Today is International Women’s Day, which is of course a construct of the modern UN gender equality (i.e. gender neutralization) agenda.
As much as I have to say about all of that, I don’t actually want to rant about it today. Because honestly, and I probably join many rabid feminists here when I say, why does there need to be an international women’s day? One day out of the year to give a nod to half the population who carries as much of the burden of the building of all civilization ever as men do?
And that, my friends, is what I want to rant about today.
Among other things.
Most modern feminist philosophy presupposes that women have been oppressed throughout all of human history, hence, just like having an International Women’s Day, completely undermines the amazing contributions women have made to human civilization.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: traditional gender roles are NOT oppressive to women. Rather, they greatly contribute to the function of society. The issue of “inequality” between the sexes, spousal abuse, sexual abuse, preventing women from obtaining an education, etc., are because of the fall, original sin, and forms of social control.
Women do not need to be treated like men to be treated fairly and equally.
In fact, men are far more likely to respect and appreciate women when they are doing what they do best which is, among many other amazing things, bearing and caring for our young. Men absolutely love women, as they are, and there’s nothing wrong with that! There’s nothing wrong with being feminine, there’s nothing wrong with having a complimentary relationship, there’s nothing wrong with taking great joy and pleasure in dedicating yourself to your husband, children and home. Women are of course capable of many things beyond that, as Provbers 31 clearly indicates. We were created in the image of God (Genesis 5:1-2) and are just as precious in His eyes as men are.
But to be honest, there are of course many issues in the world surrounding gender roles and the treatment of women. However, the large majority of the countries that have been deemed the worst for women to live happen to be Muslim countries. I have been learning quite a bit about the Koran and other Islamic texts this year and while the Bible does not condone or encourage spousal abuse, rape, or systematic oppression of women, Islam very much does. If you took away the gender inequality that Sharia Law creates, I imagine we’d have quite a bit more “equality” between genders in the world.
So why isn’t this what you hear feminists going on about?
Perhaps that’s an entirely separate post in itself, but I felt it was worthy of mention on International Women’s Day.
What feminists are always going on about are mostly feelings and issues they see in Western society, where women have a multitude of rights, privileges and advantages. Having a door held open for them, compliments on their appearance, being expected to get married and have children, and women who don’t mind all of these things, are what feminists usually resent the most. The issues they address that are worth addressing as a society: rape, sexual assault or harassment, domestic abuse and psychological health issues among women (none of these things are restricted to just women, by the way) are all, once again, results of a lack of morality and order, morality and order that is, in fact, associated with a system of ideology that promotes traditional gender roles.
As the expectations for women to act like women have decayed, the expectations for men to act like men have decayed as well. When women demand that men no longer consider them in need of protection, men stop thinking they are in need of protection. Young American men are no longer taught the value of sticking up for and defending women, rather they are told they need to shut up and get out of the way so women can have their glory age. This is a huge advantage for young, sexually-driven men who are happy to bed with women who claim to not need them.
So I would like to say today, on International Woman’s Day, that I am very glad I am a woman and very much enjoy my traditional role of wife, mother and homemaker. I also am very aware that I am among the very most privileged people in the world-white American women. I have never in my life felt at a disadvantage because of my gender, except perhaps because of my stature, which is generally why women need men. The Bible teaches men to honor us because of this (1 Peter 3:7).
And in light of what is happening across Europe right now, I would like to finish this rant with this: there are women all over the world who are subject to a tyrannical spiritual system that treats them like dogs and literally treats them as less-than-human. This is a system that liberals constantly defend and as it is making its presence violently known in Europe it is women who are suffering the most, with rape, sexual assault and verbal abuse.
Islam is rape culture. Muslims literally do hate women. And the West is opening its doors wide open for their ideology, while turning around and scolding American men for holding doors open and smiling at women.
If you are American, and female, count your blessings. We have it very, very good, so don’t let feminists tell you that their movement hasn’t done anything. It’s done plenty, including completely dismantle social institutions that used to encourage and promote loving and protective treatment of women. They just had to destroy the fact that it acknowledged them as women.
So embrace womanhood. It’s a blessing. Women are capable of so many things that are unique to women, and men can never take our place, and they wouldn’t know what to do without us. Just as we wouldn’t know what to do without them. So let’s value and appreciate womanhood today, and every day!
In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made He him; Male and female created He them, and blessed them. (Genesis 5:1-2 KJV)