lives” as against the precepts of all conventional morality, being moral anarchists. ….In advocacy to this “New Freedom” she has many journals, among others being the “Bondwoman” and Harper’s Weekly. She tells all sorts of lies about the “inhumanity” of man to woman, men with their inborn chivalry have been maligned without protest, mistaking these female hyena iconoclasts for women.
(The feminist) “[holds that] love without marriage is holy, and that marriage without love is illegitimate… Advocates a free contract in marriage, and that separation may occur at the will of either “mate”… [holds that] divorce shall be made easy… “[M]otherhood” is a mere animal function, and that even a cat may have kittens; that motherhood has been made too much of in the past. [She] Advocates with the Socialists that the State has a superior right to the parents over the nurture, conduct and education of the children… advocates the “control of births” by artificial measures. [The feminist] suggests that any woman may reject motherhood, and any woman with “mother love” may accept motherhood whether she is married or single… The Feminist is a man hater, except as she may be able to use him for her purposes… She claims that man has subjected her to “sex slavery” and “economical servitude,” from which she demands “liberation,” so she may be made a “free woman”…
Contemporary (or second wave) feminism has aptly been described as “Marxism without economics,” since feminists replace class with gender as the key social construct. Of course, what society constructs can be deconstructed. This is the feminist project: to abolish gender difference by transforming its institutional source — the patriarchal family. Certain streams of the Gay Rights movement have taken this analysis one step farther. The problem is not just sexism but heterosexism, and the solution is to dismantle not just the patriarchal family but the heterosexual family as such.~ F.L. Morton & Rainer Knopff in The Charter Revolution & The Court Party (p. 75)
Though feminism began in the Garden of Eden with Adam’s failure and Eve’s rebellion, the word feminism wasn’t invented until much later. It was coined in 1837 by Charles Fourier, a utopian socialist. The name feminism didn’t come into common use until around 1910.
Prior to that, feminists were referred to as suffragettes and their movement was called women’s rights movement. Women’s suffrage, feminism, and socialism are intricately tied together. Women’s suffrage–the 19th amendment–was used by feminists to further the goals of feminism and socialism.
The results of feminism
Many boys now grow up in a broken home and have no father to teach them. Few men in the church step up to fill the empty chasm. Boys, even those with a father in the home (a term that once was nearly unthinkable) are rarely taught by older men what, biblically, it means to be a man. It is something some men never learn. The duties of husband are no longer inferred from Scripture but are whatever culture and the couple decide it to be. Frequently to be a husband means little more than being a co-wage earner and sharer of chores. The call to be the head of the family, to be prepared to protect, defend, provide for, guide, and teach their family is one rarely given to men today. This is a direct result of feminism.
Once men not only provided but determinedly made choices for his family. He was expected to act selflessly and with wisdom. The notion of a man making decisions for his wife is foreign to most people today. Even in the church, feminism–a co-actor in the war on men and an integral part of the women’s suffrage movement–has lead to a lowering of men’s status in the family, church, and society. Women are co-equal and few men are willing to stand against that.
Attacks on marriage come from without the church (egalitarianism, feminism, women’s suffrage, and all the laws that are the result of them) and from within the church (Christian feminism, complementarianism, removal of headcoverings, etc). It’s so commonplace that few men even notice that they’ve been disenfranchised.
Both feminism and women’s suffrage were a direct attack on God’s created order. God created man for a mission and the woman for the man. This was once widely taught and accepted. This teaching, founded in Scripture, held sway in the books that were written, sermons that were preached, and through the rules of fathers and husbands in their own homes. Men were expected to fight for, provide for, and even make decisions for their families.
Yet this is rarely taught today. Ask yourself, what is taught in your church? Are women encouraged to pursue their dreams, go to college, and prepare for a career or are they taught that their glorious God-given roles of marriage and motherhood are what their young years ought to be spent in preparation for? Are men encouraged to take on the God-appointed duties of a leader in their homes? If yours is like most churches, women are encouraged to pursue their dreams regardless of what the Lord has said. Men are discouraged from taking the full mantle of leadership. Feminism is the cause. Even when we believe we have a biblical worldview, few of us actually do.
Most women in our enlightened times are no longer taught the domestic arts. Rather than learning to love their future husband and children or learning to take care of and beautify their future homes, women are now encouraged to spend their early years having fun, sleeping around, going to college, joining the armed forces, and a myriad other ways that in no way mirror Scripture’s plain teaching.
Women marry later and later. Often children are either not wanted or the number of children is limited. Having delayed child-bearing until their 30’s or later, many women discover they can no longer conceive. Millions of children have died through abortion, each and every one a casualty of feminism. Child abuse and abandonment is on the rise. Yet we say we’re better off than we once were.
A bitter source cannot produce a sweet fruit. It’s a provable fact that without women voting, we would have a much more conservative society and abortion wouldn’t have taken the lives of tens of millions of babies.
Originally feminism was considered “a belief in theory and practice of equal rights for women” and a feminist was “an advocate for equal rights for women in spheres conventionally reserved for men.”
Overtime feminism came to refer to methods used to achieve supposed equality between the sexes. Modern feminism teaches that there are no true differences between men and women.
Feminism denies the God-given purpose and design of men and women, opposes marriage, motherhood, homemaking, and homeschooling. Feminists believe that women ought to be able to choose what they want to do or be unless what they want is to be a homemaker, wife, and mother. Feminism also seeks to break down any lines between the sexes and seeks women’s participation in any all all formerly predominantly male activities, industries, interests, or careers. It supports the complete sexual freedom of women, murder of infants (abortion), women abandoning their God-given purposes and entering the workplace and displacing men (and thus preventing them from being able to provide a living wage for their families, furthering the “need” for women to enter the workplace), and the destruction of any sort of biblical foundation for worship, family, or society.
Historically, feminism is intricately tied to socialism. Since feminism is based on a fallacy–that there are no differences between men and women–feminists can only achieve their desired outcome by demanding ever increasing amounts of governmental intervention and control; such control must, in order to achieve their desired utopia, include control over education, the marketplace, and individual lives.
In an article written for The Guardian by Ellie Mae O’Hagan to celebrate International Women’s Day (a holiday first celebrated by the Socialist Party of America to honor the New York garment workers’ strike), “It’s not novel to tie socialism and feminism together: they are inextricably linked as movements, and always have been. Of course, it’s complacent for any socialist to argue that ending capitalism will simply erase sexism from existence. Gender inequality may be a necessary condition of capitalism, but it is maintained by culture. Sexism persists because it is propped up by a deep-rooted set of beliefs and stereotypes that imagine women as inferior. These won’t be forgotten overnight by changing the economic system; they must be actively taken on and defeated – and that fight must be led by women themselves. But understanding this makes socialism even more necessary: because women can’t fight against sexism as a whole if they’re too busy trying to keep their heads above water in an economic system that exploits them. Just as gender inequality is a necessary condition of capitalism, socialism is a necessary condition for the genuine liberation of the majority of women.”
Feminism was, from the beginning, not only an attack on biblical womanhood, marriage, and motherhood but also a way to sideline and undermine men–God’s appointed leaders–and their duties to lead families, churches, and society.
Feminism was and is a device used to destroy society by breaking down the traditional and God-appointed family unit since the family is the basis for a well-functioning society. Feminism has promoted promiscuity, sexual debauchery, and self-exalting hedonism. It is at the root of over 60,000,000 infants who have been murdered by their own mothers.
The feminist movement in America
The feminist movement properly got its start in the USA in 1848 among a group of tea time friends who were discontented with their God-appointed place who bemoaned the state of women. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was one of those women and in 1848, she organized the Women’s Rights Convention at Seneca Falls, N.Y.
In 1850, Lucy Stone organize the National Women’s Rights Convention. In 1863, the groups merged and became the Women’s National Loyal League, led by Susan B. Anthony.
In 1878, a proposed right-to-vote amendment to the Constitution was written and submitted. In 1919, the 19th amendment became part of the Constitution.
Second wave feminism began roughly around 1960 and converged with the sexual revolution. Women left their homes in droves and entered the workforce.
Third wave feminism revved up in the 1990’s, pushing for women to be truly equal (whatever that means) with men, and seeking to fill roles they hadn’t before–in the church and society.
Second Wave Feminism
Kate Millett (1934-2017) one of the early grandmothers of feminism’s second wave and the author of “Sexual Politics” which became the backbone of women’s studies programs, brought together in New York City in the late 1960s and early ‘70s. These are the women who laid the groundwork for second-wave feminism, which gave way to the world of woke. Her sister, Mallory Millett, tells this story….
“It was 1969 and she took me to a meeting at her friend, Lila Karp’s place in Greenwich Village,” Mallory explained to me for my book, “The Anti-Mary Exposed.” “At a consciousness-raising [an idea imported from Mao’s China] twelve women gathered at a large table. They opened with a type of Litany from the Catholic Church …but, this time it was Marxism, the church of the Left.”
The “litany” went like this:
“Why are we here today?” the chairwoman asked.
“To make revolution,” they answered.
“What kind of revolution?” she replied.
“The Cultural Revolution,” they chanted.
“And how do we make Cultural Revolution?” she demanded.
“By destroying the American family!” they answered.
“How do we destroy the family?” she came back.
“By destroying the American patriarch,” they cried exuberantly.
“And how do we destroy the American patriarch?” she probed.
“By taking away his power!”
“How do we do that?”
“By destroying monogamy!” they shouted.
“How can we destroy monogamy?”
“By promoting promiscuity, eroticism, prostitution, abortion, and homosexuality!” they resounded. (Gress, 73-74)
Feminism has always been our enemy
How NOW Got Religion
It all happened in a bar at the railroad station in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Betty Friedan had just given an address on women at the University of Bridgeport. Dr. Elizabeth Farians was a professor of theology at Bridgeport’s Sacred Heart University. The two Bettys had planned to meet after the talk, and so over a “baptismal” drink they connived on how to get the NOW Board to adopt a task force on religion.
The October 1966 organizing conference of the National Organization for Women had not included such a task force but while Betty Friedan was busy founding NOW, Betty Farians had been busy founding the Ecumenical Task Force on Women and Religion. As soon as the national news releases about NOW were out in November 1966, Betty Farians contacted Betty Friedan.
The Bridgeport meeting was arranged and Betty Friedan invited Betty Farians to attend the second NOW Board meeting in Chicago, February, 1967. There “Women and Religion” was added to the NOW list of task forces, making seven in all. Also, Dr. Farians was elected to the NOW Board of Directors.
The story is being told for the sake of herstory and also to point out new directions for the women’s movement in religion. At first the task was to raise the issue of religion both among feminists and in religious institutions. The secularists of NOW had discounted religion and had not included it in their planning. For feminists in general religion was irrelevant and for the women in religion feminism was irreverent. It became the job of the NOW Task Force on Women and Religion to point out that one of the root causes of the oppression of women is religion.
The NOW Task Force on Religion hammered away at its theme especially in the media. Now the point has been made. There is beginning to be a movement on women and of women in organized religion and feminists themselves are finding out through bitter experience how powerful is the church. Religion is being challenged.
Easter Bonnet Rebellion
Full equality for women in truly equal partnership with men
National Organization for Women
2849 North Hoekett St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211
April 6, 1969
Contact: Nancy Kosterman 332-6337
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The outmoded and discriminatory practice of women wearing head coverings at the liturgical services was the target of a protest by the NATIONAL ORGANIZATION for WOMEN on Easter morning at St. John de Nepomuc Catholic Church.
Mary Ann Lupa, member of the state steering committee of N.O.W. explained that the veiling of women historically symbolizes their subjugation. Dismissing the traditional biblical arguments, she pointed out that authors of scripture spoke from their historical context concluding that women are inferior human beings.
This erroneous view of women is responsible for the subservient role of women in the churches.
Nancy Kosterman said, “Women of all churches will not continue to tolerate second class status. Women are tired of doing all the menial tasks within their churches and having no voice in policies or worship”.
Easter, the season of new life, was chosen a spokeswomen said to dramatize the womens’ rejection of their old position of inferiority in the churches and to testify to their new life of equality.
She added that Saint John’s was an appropriate place for women to declare this new life in response to an incident that occurred last Sunday.
A woman was publicly admonished from the pulpit by the celebrant of the service for the sin of not covering her head. She was told her presence was not wanted if she rejected this symbol of subjection.
N.O.W. urged all women to resolve that as of now to join in this first action of the “National Unveiling” of all women in all churches throughout the nation.
ECUMENICAL TASK FORCE ON WOMEN
AND RELIGION, NATIONAL ORGANIZATION
PINK AND ASH
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
A GROUP OF WOMEN FROM THE ECUMENICAL TASK FORCE ON WOMEN AND RELIGION OF THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN (NOW) HELD A LITURGICAL CEREMONY HERE TODAY. THEY BURNED PART OF THE NEWLY RELEASED ROMAN MISSAL (PARAGRAPH SIXTY-SIX) WHICH RESTRICTS THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN TO BE LECTORS (READERS) AT THE CATHOLIC MASS. ACCORDING TO THE NEW INSTRUCTION WOMEN MAY READ ONLY IF A MAN IS NOT AVAILABLE AND EVEN THEN WOMEN MUST STAND OUTSIDE THE PRESBYTERIUM (THE AREA NEAR THE ALTAR). WHILE PERFORMING THE SAME FUNCTION MEN STAND INSIDE THE SANCTUARY. THE WOMEN CONSIDER THE RULING DISCRIMINATORY AND INSULTING TO AMERICAN WOMEN. AFTER THEY HAD BURNED THE MISSAL THEY CAREFULLY GATHERED THE ASHES AND SENT THEM TOGETHER WITH THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE TO JOHN CARDINAL DEARDEN, PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN BISHOPS, WHO IS IN SAN FRANCISCO MEETING WITH THE BISHOPS. THE PACKAGE WAS TIED WITH PINK RIBBON AND SIGNED: WOMAN.
PINK AND ASH
THE COLOR OF OUR CASTE IS PINK
BUT THE COLOR OF OUR MOOD IS ASH.
WE HAVE BURNT YOUR SACRED BOOKS
YOUR LATEST OPPRESSIVE WORDS.
WE ARE SICK WITH YOUR POMP AND MALE PEROGATIVE
WE ARE WEARY OF YOUR CALLOUS STANCE TOWARD WOMEN IN THE
YOU HAVE RAPED US OF OUR RIGHTS
AND PREACHED THAT IT WAS IN THE NAME OF GOD.
THESE ARE THE ASHES OF YOUR CANONS
OF YOUR INSTRUCTION SIXTY-SIX.
THE COLOR OF OUR CASTE IS PINK
BUT THE COLOR OF OUR MOOD IS ASH.
The church sold out to feminism
“In the traditional family, the man is the head of the home and the one responsible for providing those things necessary for the sustenance of life. The woman is a “keeper at home,” and the one primarily responsible for the care of the children. The traditional family thus defined is in line with the biblical plan for the home. Feminists hate the family that is patterned after the Word of God because it is contrary to all that they accept as true. Thus, their goal is the total destruction of the traditional family.” ~William Einwechter
The goal of feminism is to destroy Christianity and the family and to feminize men and force women to live and work like men. Towards this end it promotes the destruction of home and family, devalues men and children, seeks the destruction of femininity, embraces sexual debauchery of all kinds, and promotes socialism and communism. One of the tools used by feminists to accomplish these goals was women’s suffrage.
The 19th amendment was conceived and set forth by women who were discontent with the purpose and design given to them by our Creator. Giving women the vote while, at the same time, encouraging women to stand on their own, delay marriage or refuse to marry, explore free love, delay motherhood or turn motherhood over to the state, and defy their husband’s rule (thus voting against him in many cases)–all goals of socialism and feminism–ensured that their causes would be pushed forth by those same women. Many of these women were staunch defenders of Darwinism. Failing to believe Scripture in one way led to failing to believe Scripture at all.
It is thus a provable fact that, without women having the vote, many of the leftist policies so affecting and destroying our society and homes would never have passed. Women, especially single women, tend to vote in a far more liberal fashion than men (whether married or single) do. We gave women a sphere never intended by God for them and we reaped entirely foreseeable troubles.
This is all tied into the sin that is so rampant in our churches…immodesty, destruction of and failure to understand familial duties, delayed marriage, frequent and easy divorce, domestic abuse (and the lies about abuse), feminized men, debased and masculinized women, delayed motherhood, failure to believe or apply Scripture, lack of submission and respect in marriage, as well as a defiance of biblical patriarchy and the headship of man among others. Feminism has affected it all. The church, failing to embrace or even understand a truly biblical worldview, gave in easily to Darwinism, feminism, and women’s suffrage, and thus became compliant in the destruction of the home, biblically speaking.
There’s a direct correlation between feminism, socialism, and women’s suffrage and the decision by the National Organization of Women, in the late 1960’s, to call on Christian women to send in their their headcoverings so they could be burned. Feminists wanted to destroy any outward obedience to God’s laws concerning marriage, biblical womanhood, and the biblical family. Convincing women not to cover in worship was but one tool in their arsenal but it was an effective one as it was a direct assault on biblical headship and marriage.
When the call for equal rights for women came, many in the church jumped on the bandwagon. Few were the husbands, fathers, or pastors who would risk disfavor or being labeled domineering, old-fashioned, or judgmental to take a biblical stand. “Times have changed,” we were told as if that were enough reason for disobeying God.
“Indeed, as De Tocqueville predicted, innovations in the direction of extensions of suffrage will always be successful in America, because of the selfish timidity of her public men.” ~ Robert L. Dabney
So, under the guise of pursuing ever-nebulous, ever-changing, and non-biblical “equality” whether in granting women the so-called right to vote or embracing sinful designs and practices in the name of feminism, our churches capitulated and women, eschewing biblical womanhood, left their homes and families, and barged into the workplace to compete with men (leaving men unable to provide a living wage for their families). In the wake of their departure from their homes, husbands and children were left to fend on their own. The divine call of biblical womanhood, wifely duties, and motherhood was replaced by what we have now: the woman-driven-women-focused me-culture that flies in the face of God and endlessly demands more.
Godly women once wholly and joyfully embraced the duties given to them by the Lord. They cherished their families and gladly embraced their purpose in life: the care for those families and the homes wherein they dwelt. In return, women were cherished as mothers, wives, and homemakers. They were beloved and praised and highly exalted. Then along came the feminist propagandists. These communistic devotees besmirched women who devoted their lives to their families. Such women were successfully portrayed as fools and simpletons who were enslaved by the selfish patriarchy.
The feminists and suffragettes lied, misled, and confused younger women into eschewing God-appointed marriage and family, besmirched homemaking as slavery, and, in the process, got what they wanted: the devaluation of the church and the destruction of the home and society.
The women’s liberation movement wasn’t started or backed by true Christians but by evil women who were discontent with the sphere given to them by the Lord. If the church hadn’t capitulated to feminism, it wouldn’t have opened the door to the wave-on-wave-on-wave of endless attacks on the biblical family that has left us where we are today: dying in the dregs of a society who hates God, biblical femininity, the family, and any and all that is good, holy, or traditional.
Women who cast off supposed chains of matrimony or the patriarchy are now willingly enslaved by bosses, corporations, and the workaday world. Marriage is delayed or eschewed, babies are cast off into the care of the government or murdered in the womb, and men and husbands are disregarded and portrayed as fools. In the aftermath of the near destruction of the biblical home, husbands and children languish without the gentle and loving care of a wife or mother.
Both outwardly and inwardly, feminism has corrupted everything beautiful about femininity. Instead of promoting the Christ-honoring duties and glories of womanhood as taught by Scripture, feminism promotes debauchery and destruction in the name of freedom.
The average modern woman is now loud, boastful, lewd, immodest, and full of self-interest. Among other evils, feminism stands firmly for the right of a woman to put herself above all others, sleep around rather than marrying and devoting her life to her husband and family, and for her so-called right to kill her child in the womb; what it fails to tell these women is that it is they themselves that are also being destroyed.
Feminism’s lies have wormed their way into every area of our lives, our homes, churches, and society. It’s poison has spread throughout our Western world. Feminism is evil yet it is blindly but firmly entrenched in our churches, our homes, and society. It came in bit by bit as we endlessly moved the goal and erased all biblical lines and demands. Many who uphold feminism do so unknowingly. It’s been the lens we look through for so long that most of us have no clue what life was like before.
It’s too late to prevent Christians from selling out to feminism but it’s not too late to fight against it. This can only be done by churches who repent of failing to believe and obey Scripture as their authority, husbands who repent of failing to lead as God has commanded, and women who repent of failing to submit to and obey their husbands in a biblical fashion. There’s much work to do and no time to waste.
Joseph Spurgeon: “Men are created to build, wage war, provide, and lead . A church that does not call men to build, wage war, provide, and lead for the glory of God will never make an impact in the culture. Instead it will contribute to destruction of the culture by helping create and maintain effeminate males who shirk responsibility, take the least path of resistance, tear down instead of build, and follow the world to hell.
Women are created to give and nurture life, live dignified, virtuous, and modest lives, and submissively help the men in their lives to complete their callings. A church that does not call women to give and nurture life, live dignified, virtuous, and modest lives, and to be submissive will contribute to the destruction of the culture by creating and maintaining hard women who kill their preborn, flaunt perversion, and in their defiance of authority lead the culture into heresy, old wives tales, and to hell.”
What is feminism’s endgame?
We’re blind to what feminism teaches because most of us haven’t taken the time to dig deeply; instead, we hear “women’s rights” or “equal pay for equal work” and we become putty in the feminist’s hands. Who could rightly stand against such supposed noble causes? There’s different types and kinds of feminism, different things varying camps fight for, but all of them ultimately stand against God’s Word.
No movement, no cause, that stands against God’s Word can possibly be a noble cause; even a little delving into Scripture shows so-called women’s rights to be at odds with God’s Word because they attack at the root of the creation order.
Feminists in their own words
Let’s look a little closer at what feminists actually believe:
Betty Friedan, “women who ‘adjust’ as housewives, who grow up wanting to be ‘just a housewife,’ are in as much danger as the millions who walked to their own death in the concentration camps… they are suffering a slow death of mind and spirit.”
Annie Laurie Gaylor, “Let’s forget about the mythical Jesus and look for encouragement, solace and inspiration from real women… Two thousand years of patriarchal rule under the shadow of the cross ought to be enough to turn
women toward the feminist ‘salvation’ of this world.” (“Feminist Salvation,” “The Humanist”, July/August 1988, p.37.)
“Note the significant fact that we always hear of the “fall of man,” not the fall of woman, showing that the consensus of human thought has been more unerring than masculine interpretation. Reading this narrative carefully, it is amazing that any set of men ever claimed that the dogma of the inferiority of woman is here set forth. The conduct of Eve from the beginning to the end is so superior to that of Adam. The command not to eat of the fruit of the tree of Knowledge was given to the man alone before woman was formed. Genesis ii, 17. Therefore the injunction was not brought to Eve with the impressive solemnity of a Divine Voice, but whispered to her by her husband and equal. It was a serpent supernaturally endowed, a seraphim as Scott and other commentators have claimed, who talked with Eve, and whose words might reasonably seem superior to the second-hand story of her”~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton, The Woman’s Bible
“The Bible teaches that woman brought sin and death into the world, that she precipitated the fall of the race, that she was arraigned before the judgment seat of Heaven, tried, condemned and sentenced. Marriage for her was to be a condition of bondage, maternity a period of suffering and anguish, and in silence and subjection, she was to play the role of a dependent on man’s bounty for all her material wants, and for all the information she might desire on the vital questions of the hour, she was commanded to ask her husband at home. Here is the Bible position of woman briefly summed up.”
~Elizabeth Cady Stanton, The Woman’s Bible
Gloria Setinem: “By the year 2000 we will, I hope, raise our children to believe in human potential, not God.”
Gloria Steinem on marriage (it’s) “an arrangement for one and a half people.”
Gloria Steinem: “Overthrowing capitalism is too small for us. We must overthrow the whole… patriarch (system)!”
Molly Yard, “I consider the Chinese government’s policy among the most intelligent in the world.” (In response to a question concerning China’s policy of compulsory abortion after the first child, Gary Bauer, “Abetting Coercion in China,” The Washington Times”, October 10, 1989).
Kate Millett, “so long as every female, simply by virtue of her anatomy, is obliged, even forced, to be the sole or primary caretaker of childhood, she is prevented from being a free human being.”
Kate Millett, “The care of children ..is infinitely better left to the best trained practitioners of both sexes who have chosen it as a vocation…[This] would further undermine family structure while contributing to the freedom of women.” Sexual Politics 178-179
Dr. Mary Jo Bane, “In order to raise children with equality, we must take them away from families and communally raise them.” (feminist and assistant professor of education at Wellesley College and associate director of the school’s Center for Research on Woman).
Roxanne Dunbar: “How will the family unit be destroyed? … the demand alone will throw the whole ideology of the family into question, so that women can begin establishing a community of work with each other and we can fight collectively. Women will feel freer to leave their husbands and become economically independent, either through a job or welfare.”~ Female Liberation
Linda Gordon : “The nuclear family must be destroyed, and people must find better ways of living together. … Whatever its ultimate meaning, the break-up of families now is an objectively revolutionary process. … “Families have supported oppression by separating people into small, isolated units, unable to join together to fight for common interests.” ~Functions of the Family, WOMEN: A Journal of Liberation, Fall, 1969.
“The first condition of the liberation of the wife is to bring the whole female sex back into public industry, and this in turn demands the abolition of the monogamous family as the economic unit of society.” ~ Frederick Engels, The Origins of the Family, Private Property and the State (New York, International Publishers,1942) p.67
Catherine MacKinnon: “All sex, even consensual sex between a married couple, is an act of violence perpetrated against a woman.”
Andrea Dworkin: “Families make possible the super-exploitation of women by training them to look upon their work outside the home as peripheral to their ‘true’ role.”
Andrea Dworkin: “Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a practice. Rape, originally defined as abduction, became marriage by capture. Marriage meant the taking was to extend in time, to be not only use of but possession of, or ownership.”
Andrea Dworkin: “Under patriarchy, no woman is safe to live her life, or to love, or to mother children. Under patriarchy, every woman is a victim, past, present, and future. Under patriarchy, every woman’s daughter is a victim, past, present, and future. Under patriarchy, every woman’s son is her potential betrayer and also the inevitable rapist or exploiter of another woman,” Liberty , p.58.
Linda Gordon, “the nuclear family must be destroyed… Whatever its ultimate meaning, the break-up of families now is an objectively revolutionary process.”
Mary Jo Bane, “in order to raise children with equality, we must take them away from families and communally raise them.”
Sheila Cronan, “Since marriage constitutes slavery for women, it is clear that the women’s movement must concentrate on attacking this institution. Freedom for women cannot be won without the abolition of marriage.”
Carol Crist (Roman Catholic Theologian): “I found God in myself and I loved her fiercely….”
Robin Morgan, “We can’t destroy the inequities between men and women until we destroy marriage.”
Margaret Sanger, “The most merciful thing a large family can do to one of its infant members is to kill it.” (Founder of Planned Parenthood, “Women and the New Rage,” p.67.)
Shirley McClain: “Male is matter, matter is male, matter is evil, male is evil, feminine is spirit, spirit is feminine, and that’s good.”
“No woman should be authorized to stay at home and raise her children. Society should be totally different. Women should not have that choice, precisely because if there is such a choice, too many women will make that one.” ~ Interview with Simone de Beauvoir, “Sex, Society, and the Female Dilemma” Saturday Review, June 14, 1975, p.18
Ann Lori-Gaylor: “Let’s forget about the mythical Jesus and look for encouragement, solace and inspiration from real women. 2,000 years of patriarchal rule under the shadow of the cross ought to be enough to turn women toward the feminist salvation of the world.”
Cheryl Clarke: “Heterosexuality is a die-hard custom through which male-supremacist institutions insure their own perpetuity and control over us. Women are kept, maintained and contained through terror, violence, and the spray of semen…[Lesbianism is] an ideological, political and philosophical means of liberation of all women from heterosexual tyranny… ” Lesbianism, An Act of Resistance
Vivian Gornick: “Being a housewife is an illegitimate profession. The choice to serve and to be protected and plan towards being a family maker is a choice that shouldn’t be. The heart of radical feminism is to change that.”
Dr. Mary Jo Bane: “In order to raise children with equality we must take them away from families and communally raise them.”
Sheila Cronan: “The simple fact is, every woman must be willing to be recognized as a lesbian to be fully feminine.”
Linda Gordon: “The nuclear family must be destroyed… Whatever its ultimate meaning, the break-up of families now is an objec-tively revolutionary process.”
Antonia Senior: “Standing where religious martyrs were held and tortured in Britain’s turbulent reformation,” she writes, “I could think of one cause I would stake my life on: a woman’s right to be educated, to have a life beyond the home and to be allowed by law and custom to order her own life as she chooses. And that includes complete control over her own fertility.”
Antonia Senior: “As ever, when an issue we thought was black and white becomes more nuanced, the answer lies in choosing the lesser evil…The nearly 200,000 aborted babies in the UK each year are the lesser evil, no matter how you define life, or death, for that matter. If you are willing to die for a cause, you must be prepared to kill for it, too.”
Mary Daly: “If life is to survive on this planet, there must be a decontamination of the Earth. I think this will be accompanied by an evolutionary process that will result in a drastic reduction of the population of males.”
Kate Millett, “[O]ne of children’s essential rights is to express themselves sexually, probably primarily with each other but with adults as well. So the sexual freedom of children is an important part of a sexual revolution.” (radical feminist and Marist theoretician in Loving Boys)
P. Andrew Sandlin The correct response to radical feminism and egalitarianism is not to “put women in their place” but to exalt them to their biblical place — standing shoulder to shoulder with faithful men, partners in the cultural mandate, “heirs together of the grace of life.”
What does Scripture say?
You won’t find the word feminism in Scripture but that doesn’t mean God’s Word is silent about it. Scripture has much to say about creation order and the purposes and duties of men and women. Below are just a few of the Scriptures that prove feminism is a lie.
Proverbs 9:13 “A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.”
Proverbs 21:9, “It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.”
Proverbs 21:19, “It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.”
Proverbs 41: 1, “Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.”
Proverbs 22:14, “The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.”
Genesis 2: 18-24, “And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. 19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. 20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. 21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
1 Peter 3: 1-6, Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, 2 when they see your respectful and pure conduct. 3 Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— 4 but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. 5 For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, 6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening.
1 Corinthians 14: 34, the women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says.
Colossians 3: 18-19 “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.”
1 Timothy 2: 9-15, “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; 10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.”
1 Timothy 5:14, So I would have younger widows marry, bear children, manage their households, and give the adversary no occasion for slander.
Titus 2: 3-5, 3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, 4 and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.
Proverbs 31: 10-31, 10 An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. 11 The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.12 She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.13 She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands.14 She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar.15 She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens.16 She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.17 She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.18 She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp does not go out at night.19 She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle. 20 She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.21 She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household are clothed in scarlet. 22 She makes bed coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple. 23 Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land. 24 She makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchant. 25 Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. 26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. 27 She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. 28 Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: 29 “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” 30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. 31 Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.
Ephesians 5: 22-33, 22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. 25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.[a] 28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30 because we are members of his body. 31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. 33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
1st Corinthians 11: 3 “But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.”
1 Corinthians 11: 2-16, 2 Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you. 3 But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head, 5 but every wife who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same as if her head were shaven. 6 For if a wife will not cover her head, then she should cut her hair short. But since it is disgraceful for a wife to cut off her hair or shave her head, let her cover her head. 7 For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man. 8 For man was not made from woman, but woman from man. 9 Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. 10 That is why a wife ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels. 11 Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man nor man of woman; 12 for as woman was made from man, so man is now born of woman. And all things are from God. 13 Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a wife to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14 Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair it is a disgrace for him, 15 but if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her for a covering. 16 If anyone is inclined to be contentious, we have no such practice, nor do the churches of God.
Godly men on women’s purpose
“Yet consider now, whether women are not quite past sense and reason, when they want to rule over men.” –‘Men, Women, and Order in the Church’.
“…what is closely allied to the office of teaching — and not to assume authority over the man; for the very reason, why they are forbidden to teach, is, that it is not permitted by their condition. They are subject, and to teach implies the rank of power or authority. Yet it may be thought that there is no great force in this argument; because even prophets and teachers are subject to kings and to other magistrates. I reply, there is no absurdity in the same person commanding and likewise obeying, when viewed in different relations. But this does not apply to the case of woman, who by nature (that is, by the ordinary law of God) is formed to obey; for gunaikokratia (the government of women) has always been regarded by all wise persons as a monstrous thing; and, therefore, so to speak, it will be a mingling of heaven and earth, if women usurp the right to teach.” –Calvin from his commentary on 1 Tim 2:12
“And as God is the head of Christ, and Christ the head of the whole human kind, so the man is the head of the two sexes: not indeed with such dominion as Christ has over the kind or God has over the man Christ Jesus; but a superiority and headship he has, and the woman should be in subjection and not assume or usurp the man’s place. This is the situation in which God has placed her; and for that reason she should have a mind suited to her rank, and not do any thing that looks like an affectation of changing places. …. And this was probably the fault of these prophetesses in the church of Corinth. It was doing a thing which, in that age of the world, betokened superiority, and therefore a tacit claim of what did not belong to them but the other sex. Note, The sexes should not affect to change places. The order in which divine wisdom has placed persons and things is best and fittest: to endeavour to amend it is to destroy all order, and introduce confusion. The woman should keep to the rank God has chosen for her, and not dishonour her head; for this, in the result, is to dishonour God. If she was made out of the man, and for the man, and made to be the glory of the man, she should do nothing, especially in public, that looks like a wish of having this order inverted. “–Matthew Henry’s commentary on 1 Corinthians 11
It [Deuteronomy 22:5] forbids the confounding of the dispositions and affairs of the sexes: men must not be effeminate, nor do the women’s work in the house, nor must women be viragos, pretend to teach, or usurp authority” –Matthew Henry’s commentary
“One expression in Titus 2 deserves special notice. It is the word homemakers. The Greek word is oikourgous, which literally means “workers at home.” Oikos is the Greek word for “home,” and ergon means “work, employment.” It suggests that a married woman’s first duty is to her own family, in her own household. Managing her own home should be her primary employment, her first task, her most important job, and her true career.”
“Mothers, don’t let anyone ever dupe you into thinking there’s anything ignoble or disgraceful about remaining at home and raising your family. Don’t buy the lie that you’re repressed if you’re a worker in the home instead of in the world’s workplace. Devoting yourself fully to your role as wife and mother is not repression; it is true liberation. Multitudes of women have bought the world’s lie, put on a suit, picked up a briefcase, dropped their children off for someone else to raise, and gone into the workplace, only to realize after fifteen years that they and their children have a hollow void in their hearts. Many such career women now say they wish they had devoted themselves to motherhood and the home instead.”
“When women take over a culture, men become weak; When men become weak, they can be conquered, when all the men have been slaughtered, you [women] can sit there with all your jewelry and junk. You’ve been conquered, because you overpowered your protector.”
Robert L. Dabney
“[I]t would not be hard to show, did space permit, that this movement [women’s suffrage] on the part of these women is as suicidal as it is mischievous. Its certain result will be the re-enslavement of women, not under the Scriptural bonds of marriage, but under the yoke of literal corporeal force. The woman who will calmly review the condition of her sex in other ages and countries will feel that her wisdom is to ‘let well enough alone…’. Under all other civilizations and all other religions than ours, woman has experienced this fate to the full; her condition has been that of a slave to the male-sometimes a petted slave, but yet a slave. In Christian and European society alone has she ever attained the place of man’s social equal and received the homage and honor due from magnanimity to her sex and her feebleness. And her enviable lot among us has resulted from two causes: the Christian religion and the legislation founded upon it by feudal chivalry. How insane then is it for her to spurn these two bulwarks of defense…? She is thus spurning the only protectors her sex has ever found, and provoking a contest in which she must inevitably be overwhelmed.” ~“Women’s Rights Women”
An examination of women’s purpose
“Do the women’s liberationists want to be liberated from being women? No, they would say, they want to be liberated from society’s stereotypes of what women are supposed to be…. Some very interesting facts have been uncovered by scientists which will feminists will have to treat very gingerly for they show that it is not merely society which determines how the sexes will behave…. The idea of matriarchy is mythical, I’ve learned, for not one that can be documented has ever existed. Doesn’t it seem strange that male dominance has been universal if it’s purely social conditioning? One would expect to see at least a few examples of societies where women rather than men held the positions of highest status…. Isn’t’ it really much easier to believe that the feelings of men and women throughout history bear a direct relationship to some innate prerequisite? … It was God who made us different, and He did it on purpose. Recent scientific research is illuminating, and as has happened before, corroborates ancient truth which mankind has always recognized. God created male and female, the male to call forth, to lead, initiate and rule, and the female to respond, follow adapt, submit.”
“Equality is not really a Christian ideal. It is, in the first place, very hard to get at what people mean when they speak of equality. Surely they can’t mean that men and women are like two halves on an hourglass or an orange…. Men and women are equal, we may say, in having been created by God. Both male and female are created in His image. They bear the divine stamp. They are equally called to obedience and responsibility, but there are differences in the responsibilities.… The statement, ‘All men are created equal’ is a political one, referring to a single quality for a single purpose. C.S. Lewis called this a ‘legal fiction,’ useful, necessary, but not by any means always desirable. Marriage is not a political arena. It is a union of two opposites. It is a confusion to speak of ‘separate but equal’ or ‘opposite but equal’ in referring to this unique union of two people who have become, because they were made different in order that they might thus become, one flesh.”
“Remember this: The strongest sign of the decay of a nation is the feminization of men and the masculinization of women. It is notable that in Communist nations women are exhorted, and compelled, to do what has traditionally been men’s work. American women, some of them, feel triumphant that they have broken down the ‘barricades’ between the work of the sexes. I hope they will still feel triumphant when some commissar forces a shovel or an axe into their soft hands and compels them to pound and cut forests and dig ditches. I hope they will be ‘happy’ when a husband deserts them and they must support their children and themselves alone. (After all, if a woman must be ‘free’ she shouldn’t object to men being free too, should she?) I hope they will feel ‘fulfilled’ when they are given no more courtesies due to their sex and no kindnesses, but are kicked aside on the subways buses by men, and jostled out of the way by men on busy sidewalks and elevators…. I hope, when they look in their mirrors, that they will be pleased to see exhausted, embittered faces, and that they will be consoled by their paychecks.”
“The best happiness would result if women would continue to let this be a man’s world and continue to provide a bower of bliss at home. Her greatest career is to help her husband and to start her children off in the right direction. Women should be reminded that they can have just as much pride saying, ‘Look, I helped my husband and I have raised some decent children.’ I don’t think women can do any better than that. That’s more important than winning the Pulitzer Prize or the Nobel Peace Prize.”
F. Carolyn Graglia
“Those who would defend anti-feminist traditionalism today are like heretics fighting a regnant Inquisition. To become a homemaker, a woman may need the courage of a heretic…. Feminists claimed a woman can find identity and fulfillment only in a career; they are wrong. They claimed a woman can, in that popular expression, ‘have it all’; they are wrong – she can have only some. The experience of being a mother at home is a different experience from being a full-time market producer who is also a mother. A woman can have one or the other experience, but not both at the same time. Combining a career with motherhood requires a woman to compromise by diminishing her commitment and exertions with respect to one role or the other, or usually, to both.” –A Brief Against Feminism, pages 369-370
How can it be a large career to tell other people’s children about the Rule of Three, and a small career to tell one’s own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone, and narrow to be everything to someone? No; a woman’s function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute. I will pity Mrs. Jones for the hugeness of her task; I will never pity her for its smallness.”
“I feel so strongly upon this dangerous and unChristian and unnatural cry and movement of ‘woman’s rights’… Let woman be what God intended; a helpmate for a man – but with totally different duties and vocations.” Queen Victoria
“I am most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wicked folly of ‘Women’s Rights,’ with all its attendant horrors, on which her poor feeble sex is bent, forgetting every sense of womanly feelings and propriety. Feminists ought to get a good whipping. Were woman to ‘unsex’ themselves by claiming equality with men, they would become the most hateful, heathen and disgusting of beings and would surely perish without male protection.” ~ March, 1870.
“I am every day more convinced that we women, if we are to be good women, feminine and amiable and domestic, are not fitted to reign; at least it is contre gré that they drive themselves to the work which it entails.” ~ 1852
“I love peace and quiet, I hate politics and turmoil. We women are not made for governing, and if we are good women, we must dislike these masculine occupations.”
“Marriage and motherhood have their trials and tribulations, but what lifestyle doesn’t? If you look upon your home as a cage, you will find yourself just as imprisoned in an office or a factory. The flight from the home is a flight from self, from responsibility, from the nature of woman, in pursuit of false hopes and fading fantasies. If you complain about servitude to a husband, servitude to a boss will be more intolerable. Everyone in the world has a boss of some kind. It is easier for most women to achieve a harmonious working relationship with a husband than with a foreman, supervisor or office manager.” ~ “Choosing a Career”
“Feminists realize all too well that they can never achieve a level playing field in the marketplace as long as their male competitors have the advantage of homemaker wives… Women on the left know that in order to get ahead more easily, they must deprive men of their advantage in having stay-at-home wives. The desire to eliminate the full-time homemaker has been feminists’ goal all along. The need for a second income was never the goal.”
Mrs. Ralph Borsodi
What concerns me most is the question of what is a good way for the average woman to live. I do not believe that spending the best part of her life in a cannery, a textile mill, a garment factory, a power laundry, nor even behind the counters of a department store or sitting behind a typewriter, is as good a way to live as most of the defenders of industrialism and socialism seem to believe. For the average woman, it seems to me that running a home, taking care of and training her children, and doing creative work—as crafts like sewing and weaving as well as cooking and washing—is a better way of living…
I don’t want the millions of women who have chosen homemaking as a career to think they are producing less than the women who earn a little cash each week. And above all, I don’t want those who are choosing their life-work to feel that they must abandon the country for the city, postpone marriage until they are too old to adjust to it, and give up the idea of establishing a family, because “progress” requires that they live in city flats, take city jobs, and spend their time in city shopping. ~ Free America,1937
Articles addressing feminism and creation roles
Commentary on 1 Timothy 2:9-14. by Martin Luther
The Feminist Convergence by Rev. Bennie Castle
On Female Education. by Samuel Miller by Samuel Miller
Paul on Women Speaking in Church by Benjamin B. Warfield
The Public Preaching of Women. by Robert L. Dabney
What is the Woman’s Desire? by Susan T. Foh
Women’s Rights Women. by Robert L. Dabney
Websites addressing feminism
The beginning of feminism (secular articles but informative)
YouTube videos addressing creation order and feminism
Podcasts touching on feminism and women’s purpose
Relatable by Allie Beth Stuckey
Fruitful & Fearless by Lexy Sauve and Jordan Sparks
Books addressing feminism
The first several books in this list directly addresses feminism; the rest enables the Christian woman to understand and stand on truth. The links that lead to Amazon are linked to my account; if you purchase a book through the link, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.
Websites addressing feminism and women’s purpose
Free resources online concerning feminism and family duties
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