Being an ordained minister, I know what a God-intended feminist is, there are so many great women to list in this post. The first obvious God-intended feminist is the Prophetess Deborah who was a leader well before there were suffragettes. The next one that comes to mind is Esther, she literally put her life on the line to free her people. This is probably my favorite, Bathsheba. She was an adulterer, repentant, and became the mother of Solomon. Even more notably, The Proverbs 31 Woman. I love her best because she really made a mess of her life, cleaned it up, and through God’s Grace became the benchmark that every woman should aspire to be. And that’s just in the Old Testament.
So when I see the ‘new’ feminism, especially in the prolife movement, as a Christian and minister I am offended that any woman would label themselves a ‘new’ feminist. Never has a so-called movement been so clearly not of God, nor of polite society.
Feminism was not meant to be ugly and mean, but here we are. And the prolife movement is no exception to this ugliness. This ‘new’ feminism is very interesting to me, but even more so are the splinter groups that have formed, both prolife and proabort sides. Just to make this clear, I am NOT surprised that progressive feminists are evil and vile. It’s obvious, kind of like daring people to cross them, or whatever. I find it very cartoony and simple, obnoxious and funny. These ‘women’ really believe they speak for all women.
What is more disturbing and reprehensible are the faux-life feminists. I mean seriously. What really separates them from proaborts? Because if I saw them side by side, I’d have a pretty rough time seeing or hearing the difference, and not because of their appearance, but because of their shaming, shunning, filthy language, lack of sensibilities and basic manners.
The capability to be in polite society should set us apart from the animals, but how would anyone know the difference? My way or the highway, throw friends under the bus, cop a lousy attitude.
Then, what happened to the God-intended feminists? Why is the faux-life movement so offended at the real things of God? Why are prolife Christian women judged as being extreme? To that, I say THANK YOU FOR NOTICING. Being set apart for such a time as this is called MINISTRY. Much like the OT and NT God-intended feminists, I trust God, not feminism, to do what God has called me to do, a task taken seriously without apology.
But why are the ‘new’ feminists so mean to the God-intended feminists? Maybe being a Trump Conservative was just too much to deal with. Are we too old to be ‘relevant’? That’s ageism. No preaching on the sidewalk? That’s persecution. No graphic imagery? That’s not telling the whole truth.
Look, it’s real easy to be the popular one when you go out of your way to look and sound the part. But when you refuse to set yourself apart from the opposition, all you’ve done is a whole bunch of nothing, causing confusion, being part of the problem. And that’s too bad. There is so much more for you.
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” [Romans 12:2]