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 and solidarity 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. Many women now make more money than their male counterparts. Men often act as surrogate mothers while their wives make far greater salaries than they will ever see. 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 for them. 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 or if their parents feel they are trending in the opposite direction. 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 are precious human beings who have been created in a special way that allows them to produce new life, but they also contribute to the success of their children by encouraging, nurturing and instilling in them God’s truth. They have dignity, strength, a compassionate spirit, tender hearts, the ability to inspire and so much more. God did not only create women for man’s pleasure, but also as an extension of man. We are all equal in God’s sight, yet each one of us unique.
Today there is another call to freedom from the shekels of oppression of women. For the most part, I believe women in America have it pretty good. The new morality has given way to promiscuousness on both sides, leading to many of the problems women are complaining about. Modesty is a thing of the past.
Before we can move forward, we need to look back to see how we got here.
Proverbs 31:10-12 ” Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.”