I have been doing some reading on the roots of feminism and felt led to share some of the quotes from radical feminist leaders of the past. Christian women would be wise to read up and know their history on feminism and its roots. Here are some of the quotes:
"Housewives are mindless and thing-hungry…not people. Housework is peculiarly suited to the capacities of feeble-minded girls. It arrests their development at an infantile level, short of personal identity with an inevitably weak core of self…. [Housewives] are in as much danger as the millions who walked to their own death in the concentration camps."-The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan.
"[Housewives] are dependent creatures who are still children…"-Gloria Steinem, Time Magazine, 1970
"Being a housewife is an illegitimate profession… The choice to serve and be protected and plan towards being a family-maker is a choice that shouldn’t be. The heart of radical feminism is to change that."-Vivian Gornick, University of Illinois, “The Daily Illini,” April 25, 1981
"Women owe Friedan an incalculable debt for The Feminine Mystique…. Domesticity was not a satisfactory story of an intelligent woman’s life."-Elizabeth Fox-Genovese in Feminism Is Not the Story of My Life
We can’t destroy the inequities between men and women until we destroy marriage.-Robin Morgan, Sisterhood Is Powerful
- "I never set out to write a book to change women's lives, to change history. It's like, 'Who, me?' Yes, me. I did it. And I'm not that different from other women. ... Maybe my power and glory was that I could speak my truth as a woman and it was the truth of every woman."
- "The problem that has no name - which is simply the fact that American women are kept from growing to their full human capacities - is taking a far greater toll on the physical and mental health of our country than any known disease."
It is sad to see such women have so much destructive influence. They had reached outside the walls of their influence to have a hand in tearing down other's homes. We need more women to stand up for good-- the truth of Scripture, boldly and unashamed.
To encourage women to build up their homes, love their husbands, love their children, and live for the Lord, being kind and busy at home. To encourage young women to stay on the path that leads to righteousness and His glory and not their own. (Titus 2)
And remember, if God has called something good, let us not be swayed by our emotions or allow anyone to make us think otherwise.
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