The Tragedy of Feminism

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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.

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What Every Young Woman Needs To Know

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In the beginning, God created all things, and last of all, man and woman.  Humankind is special, because we were created in the image of God, he created us to reflect his character.  God didn’t make one gender-neutral person who reflected the whole of God’s character, he created male and female, each to reflect different aspects of himself.  Men he created to be powerful, protective, and to hold authority.  God created women to be life-giving, beautiful, and helpful.  Both people represent the image of God, they just do it in different ways.

When the first man and woman betrayed God in the garden of Eden, sin was brought into the world.  God told them how hard life was going to be, that work would no longer be pleasant and that pain and suffering would happen.  He told Eve that she would desire to rule over her husband.  After sadly giving Adam and Eve the news that life would no longer be perfect, God gave them hope.  He told them that a savior would come, who would bear the punishment for sin and bring about forgiveness and eternal life.

Fast forward to today, thousands of years after the fall of man happened.   In the United States, feminism is on the rise and people take longer than ever to become adults.  Marriage has been thrown away and gender is being neutralized.  In huge contrast to this is the Middle East, where women are treated as slaves and men have more power than they know what to do with.   Neither is what God intended for mankind.  However, we have a hope that overcomes the darkness of the world.  Jesus is our hope.

Two thousand years ago, Jesus the Christ came  to earth as a man, fully human, fully divine.  The only begotten Son of God descended from heaven to earth as and became a child, born in the humblest of places.  As a man, he worked miracles upon the earth and preached about the kingdom of heaven.  He healed the blind, freed people from demons, and even raised the dead.  His works brought hope to many, but he brought something more than miracles and words.  Jesus gave up his life and was crucified though he had committed no crime.  He had lived without a sin, yet he died bearing the weight of all people’s sin.  In the moment of his death, he broke the division that had been set up between God and man.  He was the perfect sacrificial lamb.  that was not the end of the story.

One day, a woman named Mary was going to the tomb of Jesus, a man whom she had believed was the Christ.  When she got there, she saw the stone rolled away from the entrance of the tomb, and no body inside.  She wept, believing that the body had been stolen.  A man came to her and revealed to her that he was Jesus, and had risen from the dead by the power of God.

This is the basis of our story, and is the reason I am writing this series.  I am writing to share the gospel and glorify God.  Young men and women need to know that there is hope for them in Christ.  They need to know that they have been redeemed, and if they accept that gift of redemption, that they become a child of God.

Acts 16:31 “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, then you will be saved.”