“Why aren’t you a feminist?”
If I had a dollar for every time I’m asked that question.
Here’s the deal, I have been very blunt and honest about my opinions on feminism, and surprisingly enough, I’ve gotten more backlash over that, than I ever had about other hot topic such as homosexuality, abortion, sex before marriage, and so on. In this world, feminism is a must according to 99% of people. If you are not a feminist, you are basically labeled a woman hater, someone who thinks women don’t deserve/need rights, etc etc etc. Feminists go completely against the word of God, despite this, there are so many feminists who claim to be Christian’s, bought with the blood of Christ. They do not recognize the fact that women are not equal to men. We are not the same.
Men and women are not the same, and therefor, they are not equal.
We see proof of this all throughout the Bible. Men are naturally more competitive, stronger (emotionally and physically) God makes it clear that the male is supposed to be the head of the house, the bread winner, the leader. He is meant to strengthen his wife emotionally, to support her. The female is called to be his helper, his second in command. She is naturally a more gentle soul, meek, humble. The Bible speaks of our differences, and if you are honest with yourself, feminists completely disregard that. They may say that they realize we are different, but if they truly did..they would realize that we are also not equals, and we shouldn’t be. This isn’t to say the female should follow the male blindly into sin or trouble, or that she is not allowed to express her opinion respectfully or help her family in a time of need, this isn’t to say a man can not ever rely on his wife. Here is what the Bible says about being a man –
1 Timothy 5:8 But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Ephesians 5:22-25 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,
All throughout the Bible, God shows that the man’s rank is above the woman’s. And we can not have equality if he is to be above. Now, here’s a verse that will hopefully drive this point –
1 Peter 3:7 – Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with [them] according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
The woman throughout the Word is seen as the weaker vessel. No, God isn’t saying that us women are weaklings, that we can’t do anything without a husband…but what He is saying, is that we were never meant to be above the men, or to be equal. We are meant to be meek women of God. And feminism is destroying the beauty of being a woman, a woman as God created us to be. Nowhere in the Word does it support being equal with men, or does it support feminism.
What then should be a Christian’s view of feminism? A believing woman, who is seeking to obey God and walk in peace and grace, should remember that she has equal access to all spiritual blessings in Christ. “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28). A believing woman should not allow herself to be used as a pawn in the worldly agenda of the feminist movement. Men and women have a God-given privilege to fulfill the plan He has set for us. Rebellion against that plan and the arrogance that seeks to put self above God’s Word bring difficult consequences. We see those consequences in the destruction of the relationship between husbands and wives, the destruction of the family, and the loss of respect for human life. – source.
Feminism makes women believe that in order to be great, you must have accomplished things. Being a woman as the Lord meant for us to be is no longer enough. Being meek, being humble, being quiet and pure is no longer sought after. We must have accomplishments that this world praises. We must be equal with the men, we must do everything the men do and we must do it just as well. Being ourselves is no longer enough. Romans 12:3 tells us, “Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought.”
Feminism has forced a sexual movement onto us, it has spread the lies of sexual sameness and it has made sex into a fling, something that is no longer treasured or special. Sexual freedom has brought torment and tragedy upon women. And with feminism comes sexual “freedom.”
Feminism has tried to show women that it is okay to deny what God has given us, it has told us that it is natural to throw away what God clearly says is our will. It has made it seem like being a women as He desired us to be is us giving up on what we could be in the world’s eyes, as if it His plan is not enough. It has told us that to be feminine is to be weak.
In the attempt to blur gender distinctions, feminists declared war on the concept of gender-related characteristics. The qualities that marked feminine women–softness, sweetness, kindness, the ability to relate well–were judged as silly, stupid and weak. Only what characterized men–characteristics like firmness, aggressiveness, competitiveness–were deemed valuable. – Source.
1 Corinthians 11:7 says that man is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man, but feminism has made it seem like femininity is our weakness, not our strength.
Lastly, feminism is destroying men by making it seem as though women need a feminine man. We can not have equality without completely ruining God’s rules for each gender, by completely ruining gender roles. Gender roles were made for a reason. We have not only destroyed Biblical femininity, we have destroyed Biblical manhood. True men of God are almost nonexistent because feminism has pushed them into becoming weaklings.
When we strive for equality, we are destroying God’s desire for men and women.