Categories: Family, Social Issues
Radical Feminism Got It Wrong
Nena Arias | June 15, 2020“What sorrow awaits those who argue with their Creator. Does a clay pot argue with its maker? Does the clay dispute with the one who shapes it, saying, ‘Stop, you’re doing it wrong!’ Does the pot exclaim, ‘How clumsy can you be?’” (Isaiah 45:9)
Whenever humans take the opposite side from God on any issue, they are dead wrong, and it won’t end well. It matters not what their arguments are the results will always be opposite of what the aim is, which is searching for true purpose, happiness and fulfillment. The authentic versions of these things are impossible outside of God.
When it comes to the design and purpose of men and women, God and biology are very clear. Men are men and can never be women and vice versa. Women will always be women. Surgery and hormones can never change that. Tampering with that will create distorted human beings and make people completely confused and miserable about who they are, which is why the suicide rate among homosexuals and transgenders is so high and keeps climbing.
The radical feminist movement started out to “liberate” women from the male oppression and dominance by claiming they could be just like the men. In some respects, this was a good thing since male aggression toward women was taking place and taking advantage of someone is never a good thing, male or female. But in too many aspects, it was the wrong thing to do because it destabilized the family structure and the evidence of that is greatly reflected in the breakdown of marriage and the family and it is only getting worse because those established structures of society are being redefined into something entirely unrecognizable and totally against God plan.
By design, God made men to take the leadership role in society, to be gentlemen and treat women with respect as co-equals in dignity and worth. That should never change. Men are supposed to act with honor, valor, courtesy, dignity, bravery, politeness and chivalry all the way around in protecting women. They are to be the leaders, and providers for the family, which they cherish and to protect those who are under their responsibility. God made women to be complementary in the family relationship and to take on the sublime role of childbearing and rearing, homemaking and even entrepreneurship without neglecting their first roles. This creates a balanced society for a good development and an orderly procreation and perpetuity of the human race.
Single men and women have the prerogative to either marry or not, but all are to be celibate outside of marriage covenant. When these guidelines in sex are not followed men will victimize women and women will victimize men. Things get out of whack and relationships are meaningless and devoid because there is no commitment—therefore, no depth for the long haul and they crumble. The guidelines for sex established by God is something that angers a lot of people. They seem to think, “my body, my choice” and God will respect that choice because he gave it in the first place, but he is not responsible for the consequences of your choices for which each person will be held accountable. Nobody will be able to escape God’s revision of their life and then see what the score card reveals. Hebrews 9:27 “It is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment.”
Radical feminism and the leftist mentality have destroyed the traditional framework between the sexes, yet they don’t like the outcome and they go on a blame game in their efforts to prove they are right without the proper evidence or results to prove it. When women are taught not to respect men, who are responsible and good, they are promoting bad male behavior. This by no means justifies the men to adopt bad behavior but, you do reap what you sow!
The radical feminist movement was not wrong in pointing out the bad male behavior, but they were wrong in saying that women also have the right to behave badly. They got rid of all the factors that create cohesiveness and real meaning to male/female relationships. To the modern generation, sex is merely a bodily function, when women are not in the same “mood for sex” or they regret a sexual encounter they cry “rape” or they say it was sexual assault. Men are also seduced and taken advantage of by women when women can’t take a “no” from a man and consider it as an insult to their femininity and to their person.
God knows that marriage is the best thing for both sexes. Marriage civilizes men, if they want to live right, and teaches them to love, respect and honor their family and to take care of them. It teaches them to think beyond themselves and beyond their generation. They want to do right by the children they bring into this world. So, in that sense, that is the best place for a woman to be.
When women gave up on marriage, they gave up the best place where they can be valued and well-treated, providing of course that the men are doing their job according to their design in God. If women think they can get the same benefits in uncommitted relationships by being intimate in a hundred sexual encounters because that is what they have been told will make them happy and fulfilled, they have another thing coming. But they have found out they are dead wrong. So, they float from one intimate encounter to another and feeling more and more empty as life goes on because a bunch of falsehoods.
My interest in addressing this topic is because of the dire need to get back on track on male and female roles in our society as the answer to a lot of our problems. BUT also because of an article I ran into about a woman who wrote for Cosmopolitan magazine for 20 years. I will quote loosely from this article and also inject my own thoughts but you can read the entire article here posted May 26, 2020.
The article is titled:
She Wrote Fake News for Cosmopolitan and Now Regrets Misleading Women on Feminism
Kelsey Bolar | May 26, 2020,
Sue Ellen Browder wrote false propaganda for Cosmopolitan magazine for 20 years. She herself describes that what she wrote was “propaganda.”
The aim was to sell women the idea that “sexual liberation is the path to the single woman’s personal fulfillment.” Browder said, “Propaganda is half-truth, selected truth, and truth out of context.”
Propaganda sells ideas and ideas do have consequences. Ideas never die and there is a track record in history of whether they have worked or not. Initially, the experiences of discrimination and lack of opportunities for women to excel in the work force with equal pay, in business, education and even the right to vote is what started the original feminist movement. And I must admit, new and exciting opportunities opened up for young girls and women to branch out into many different fields. As single women, these work, education and career opportunities were a good thing. The problems began when women wanted to have it all, a marriage, a family and a career that would take them away from their family responsibilities.
These discriminations caused many women to join the feminist movement. However, in the early 20th century the goals began to change and in the 60s and 70s, the movement became radicalized and women who joined removed all the guidelines that protected their identity and they lost themselves under the “quest to free themselves from male dominance.” Two crucial lines that were crossed were that the movement became hateful toward men and pro-abortion. Sexual freedom was redefined to mean promiscuity and irresponsibility.
The radical feminists made up their own rules and arguments to mask the lies they were spreading as they went along. If the original feminists of the late 19th century could see the out of control radicalized feminists of today, most would be sorry they even started the movement because of the distortions and what passes for “female freedom” these days.
The idea that it is a women’s “right” to kill her baby in the womb I am positive would appall them. And to think that the Supreme Court ruled that this horror is a “constitutionally protected right” is even more appalling.
Even Browder became a victim of her propaganda that all women want abortion. At the age of 27, she and her husband had two children—when they found out they we pregnant with a third child they decided to abort. She had the abortion in the same hospital where she had previously given birth.
She said, “I did not realize what a traumatic experience that would be later in my life, how much that would haunt me.” 20 years later, Browder sought spiritual help to heal from that traumatic experience. She writes,
“When you start betraying the truth, it will come back to haunt you,” she says. “It will get you in the end. And that’s why even though I knew we were making up stories, I still got sucked in and thought abortion would be OK.” “I think that—I was certainly part of the evil empire,…” she tells The Daily Signal. “And what I would like … for young women today [is] to tell them the truth so they could see how my generation got it wrong, why we got it wrong, and how they can do better…”
As you can see by this woman, and others like her who have seen the error of their ways, that God’s truth in all matters pertaining to life is the right path to follow.
Men and women need to go back to believing who they were created to be by Almighty God and accept his truth on everything else to find true life, liberty, happiness and fulfillment. God does not make mistakes.