First of all, I want to say every topic I discuss comes from God. He inspires me. I don’t know if it’s for me or for someone else but when I feel the stir I know it’s time.
So needless to say I’ve been thinking about this topic, passionately swirling around.
I recently read an article on the Odyssey on the Christian rejection of feminism and why women aren’t equal to men (check it out here). This little girl discusses why she’s not a feminist and why women are second to men, and she uses the Bible to support her claims.
Feminism right now is a hot button topic. Unfortunately so many women are ruining the good name and movement (but that’s for another debate). I don’t really care what you call yourself: feminist, egalitarian, or prefer no labels. As long as we’re working towards the same goals, equal treatment and opportunity for men and women.
So when I read this article, it was a slap in the face. Now she made good points regarding women and how Jesus viewed us in a special, amazing way and how we’re created uniquely wonderful. I think if she discussed the difference of men and women and why one shouldn’t conform or disregard their qualities, it would be different.
My issue is when she discusses how women are created second to men and how we have our places in the home and family unit. She goes on that woman are not equal to men.
That is my problem.
In an ideal Utopian world, the biblical view would work great. But we don’t.
Here’s the problem with rejecting gender equality, claiming women aren’t equal to men and are second. It gives men permission to treat women as inferiors and delicate flowers.
“It gives men permission to treat women as inferiors and delicate flowers. “
Women would have issues running for politics or breaking the glass ceilings. They would be scrutinized for not wanting a family or refusing to stay home. No one would take a female leader seriously.
Wait, that’s already an issue now.
In fact, I’ve seen more blame placed on women for the breakdown of the family and men’s morale.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want our country to resemble Saudi Arabia. And I really don’t want our rights pushed back about fifty years where our husband’s and father’s signature were required for everything.
Basically what I’m saying is stop telling women we’re not equal to men. By encouraging this mindset, we’re pushing back everything all the brave women in the past fought for.
So ladies, I’m going to give it to you straight. We’re equal to men. Stop reducing yourself.