A relatively recent movement in American history has been that of the feminists. While there have been some good things that have happened as a result of this movement, many things that have happened because of this movement are tragic.
Because of the early feminist movement, women gained the right to vote and the right to a higher education. Clothes have become more comfortable, with pants becoming the norm. In modern day, women from the Middle East have started to come out from oppression and find a voice, though facing much persecution. Furthermore, feminists have attacked human trafficking, which is a wonderful thing.
However, the feminist movement has brought tragedy with it. Through fighting for equality, feminists have decided that they should be equal to men in all ways. Same role, same ability, same lifestyle. As a result of this philosophy, the family has suffered. Men and women no longer take the roles of husband and wife, but as mere business partners.
Feminists have lost sight of who women were created to be, in fact, they are trying to make women take on the roles of man. That doesn’t mean that they want women to look or talk exactly like men, but they do want women to have the same role as men. In reality, they are saying that the best woman is a man. Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of being a feminist?
God created women to be beautiful life givers, and helpers. Women are equal to men, not in their roles, but in their purpose. Yes, men were created to be leaders, but that does not mean that they should oppress women.
One particular thing that feminists pressure women to do is to go have a life outside of the home. Women have to go to college, get a high paying job, and not be hampered by children. If women stay at home and make their house beautiful and take care of children, they are demeaning themselves and their potential. This is vastly different from what the Bible says.
Proverbs 31 outlines what makes a woman beautiful, inside and out. This woman is multi-talented within her home, and is a help to her husband, not just a house-keeper. She obviously not a slave, but enjoys her job as a wife and mother.
The feminist movement is tragic because it pushes the idea that women are not good as they are, that they need to do things that God has not created them to do.