Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Feminist Founder Changes Her Mind

Betty Friedan was one of the founders of feminism.  She told women to "Leave home and go to work!"  Twenty years later after seeing the devastation that feminism had on society, she wrote The Second Stage and told women, "Feminism has failed.  I encourage you women to leave your jobs and go home," according to John MacArthur {source}

She began supporting abortion but later said, "[I]n recent years I've gotten a little uneasy about the movement's narrow focus on abortion as if it were the single, all-important issue for women when it's not." She asked, "Why don't we join forces with all who have true reverence for life, including Catholics who oppose abortion, and fight for the choice to have children?"

Her husband, Carl Friedan, had this to say about her, "She changed the course of history almost singlehandedly. It took a driven, super aggressive, egocentric, almost lunatic dynamo to rock the world the way she did. Unfortunately, she was that same person at home, where that kind of conduct doesn't work. She simply never understood this." {source}  They eventually got divorced.

John MacArthur believes that the number one symbol of rebellion to God's ordained order is the independent, unsubmissive working wife.  He believes that women leaving the home has hammered marriages and polarized the sexes which has led to the moral decay of our society.  The feminist agenda has appealed to women's pride, lust for material things, and a desire to dominate.

I agree with him.  I don't see anything good coming from women leaving their homes empty for hours every day.  Everything people argue with me when I write things against feminism say feminism has accomplished some good things like women are being treated better in the work force and many other things women have gained in the workforce.  Big deal...if they were home under their husband's protection and provision, we would never had to worry about sexual harassment, equal pay, etc. in the workforce.

So if even one of the founders of the feminist movement can see the harm it has done to society, can't you?  Can't you admit that God's ways are so much better and that women have been lied to?  Yes. I know lots of noses get bent out of shape because of what I teach, but if it just opens a few eyes and makes some reexamine their lives, it is worth a few bent noses.

She looketh well to the ways of her household, 
and eateth not the bread of idleness.  
Her children arise up, and call her blessed; 
her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Proverbs 31:27,28