why be feminine?

fem·i·nism

–noun
1.
the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men.
2.
sometimes initial capital letter an organized movement for the attainment of such rights for women.
3.
feminine  character.








Feminism.



Once upon a time, feminists were women merely advocating women's basic rights. They wanted to be able to vote; they wanted to be able to have a voice, and to help influence their country's decisions. Some of them were treated like objects, and they were tired of it.

I have no problems with this. I believe women are human, and women have just as much a right as men to be heard.


HOWEVER,

I believe that the whole Feminist movement has gone too far. Women are now wanting to rule over 
men, become like men. 

In recent years, we have seen drastic changes. Women are now world leaders. Women are competing in physical sports. Women are, essentially, treated like men.

How interesting that, in trying to glorify their own sex, these women are becoming more and more masculine! 


Womanhood is a beautiful, beautiful thing.




Our femininity is a gift from God. 


God created the woman to be the perfect, loving companion to his previous creation, man. She was to be his partner, his helpmeet, and his best friend.


God created men and women very differently.


Man is the strong, tough being. He doesn't let his emotions get the better of him, and he thinks of the big picture. His goal in life is to make big changes in the world. He protects, and defends. He is the leader.


Woman is the tender, softer being. She gets very emotional, and she is content to contemplate life's little blessings. She is more industrious around the household, and she is the caretaker. She relies on Man to protect her and her family. She is the helper.

































God created Man and Woman differently because he had different roles for them to play. Woman was to be the wife, the mother and the housekeeper. She was to obey, love and cherish Man. She was to be the more humble of the two, and was to submit to Man's authority.


Today, our culture has twisted everything around. No longer is there a need to difference between Man and Woman. A manly woman is perfectly acceptable, as is a effeminate man. No longer are we disgusted by this denial of our sex. People may go and have a gender change, something so blatantly wrong and immoral, and our culture approves of it. Today's culture is that of feelings. If it feels good, it is appropriate.

If we feel as though we were born the wrong sex, then it is perfectly fine to go and mutilate our bodies to change ourselves.


Women are now allowed to dress like men, work like men and speak like men. They have manly jobs, like construction. They play manly sports like hockey and even boxing. These days, women who are humble and feminine are frowned upon. They are told that they must stand up for themselves, and that their femininity is weakness.

I, however, disagree.

I think that it takes so much more strength to hold our tongue than to speak our mind. I think it is so much easier to be prideful than to be humble. Trust me, I have experience with this!

If we have to fight battles to conquer our faults, then does that not make us the strong ones?



People these days tell us that women are just as good, if not better than man. They tell us that a woman who submits to a man is being downtrodden and deserves better.

That may be so. But is it what we are called to?

The first sin was committed by a woman. The Fall was the fault of Eve, not Adam.
Yes, Adam ate the fruit, but Eve tempted Adam. She lured him away from God, despite the fact that it was unintentional.

If Eve had listened and obeyed her superior, God, who is portrayed as male, she would not have sinned.




































Why should we be feminine? After all, a woman has so much power over a man. Why should she not use it?

The answer is this; because God has called us to a life of humility and love. We are to always be second in command, always looking up to Man. We are not the leaders, man is.

A proud, hard woman is an ugly woman. No matter her looks, no matter her clothes.
A humble, tender woman is beautiful. She radiates love and captivates those around her. She is a princess.

And she will attract a prince.

 


There is no such thing as a masculine princess.
xo

all images are off of weheartit.com

Comments

  1. Awesome! I love this post.. I guess you agree with me that Maid Marian being the night watcher was totally stupid? ... no didn't think so.

    hahahahaahaha
    Just teasing you :)

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  2. I love this post, and agree with all that you have said! :) It is beautiful!

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  3. Madam, I'll have you know that I certainly do agree with you!

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  4. I absolutely LOVE this post!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. I agree with you on most everything, Gwen, but I not not see anything immoral with athletic females. I am actually a member of my local Boxing Club and I participate in a (fairly advanced) swimming course (and perhaps swim team this summer), and God has blessed me with a few opportunities to witness to my Boxing & Swimming friends. My point is, God has gifted some of us with certain athletic abilities - so wouldn't he want us to use him, especially for his glory?

    Maybe I took the bit about sports the wrong way, and if I have, sorry for the sermon :\
    I did most definitely not mean this in a nasty or superior way, and hope it doesn't sound so.

    -ShadowFlower

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  6. Hey Shadowflower! Sorry, I should have been more specific. I have no problems with things like swimming - I do them often myself!

    I meant ones that involve rough physical contact, like football and such.

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  7. I loved that post! :) I wish I could write as good posts as you...mine are awful (talking about my Me blog).

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  8. Oh, thanks Gwen, haha.
    (by the way, my boxing club really isn't about fighting, its mostly about exersize, sometimes in the form of punching a bag. So it's really quite fine)

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  9. ...well I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with you. In fact, I wrote out a rebuttal on my blog, if you are interested in reading it: http://firstbestdestiny.blogspot.com/2011/06/feminism.html

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  10. Great post! I definitely think women should try to be more feminine.
    However, I think there are ways for women to have careers and still be feminine: in the way they act, dress, and interact with men (who could be their colleagues or bosses, etc). Even with this though, I also think woman's first duty is to raise a family. And if she is called to marriage, that comes in more importance to her career or job. If she isn't called to marriage, she can still keep up her own home, and spread the message of tenderness and femininity throughout her workplace. There is definitely a mid-line. :) Unfortunately, many today think only the extreme is acceptable.

    And besides -- men don't have the pleasure of wearing skirts and dresses! We should be proud of that. :D


    ~Liz B

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  11. I agree with what you write here even though I am not very feminine (I am NOT a feminist, though)... I'm the kind of girl who likes cars, racing, and anything exciting like snowboarding...

    ...but for some reason I have a strange feeling in my heart that God has made me the way I am for a reason... because I have a mission, or a special duty, that I need to do...

    Any thoughts, ideas, advice?

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  12. Hello Subaru! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment!

    I can actually relate to you. Up until very recently, I was all about sports, rough 'n' tough, things like that.

    Although, I don't think that just because you enjoy cars, racing and snowboarding, you aren't necessarily feminine. I think that a girl can enjoy sports and whatnot, as long as she does them in a proper manner.

    As for what you're feeling, I think that every woman, deep down, has the same calling. I am certainly not one to explain it, but to me, it feels like a call to be a mother. Not necessarily as a wife (nuns can be maternal as well), but I feel as though it is almost like a mission.

    I would advise talking to your spiritual leader, and praying about it! Who knows, maybe God is calling you to do something truly amazing!

    Sorry for the scatter-brain reply. I just woke up...
    ;)

    God bless you!
    Gwen

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  13. I appreciate your reply, Miss Gwenea.

    I am not trying to sound arrogant, but I feel that God, to put it simply, has given me the muscle and mouth of a boy and the heart and mind of a girl. I've used this to my advantage and I'm therefore able to relate and work well with both sexes. It can be frustrating at times if I'm called a tomboy by other girls but I like to think of it as a gift from God, that I will need to do something big, something that involves protecting or saving something that is very, very dear to me and everyone I know.

    I will continue to explore this mysterious part of me and I appreciate your advice. I do pray about this frequently.

    Like, have you ever thought about something and then suddenly got that warm sensation deep in your heart? That's what I kind of feel while thinking or praying about this sort of thing. (I like to think of it almost like God is winking at me and smiling)

    I suppose the best thing to do is to keep on praying and wait for a sign from God...

    Once again, thank you. :)

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