Feminism has burst our bubble


When I was a young woman feminism was just rearing its ugly head. It swept through womankind in the Western world and excited them as they plowed through piles of ironing and household chores. It promised liberation from drudgery and new freedom in the world outside the home.

No longer was it acceptable to be a home maker, serving our husband and family, but it denigrated us women, making us appear as mindless creatures who couldn't think for ourselves. We women, happy to bear and raise our children,  were despised and even pitied.

It became easier to have an abortion and with the advent of The Pill, the reproductive cycle of womankind was controlled. Fornication, adultery and promiscuity became the norm with women often becoming the more sexually aggressive of the sexes. With these changes and with the ensuing disrespect for their husbands, no fault divorce was made law and many many marriages failed.

Young girls were not shown home making skills but were taught to study hard and go to university and have a career. Many found to their dismay later in life, that they didn't know how to run a home or cook. The newest generation became latch key children and often came home to an empty house.

Feminism was touted as a woman's right, along with having a career and not having children later on if they even married. And like many feminists, many found that by the time they were ready for children, that they were unable to conceive

Feminism for the most part, has been successful. The woman who longs to be a wife and mother and not work outside the home is treated contemptuously by society in general, even in church circles. She often is made to feel inferior every time the question is asked as to what she does for a living. Apparently, being a woman who works hard in her home is nothing warranting praise. 

For the woman who wants to have a lot of children, there is nothing but raised eyebrows and smart comments when they find out another child is expected. It is a common thing today to be ousted from society because one does not follow the world's way but delights in being a Proverbs 31 wife.

However, there is now a draw back to feminism, with many women wanting to be stay at home wives and mothers, but such is the thrust of feminism that many husbands do not want their wives to give up work. Women are therefore stuck in the rut that feminism has created for them.

Pregnancy is often something that women are made to curtail or postpone because of their career, and the longing to have a child is often suppressed with a great burden of guilt to boot.

Feminism goes against God's Divine Order and His plan for biblical womanhood. It has done a lot of harm to women, marriage and families and has made women ill from trying to keep it all together.

Far from the freedom that they strove for, feminism has created a bondage for women and actually limits their potential. There is no way back for society generally and there's no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Feminism has burst our bubble.


 © Glenys Robyn Hicks

Isaiah 3:11-13 Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him. As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths. The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people.

2 comments:

  1. This article is very well written and expressed. I couldn't agree any more. I would say that feminism hasn't just burst our bubble but robbed us from the beauty of womanhood. God created woman beautifully and as a gift. The only thing I see differenly is the trend for moms to stay at home and are be supported by their husbands. And maybe it is just at my church because I also see that many are forced to work because they "can't afford to stay at home". In fact, when I stopped working, when I had a family, I had many moms tell me they wished they could stay at home but they just couldn't afford it. I am a stay at home mom and I love it. My husband is happy to let me stay at home. I have been home for 12 years and just started working from home. It is nice to have a little extra income and the flexibility to be here for my family. But we have trusted God to take care of us every day and He has. He has supplied everything we need and more. Many people, even Christians, don't have trust in God's provision. Thanks for your thoughts on this.

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    1. Jaime, thanks for sharing a cuppas with me today. In my zeal to decry feminism and urge women to trust God to allow them to stay at home with their children, I may come across as being against women who have to work outside the home. I was one such woman once, but missed my children so much. I do believe that feminism goes against the Divine Order and I point women to the Word. Whilst I write to urge women to come home, I do not judge them. We have been so blessed to be home. We need to be home for our children.

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