Fewer than half of U.S. women identify as a feminist a recent 2019 study puts out. Now why is this? Often feminist movements arise when there is a major political issue pertaining to women; the most recent being the atrocity that was Roe v. Wade. However, previous waves of feminism spoke out on issues of workplace equality and the right to vote. Is the third wave of feminism just dying out, are women disassociating themselves from a movement that had been taken over by radical leftists, or are women returning to traditional gender roles that were practiced for thousands of years.
From the dawn of time gender roles were as follows: a man provides for his family and a woman stays home to raise their children and it worked. I mean that’s what was practiced for thousands and thousands of years and no one seemed to have an issue with it. Yet now the female suicide rate has doubled, and women seem unhappier than ever. You would think women’s so-called freedom would’ve solved this issue however radical feminism seems to be doing the opposite. A movement claiming to liberate women is actually doing the opposite and only adding more stress and sadness into the lives of modern women. The feminist movement claims to uplift women through the ideas of being pro-choice, all women in the working and getting jobs out in society, and the notion that anything a man can do a woman can do just as well. Yet, if you oppose any of these views you are often mercilessly attacked by the feminist party claiming you hate all women. As a woman who does not associate herself with the feminist party, I and countless other women can personally attest to this notion being true.
Having recently returned home from attending the March for Life in Washington D.C., I can fully attest to the statement that the march was nothing but a joyful and peaceful one. Attendees were often found praying, singing, or proclaiming their love for children born and unborn. They were not claiming they hated women or that they think women slaves to men and men have control over them and their bodies. It was quite the opposite with most picketers holding signs that said they were pro-woman and pro-life wanting the best for both the woman and the unborn she was carrying. These women who have disjointed themselves from radical third wave feminism and advocate for a society that promotes and aids women who are pregnant and don’t know what to do. Now some may argue most of these people have never dealt with the situation of having an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy. That is where I bring you to my next group of people who attended the march: the group of women who openly admitted they had an abortion and regretted it. This group of women I personally admire the most because they have come to realize the harm they have done and instead of becoming bitter and angry they are trying to protect other women from making the same mistakes they did. Abortion hurts both the born and the mother and these women can speak firsthand from this.
The next point that the common feminist makes is that all women should get jobs and enter the workplace. The idea of women entering the workplace didn’t come into place until WWII (read my previous article to fully see how that altered society) and then after women wanted to keep their because it gave them a sense of fulfillment. These women did help. While American men were off fighting, housewives stepped up and did their jobs while they were away. The issue arises when men come home and expect their old jobs back. After doing so much good for America these women felt returning to her housely duties would be mundane and she would get o fulfillment out of life. These women did not see the good they were doing in the household. The fact is children cannot be raised without a woman. From the instant they are conceived women are bonded with their mothers and at birth this bond does not change. Newborn babies can tell the difference between their mother and another woman just from the woman’s heartbeat. When young children are scared the cling to their mother because of the comforting effect she gives to her children. When women started entering the workplace children were placed in daycares and subsequently anxiety rates started raising rapidly. When children are shoved into the care of an unfamiliar stranger, they are instantly being put at higher risks for anxiety and panic attacks as a child. Now are there circumstances where it is not possible for mothers to stay home and care for their children? Of course, but a majority a families can afford to live off of a single person income. Name brand items may become a luxury, but raising your children should take priority over whether you buy Fruit Loops or Fruit Rings.
The notion men and women are exactly the same is just wrong. From bodily autonomy to how an individual thinks completely differs solely based on their gender. Men are built to be more physically active from women. Their shoulders are broader, and their hips are narrower so they can lift and do more physically demanding tasks. Women are built to carry children, their wider hips are meant to support the life they carry inside them and their heat is centered in their core to protect their reproductive organs for when they are indeed pregnant. Man and woman are not identical they are complementary and that is okay. We are not designed to be the same we are designed to fulfill the gender roles feminists are trying to stray away from. Does this mean men are better than women because they can lift 150 pounds like its nothing? No, and no one is trying to state that. What non-feminists are trying to get across are that they acknowledge that men and women are different, but that does not mean one is greater than the other.
Radical feminism has poisoned Americans to believe if you don’t follow their toxic agenda you hate women. It is of the upmost important that women particularly combat this issue because radicals have deemed men’s opinions invalid. We see our youth particularly returning to a way of tradition as the revitalization of the traditional mass, modesty, and the reinstitution of traditional marriage and gender roles are starting to resurface in our society. So, remember to keep on fighting this battle by your participation in mass, dress, and use of words in our society!
Vincit Omnia Veritas!
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