All it takes is a word about feminism, like yesterday’s post, and the feminists jump up to defend it. “Feminism is ONLY about choice,” they say. “You sound ignorant when you stereotype feminists as being against the stay-at-home mom.”
Many women still desperately want to believe that feminism is only about total freedom of choice. That it’s only about valuing all vocations and making sure no one is abused. No doubt, many women who call themselves feminist do sincerely hold to these claims. But the movement itself doesn’t even pretend about its agenda. It is not about choice.
One only need listen to its proponents to hear its agenda:
Gloria Feldt, leading feminist activist and former CEO of Planned Parenthood, was interviewed by the NY Times, clearly stating the truth about feminism. Why are feminist still defending what is being openly taught?
“It should be acceptable criticism to point out that, although everyone has the right to make their own life decisions, choosing to “opt out” reinforces stereotypes about women’s priorities that we’ve been working for decades to shatter, so just cut it out. And, the “individual choice” women have to become stay-at-home moms becomes precarious when they try to return to the workplace and find their earning power and options reduced. If we could see child-rearing as a necessary task and not an identity, and if we could collectively recognize that facilitating it benefits us all, we would go much further in guaranteeing women’s choices than we do when we are expected to uncritically celebrate every individual’s decisions.” From Where is the Female Steve Jobs
In case you missed it, here’s what Feldt is saying:
“Technically women have a choice but if you make the choice to be a stay at home mom you destroy everything feminism has worked to gain so we must criticize (and that should be acceptable) the women who choose to stay home with their children. Oh, and raising children is just a task that anyone can do.”
Perhaps you get tired of my talking about feminism. Perhaps you don’t realize how important it is that we understand its true colors and recognize its dangers to the family and ultimately to all of us. I get really impatient with the defense of feminism and the accusations that I’m simply “uninformed” when there is such blatant evidence of the feminist agenda splattered across the NT Times and everywhere else you care to look.
There is no reason to get upset at those of us who oppose the true agenda behind feminism. It is precisely because I desire to defend women and children and families that I fight so vehemently against it! I know the typical replies: “Because of feminism women can vote and women can work and women can do such and such.” Let it be said that I don’t propose that nothing good has come out of the feminist agenda. But the harm far outweighs the benefits (I for one don’t get excited about “my right to vote”. I had a right before women’s suffrage. The right to stay in my cozy house while my one-flesh husband casted our house vote ;-))
I don’t have to be a feminist to recognize the incredible value of women. I don’t have to be a feminist to feel empowered. I was crafted by the Master Creator with the ultimate gifts and abilities to make the world a better place. As feminists continue to destroy the blessedness of home, let us weep for their destruction and never stop proclaiming the truth that God’s blueprint for family is the only hope for salvaging society.