Women Enslaving Themselves In the Name of Liberation
by Shaun Willcock
The Bible teaches that women are equal to men as human beings, albeit with different roles to play in the home and in society, and with different strengths. Man, having been made stronger than woman by the Creator, has been made by Him to be the provider and the protector. To husbands the Lord commands: “giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life” (1 Pet. 3:7); and, “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it…. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies” (Eph. 5:25-28). No man should ever treat a woman with contempt, or abuse her in any way. All women should be treated with respect and gentleness by men.
A Militant Agenda Against Men
A radical feminist named Catherine A. MacKinnon made the astounding claim that voluntary sexual intercourse could be compared with rape, because in a male-dominated, patriarchal, heterosexist society, the line between voluntary consent and coercion is blurred. Radical feminists have even claimed that Beethoven composed his masterpiece, “Ode to Joy”, to induce men into a sexual frenzy. This is the kind of “academic contribution” the world can do without, being utterly insane; yet radical feminists take this garbage seriously, the chips on their shoulders are so huge. Truly, “feminism is a secular religion with its own high priestesses, dogmas, and initiation rituals. Its creation myth holds that on the first day Goddess created Eve, and all was right with the world. But that idyllic state was shattered when first patriarch Adam stumbled into the Garden, pounded on the table, and demanded his apple.” Yes, for these bitter and twisted women, men are the root of all evil. They constantly harp on and on about society being “male-dominated” and “patriarchal”. They hate this, and fight against it with all their might. And woe betide anyone who dares to disagree with them. In their extreme, hate-filled and militant radicalism, they have been dubbed “feminazis”.
The feminist movement has declared war on men. “All manner of unpleasant things that happen to women are blamed on those linear-thinking, knuckle-dragging males.” Men, who fight wars to protect women, who go out into the workplace and by the sweat of their brows earn money to feed their families, are now viewed as uncouth monsters, women-oppressors, holding women back from “achieving their full potential”, interested only in abusing women and enslaving them. “The feminist jihad”, author Carey Roberts notes, has “indicted the entire male species for Crimes against Womankind.” Their “litany of grievances”, as Roberts points out, is never-ending. For example, one of their pet grievances is that husbands are considered the head of the family. As he humorously puts it, “Sometimes these men are known to actually encourage their wives to stay within the credit card limit and to stay out of cat fights. Yes, silly, that’s what leadership is all about.” Another grievance is that men don’t listen to their wives. “And considering all the women who rant and rave about patriarchal oppression, maybe they’re not worth listening to.”
And the fact is, most of the world is patriarchal. This fact, too, is a very stubborn one, and it won’t go away. The world is led by males. It always has been. This is in accordance with the will of God. From the very beginning, men have been the primary breadwinners, the government-creators, the thinkers and the muscle behind the advance of civilization. These are the facts, and facts are very stubborn things. This is not by any means to say that women have contributed nothing, or that they are incapable of contributing anything. There have been great women throughout history. But women in leadership positions have always been in the minority, not because they are dumber than men (they certainly are not), and not because they have been held back in many societies: the truth is that most women, even today in this age of “women’s liberation”, do not want to be in positions of great leadership. Their ambitions lie elsewhere, for the most part, and let us be ever thankful that this is so, for in this way men and women complement each other, just as the Lord God intended (Gen. 3:16-19). Throughout history it has been primarily men who have governed, men who have provided, men who have led. The man is the breadwinner and protector, the woman is the homemaker. This is why women do not make good soldiers.
For 6000 years, men have been the soldiers. This is as it should be. God made man to be the protector, not woman. This is not her role. She should not be wielding a gun on the border to defend the folks back home. It’s not her place, and she’s not equipped by the Creator for it. The man is. Period. She is not as physically strong, and she cannot do what a male soldier can do. Western countries have been caving in to the militant feminist agenda, and filling soldiers’ barracks with women. But to do this, they have to lower the standards for women soldiers, and in the process lower the combat capability and readiness of the army itself. What’s more, most men do not want to be protected by women. It goes against the natural order of things, the divine order, and they are intensely uncomfortable with it because deep down they know it’s not the way things ought to be. Speaking personally, as an African who loves to spend time in the wild African bush, I would feel intensely uncomfortable if I was on a hike through a game park that was led by, and under the protection of, a female game ranger with a high-powered rifle slung over her shoulder. I simply do not want my life to be in the hands of a lady with a gun if we were to be charged by a lion or an elephant. Nothing against ladies with firearms – I believe they should know how to defend themselves.
But I am extremely uncomfortable with the idea of standing there helplessly while a woman, whom by upbringing and conviction I believe I should be protecting and not the other way around, shoves me and any other hikers behind her for protection as she prepares to do battle with whatever dangerous animal erupts from the bush. Call me old-fashioned, but some things just ought not to be. And if they were honest and their feminist womenfolk gave them permission to say what they really felt, most men would agree with me.
As Carey Roberts put it, again with some humour: “Men provided the raw muscle power and ingenuity that became the engine for a booming economy. Patriarchs, also known as primary breadwinners, provided sustenance and stability to their families. And male leadership enabled our country [this is said of the USA, but true of many other western, Protestant-influenced countries as well] to prevail through two World Wars and the Great Depression. These events left an indelible mark on the men who pulled us through those terrible times. These brave souls can be forgiven if they sometimes burp without covering their mouth or find it hard to talk about their feelings.” Precisely. Feminists may want men to be more feminine (and I’ll have more to say about that a little later), to “get in touch with their feminine side” (as if they have one), and to have better manners; but men are men and women are women, and in many ways “ne’er the twain shall meet”.
Let us consider the effects of radical feminism on women; on men; and on boys.
The Effects of Radical Feminism on Women
Surely not. Women are not free, they are now enslaved to the fashion industry.
They have lost the art of homemaking as they have rushed to voluntarily place themselves under the man’s curse. How foolish and how heartbreakingly tragic. This is not to say that women must never work! Throughout history, all around the world, women have worked, sometimes because they wanted to and often because they had to. There is nothing wrong with this. The Bible contains examples of women who worked at secular employment. But first and foremost, a woman is called to be a homemaker and a homekeeper. If she works because she wants to, and yet is a wife and mother, her first and foremost duty is to her husband, her children, and her home. So many of today’s “liberated” women, however, don’t know how to take care of a home, raise their children, or create the kind of environment that a husband would love to come home to. They pursue their careers at the expense of their families, enchaining themselves to their work desks as if their jobs are the reason for their existence; as if they are somehow incomplete as human beings unless they can “show everyone that they can do anything a man can do.” What a waste.
Women are now “free” to have multiple male sexual partners. Feminism promoted the idea that women don’t need men to be complete – so large numbers of women made their careers their everything, not marriage. Nowadays they are referring to “arrangements” with men rather than relationships. “Steering clear of what they define as ‘sticky, mushy relationships’ these girls prefer to schedule their men in when they have time to see them!” They are now “free” to prevent pregnancies by popping abortifacient pills, or, if they happen to fall pregnant, they are now “free” to jettison the human results of their promiscuity via abortion. Society is now full of women secretly carrying the terrible guilt for what they have done to their unborn children. Pro-abortion doctors try to convince everyone that abortion is not murder, but deep down most people know that it is. If not before the abortion, then often afterwards. Not all have abortions, of course; but because they mock the institution of marriage, and sleep around with multiple partners, they usually end up having children out of wedlock – children all too often unwanted and unloved. So, after a long day’s work at the office, these women return home to a house without a man, but a house in which there are children they can hardly handle because they never really see them. They are being raised by others. All this leads to stress, and utter exhaustion for women, and of course is devastating to the children. They grow up without fathers, in State-controlled educational centres, being indoctrinated into the new world order.
I would add another question: why is it that these things are discerned by the journalists and writers quoted here, but not by so many professing Christian women (and men)? It seems that professing “Christians” are so caught up in making money, having fun, and living selfishly, that they are blind to the terrible reality that’s staring them in the face every time they return home to their children. They are just so busy: busy going to the beauty salon, busy soaking up the soapies on TV, busy making money. Are these the fruits of true salvation?
There is no true freedom without freedom to dissent. And you can’t disagree with these feminazis! They are arrogant, rude, crude, militantly organised, and they expect every woman – and man – on the planet to agree with them and support their cause and agenda. And those who don’t are insulted, sometimes assaulted, shouted down, ridiculed, and ostracised. Thus women, who naively think they have been “liberated” from “slavery” to men, have in fact been enslaved by the very movement that claims to have liberated them! They are not free to differ with these radical fanatics. They must go along with the agenda – or else.
The Effects of Radical Feminism on Men
There are of course many reasons for the breakdown of the institution of marriage in society today, but this is certainly one of them: feminism has made men shy away from the commitment of marriage, or even from the very attempt to find a woman to marry; for if a man shows any interest whatsoever in a woman, she is liable to slap him with a “sexual harassment” lawsuit even for the most innocent of conversations, and this will ruin his life – even if he’s eventually found innocent. Then too, there is the fear of getting married, and then at some point having the wife take the husband to the divorce court over some small matter and being so favoured by the women-friendly judicial system that the financial settlement of the courts leaves him with next to nothing. Women are now using their new-found favouritism in the courts to their advantage, making life utterly miserable for their men while knowing that the men cannot do anything about it, or they will be in trouble with the law. Women openly admit to using emotional blackmail to get their way, knowing that the law is all on the woman’s side and men are increasingly too afraid to do anything about it. They demand equal rights, but do not want to have equal responsibilities. Instead, whenever anything goes wrong, it can conveniently be blamed on the man; and courts are supporting this. Women are seen as “victims” who have done no wrong; it’s all the man’s fault. As one South African man put it: “Women feel superior to us men because of the rights that have been given to them and they often misinterpret their rights to mean that they have the right to do anything and men should not oppose them.”
And yet the irony is, astoundingly, that even though the feminist movement is so rabidly anti-male, all the freedoms and privileges women presently enjoy in society were granted to them by men! Just ponder this fact for a minute. Women did not win these things by their own efforts. They did not stage a revolution or fight a war against men to gain them. They are not physically strong enough to win a war against men, or for that matter to force men to do anything. Feminists can jubilantly and triumphantly scream and shout all they like about “girl power” and “sisters doin’ it for themselves”, but it’s all hogwash. They did not beat men into submission and force them to grant them their present freedoms and equality. Men decided to give them these things. If men had not voluntarily decided to do so, women would not be able to enjoy a single one of them. That’s a fact. And yet feminists hate men, they hate the very ones who voluntarily gave women all the freedoms they presently enjoy in western society! Freedoms, let it be said, which are utterly unknown to women in many other societies of the world.
These bitter radical feminists have been very successful in convincing society that they are “persecuted” and “discriminated against” and all the rest, in this “male-dominated, patriarchal” society. Well, it might have been such a society once (and the world was a better one for it), but it certainly isn’t so today: in almost every sphere in western society today, men are in retreat, and women are being favoured, promoted, advantaged. But instead of gratitude to western men who turned the tables in their favour, they are bitter, angry, and vindictive.
The Effects of Radical Feminism on Boys
It is vitally important for Christian parents to fight back against this radical feminisation of society. They need to teach their boys to be boys, and their girls to be girls. They must teach their boys to be masculine and their girls to be feminine. They must teach them about the God-ordained roles of men and women. Remember the days when boys used to take risks, play cops and robbers, play hunters in the woods, shoot pellet guns, go fishing, and come home with their knees scraped and all covered in dirt? This is what little boys are made of! And it’s all excellent training for adult life. Now look around you: where are such boys today? They’re sitting inside with their eyes glued to the TV or to dumb computer games, their brains in neutral, and if they go outside at all they are first kitted out with more protective wear than a soldier going to war.
The Destruction of the Family in Accordance with Marxist Objectives
Yes, the irony of it all is that the feminist movement, while purporting to be all about freeing women from “bondage” to men, has in fact brought women into bondage to the feminist movement, which is itself nothing but a puppet of the advocates of global people-control. Women have become slaves, in the name of freedom! The plan has been diabolically clever: keep women (and men) so engrossed in themselves, and in entertainment, that they don’t see what is happening to themselves and their families; fill their every waking moment with careers, and beauty treatments, and entertainment, so that they have no time in the day to truly think and are too exhausted at night to be able to read and think and see through the smokescreen; keep them so busy, tired and unhappy that they feel they can’t cope and must attend “therapy” sessions with some so-called “expert”, who’s really as mixed-up and confused as they are but who has the authority to dope them up with medication that perpetuates their zombie-like state and thus keeps them from ever thinking for themselves, or reading for themselves, and thus figuring out what’s actually going on. Keep their children away from them as much as possible, via State educational facilities and after-care facilities, and hours of homework, and sports, and hours of TV and musical entertainment, so that although they pass each other in the same house, parents and children are really leading separate lives and are essentially strangers to each other. And to top it all, call all this “women’s liberation”, the freedom to do as she pleases, to live her life the way she wants to!