Is Feminism Really Feminine?

I was watching Fox News today. Actually, my husband was. I was doing dishes. He called my attention to the TV screen. There was one man surrounded by four women. The woman seated at the front on the left wore a bright pink tight dress. It had a high neckline with cap shoulders. She sat with her legs crossed and the dress hiked up to mid thigh. The second woman wore a low v-necked tight dress. She also sat with her legs crossed, dress hiked up to mid thigh. Then there was the man in the middle, followed by another woman with a tight dress and legs crossed. Her dress also hiked up to mid thigh. The last lady, seated at the end on the right, wore a lovely full yellow dress, the hem probably about an inch or so below the knee. However, (her legs also crossed) her dress was pulled up in the front to just above the knee. It was a beautiful dress.

I know this is the 21st century. We’ve gone through micro minis in the 1960’s, the mini and Daisy Dukes shorts in the 1970’s and 80’s, etc. But all of this started in the “sexual revolution” of the 1960’s and the variety of women’s movements touting rebellion against male chauvinism, male dominance, the idea of a “man’s world.” Many women of that area called themselves feminists and declared they would dress how they wanted and prove they could do whatever a man could do, and do it better. They didn’t just want female equality (sorry,
God didn’t make us equal as far as our physical abilities); they wanted female superiority (in my opinion). They decided they would not dress to please men, keep house to please men, or have jobs that pleased men.

If they don’t want to dress to please men, why do they wear clothes to entice every man on the planet who has working eyes? Isn’t this a little oxymoronic? It’s a double message. It’s like when a guy starts making moves on you and your mouth says no, but your clothes say yes. Which message is he supposed to believe? Teenage boys are ruled by hormones they don’t know how to handle or control. Our young people are no longer taught the concept of self-control. Nothing is every their fault; it’s always someone else’s fault. We don’t teach our young people that there are consequences to their actions. It’s why we have so many kids today who have no idea who their fathers are. Feminism? Really? What good has feminism done our current teen population, or that of the previous generation?

It has left us with a bumper crop of angry young people who feel they have no value, no purpose, and no love. If you don’t receive love, you can’t give it. In case the feminists haven’t noticed, for most families it takes two incomes (sometimes four with both parents working two jobs, which also leaves the kids feeling abandoned because they are being raised by other people while mom and dad are working) to keep a family solvent. So when you create a society of single parents who live on the benificence of the federal government (Welfare), you keep them at or below poverty level, and few there be that find their way out.

And what message does that dress code send to our young girls? That it’s okay to tease boys and men with all of your female attributes? To give them the feeling that they are in a candy store where they can “look but don’t touch”? That’s emotional cruelty, and it often backfires.

The ONLY good thing I can say about feminism is that they want equal pay for equal work between men and women. Everything else is poor role modeling and depravity toward men and our young people.

The Bible teaches modesty, self-control, a healthy attitude toward ourselves and our bodies. It teaches self-respect so you don’t give yourself away to everyone who says they want a part of you. It teaches how to have healthy relationships. It teaches how to have a healthy marriage, budgeting, and how to raise kids. It is sad to know that most people want to do things their own way. People want to believe that they can be their own gods. The consequences for that belief result in eternity in hell after you’ve put yourself through all the broken relationships, heartache, and depression from being your own god.

2 thoughts on “Is Feminism Really Feminine?

  1. As a young teen, I disagree with your statements about feminism and it’s impact on the youth. Feminism has taught me to question society and strive for a better, more equal world. I also think that your portrait of hormone-riddled teenage boys is a huge injustice as it perpetuates a stereotype which doesn’t apply to the majority. I understand you disagree with many feminists attitudes towards freedom of dress due to your religion but I think you don’t see the feminist argument. People should be free to wear what they want and not be judged for it – male, female or trans – everyone. Clothes aren’t about tempting men anyway, they are about expressing individuality.


    1. Thank you for reading my blog. You are right in that I am looking through the lens of a much older generation. I didn’t mean to imply that all teenage boys are like this. There are always exceptions. You are wise to question society and strive for a better, more equal world. But I watch the news and I see the young people in school and their attitudes. Dress is a way of expressing individuality but it also leaves an impression, right or wrong, on everyone who sees. We look at people this way because we see before we get to know. The visual comes first. So first impressions are very important. And boys don’t think the same way girls do. I have two teen granddaughters and I hope that when boys see them, they see them through eyes of respect, not just lust. I hear young people talk about each other being “eye candy.” Candy is a temporary feel-good taste, or sensation. Most of us like a variety of different types of candy. Sometimes it’s hard to decide which one we want. A better world would be one where females are valued not for their sense of style, hair, make-up, or body shape, but rather for their soul value. Thank you for responding.


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