Written by Rebecca Embry
June 5th. 2017
My grandmother, a wee woman of 4’10”, had six children and lived in Sri Lanka during a time when the country was going through a transition of power. Money was scarce, so she had to work for most of her adult life as an English teacher while my grandfather did his best to support the family as a clerk.
Through her daily activities, she constantly reminded us to educate ourselves in English literature, learn to cook and clean, paint, read the bible, attend daily mass, and always, always dress so tastefully. These continue to make an imprint on my mind.
She is the epitome of virtue, with such great dignity, intelligent character, and a fiery opinion all encompassed in an armor of authentic femininity. She had immense confidence in her role as a wife and mother; her magnificent poise as a woman of God was hard to overlook. Were she to care enough to keep up with the silliness that passes for modern activism these days, she would no doubt be shocked to learn of the vicious attacks and lack of respect from which her feminine identity suffers on a daily basis.
More notably, she would be shocked to learn the source of these attacks; from the advent of the sexual revolution and the pill to the recent march of Nasty Women, the key perpetrators in this attack on femininity can be found heading the ranks of the feminist movement.
Women were treasured beings; the ‘fairer sex’ as some put it back in the day, beings of mystery, femininity, virtue and sacrificial love.
St. Joan of Arc, Susan B. Anthony and St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta are some of the virtuous heroines who greatly contributed to the grandeur of our individuality. These women sacrificed their lives for the women and men before them, quite the opposite of what modern day feminism promotes. Nowadays, these charming ladies thrust forward and demand respect for their gender and ask to be treated equally to men, while simultaneously sexualizing all that is pure and beautiful.
Marriage is one institution that has suffered under the stiff rule of feminism, but not quite as much as that most hated role, motherhood, which is deemed as being quite unworthy of woman-kind. Noting the work that accompanies child-rearing, this movement has championed the solution to this “problematic” consequence of nature: abortion and the pill, which both establish a woman firmly in “control” of her “reproductive rights”.
The sad reality is that these women have actually lost control of their uniqueness and their aspirations; they consistently disgrace the splendor of our being, and dutifully murder our children. As feminism eradicates everything that is beautiful and significant to our identity, it simultaneously creates a new identity, a new fangled being, i.e., the nasty woman.
As the seas of pink marched on through the big cities on the day after the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump, chants of being “nasty women”, also, “my body, my choice”..etc., were ghastly declarations that were heard everywhere, as these nasty women walked around with genitalia props on their heads (quite an unsavory sight I must say).
How can anyone respect these feminists? How would anyone take a woman’s thoughts on intellectual subjects seriously? The high regard and respect that our feminine identity treasured for thousands of years has diminished because of this movement.
In Humane Vitae, a significant encyclical issued by the Catholic Church back in the early days of the sexual revolution, Pope Paul VI noted, “a man who grows accustomed to the use of contraceptive methods may forget the reverence due to a woman, and, disregarding her physical and emotional equilibrium, reduce her to being a mere instrument for the satisfaction of his own desires, no longer considering her as his partner whom he should surround with care and affection.”
As the use of the birth control pill became more widespread and feminism has come to full fruition, we see these words as nothing but truth. Men have lost respect for the feminine identity because there isn’t a feminine identity anymore. Women want to be like men, and now we’re sadly getting accustomed to the repercussions.
Is this what being a woman is all about? Women have reduced themselves to mere objects now? Has everyone forgotten how powerful we are, how capable we are? Feminists nowadays constantly grumble about the lack of respect for their strengths and potential; the ironic reality is that they are the driving force behind the destruction of our identity. They are the reason that women have been reduced to the pill; their so called “reproductive rights” kill the future women of America. This movement really has no foundation or structure; it’s just another satanic means of promoting the culture of death.
Of course, we should be able to vote, we should be able to drive, we should be able to work, and I am more than grateful for all the women in the early feminist movement who fought for those civil liberties, but most of these women did not agree with the abhorring mindset that the women nowadays adhere to.
One of the early suffragists, Dr. Margaret Blackwell said, “Look at the first faint gleam of life, the life of the embryo, the commencement of human existence. We see a tiny cell, so small it may be easily overlooked; it is a living cell; it contains a power progressive growth, according to laws, according, towards a definite type that we can only regard with reverent admiration.”
Another feminist, Victoria Woodhull wrote, “Wives deliberately permit themselves to become pregnant of children and then, to prevent becoming mothers, as deliberately murder them while yet in their wombs. Can there be a more demoralized condition than this?”
Many of the early suffragists condemned abortion and birth control. Sadly, this modern day feminist movement is not fighting for that. This movement is taking away the beauty, the grace and the femininity that women naturally have.
Dr. Alice Von Hildebrand, a Catholic theologian and philosopher, has considerably contributed on the topic of the toxicity of feminism. She says, “They let themselves become convinced that femininity meant weakness. They started to look down upon virtues — such as patience, selflessness, self-giving, tenderness — and aimed at becoming like men in all things. Some of them even convinced themselves that they had to use coarse language in order to show the ‘strong’ sex that they were not the fragile, delicate, insignificant dolls that men believed them to be.”
A few months ago while I was breastfeeding my then 9 month old son, I was lost in thought and wonder as he fell asleep, nourished and happy. This baby boy one day will be a grown man. A man that will journey through life for a career, be a husband or a priest, have children of his own someday, all because of me, a woman.
This little boy has exactly half of my DNA, has relied on me to come out into this world, has relied on me to be nurtured and one day his persona will be determined by my actions. What a responsibility, what a task, what an honour.
Feminism brings about the lack of charity, selfishness and the permanent termination of our most precious jewels- our families. Whether one is a wife, mother or a single woman, we all share a significant capability that feminists tend to overlook- our God given maternal and feminine care.
This doesn’t make us any lesser than men; even so we should be even more revered for our strengths. We are all called to nurture, love and to sacrifice. Truly, it is an identity that must be cherished and esteemed.
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Interesting read, and while I agree a lady should be a treated as a lady, 😉 Susan B Anthony is hardly someone I would put in the league of saints. Not everything she did was good, she claimed Quaker/agnosticism and did not like the Catholic Church, and was the nucleus for problems that exist today. It is hard to argue that we wouldn’t be able to do certain things without her, however, the cost at this point may be huge. In the olden days, men voted for the whole family. And just as now, it is not a horrible thought to think that guy as head of the family should submit one vote for the whole family. It is nice having the option especially since their is so much dissension in a given family, but it is also for bad or good.
We do have a issue coming up again of a type of domination in the traditional camp. So many have the idea, “I’m the man you obey and do all I say and that’s the way it is.” I am not condemning guys, but only this mentality because it creates deep problems that are hard and lasting and creates a rebellion that once it bursts, will create young women who viciously hate men and their religion – because they will attach all the problems to the Faith.
We have feminists on the outside, but we also have problems on the inside – both must be avoided. 🙂
Always appreciate your input Mary! 😊
I think I might have misunderstood a part of your comment. Are you saying that it would be okay for a man, as a head of a household, to submit one vote on behalf of the family? Thanks in advance for clarification!
Back when we were a small nation, a man voted for his household. This included wife, children, servants, and possibly slaves. This had a good side and a bad side. If you had a good God-fearing man, husband and father, one vote for the family, just the family, should be fine since all would assumedly be of like mind. Also it was a different mindset then and servants considered themselves part of a family. The downside was treating others as property, so not condoning that part. Unfortunately, since many families are split nowadays on faith and morals one vote for a family could be problematic since if you have a liberal man, it would be very difficult situation to agree to what he voted for. Is it nice to cast one’s own vote? Yeah, but for some women in good situations, it would be a lot easier to have their sweetie be involved in politics and make a good decision for the whole family. But again, I think since everyone is allowed to vote, everyone should vote in order to counter the growing spiritual and temporal problems of this nation.
I am not sure what you were looking for, but these are my thoughts, so hope they help and do not hinder. 😉
Very thought provoking piece. Public discourse has become so vulgar and I hate to see feminism going that route as well, but it has. Equal pay for equal work–basic human rights–dignity–how is anyone promoting this in a persuasive way by marching with genitalia on their heads? *smh*
Two quick points:
1) The author is correct that feminism has alienated men from women. So many of the men I know in the younger generations hold no affection for women. For many the response is contempt- and I can understand why. Though I try to avoid it myself, it is a natural response on their part.
2) The author seems to think we could have early feminism without also getting this later, “nasty” version of feminism. Alas, this is not true. What we see now in feminism is a natural outgrowth of the early version. It was inevitable that we would end up here.
I appreciate this article so much. It is a prayer of mine that God would heal my femininity that has been truly battered by this world.
There are many great aspects of this article, but i vehemently disagree that the beginnings of the feminist movement were noble in purpose. From their well of emancipation dreams sprung the modern day feminism. The roots of the movement were not done with good and holy consideration of the family.
1. What is so natural about men having contempt about an entire sex? That is the same psychological issue the Canadian shooter had who shot at women. Because women they are no longer financially and legally dependent upon them? Because some women actually have a career and now men feel the need to measure up and clearly, as whined about by the INCEL community, some cannot? I would advise psychiatric help and yes, please stay away from women.
2. You are absolutely correct. People with disdain for today’s feminists are no different than those who still want women to need their husband’s signature to receive a credit card.