Originally posted on atimetoshare.me 10/9/14
When the Feminist Movement got underway in the 60’s, women applauded the rights they demanded. They burned their bras in protest. They shed all evidence of the things they felt were binding them or holding them back. Their cry for equality was loud and clear and set the stage for what would become a totally different society.
Women, up to that point in time, were considered by some as second class citizens. Their career opportunities were limited. Society had loosened the reins somewhat and didn’t frown nearly as much on women working outside the home, but the stigma was still there.
We’ve come a long way, baby – or have we? Today women hold high positions in almost every area of the “civilized” world. They run large companies – they hold political office (and we may eventually see one in the White House) – their career paths are endless.
The Feminist Movement made a huge impact on society. Some women now make more money than their male counterparts. Women take time off to have babies, but soon reliquish the actual raising of that child to a nanny. Women can choose to have babies or to abort them because it isn’t convenient. Young women soon learn that power equals sex and morals are a thing of the past as long as you have protection. Girls can physically become boys if the want to. Women may be treated as equal, but they are no longer revered or treasured as God intended them to be.
Our young girls need to know they have value – not only to their parents, but to the One who created them. They’re precious human beings who have been created in a way that allows them to produce new life, but they also contribute to the success of their children and husbands, by encouraging them and instilling in them God’s truth. They have dignity, strength, a compassionate spirit, tender hearts, the ability to encourage and inspire and so much more. God did not create women for man’s pleasure, but as an extension of him. We are all equal in His sight.
I am not against feminism, but I think there are limits and I also believe we have done a great disservice to the young girls who will someday become women. Maybe the old ways aren’t always so bad.