~ By DAF
I have assumed for years that feminism has just gotten completely out of control, though it started out seemingly innocent enough with women’s right to vote. The latest wave of feminism now insists upon “on demand” abortion and support of transgenderism and gender neutrality. I was deeply wrong. Their larger goal is much more alarming. For this reason, we cannot be feminists. Rather, we are Pro-Feminine.
Gender ideology has been simmering for centuries. The influential feminist philosopher, Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) stated that a woman’s own body opposes her existence as a person. She says it is therefore ultimately her own body that the woman must resist. This takes the form of either preventing pregnancy from occurring altogether or stopping it in its tracks should it occur. In other words, the killing of an unborn child by its own mother.
Simone de Beauvoir felt women need to become alienated from femininity. She and others such as Shulamith Firestone (1945-2012) believed the problem was deeper than male oppression. She believed women are oppressed by the fact of having bodies which “required” of us the sacrifice of child-bearing and rearing. She further stated, “The end goal of the feminist revolution must be, unlike that of the first feminist movement, not just the elimination of male privilege but of the sex distinction itself; genital differences between human beings would no longer matter culturally. The reproduction of the species by one sex for the benefit of both would be replaced by (at least the option of) artificial reproduction. Children would be born to both sexes equally, or independently of either, however one chooses to look at it. The tyranny of the family would be broken.” In other words, she saw family as tyrannical. Perhaps that was her personal experience in her own life, but it is a dangerous premise that she obviously didn’t think through.
Gender radicals believe that we are made up of “pure will fastened to a dying animal.” This is said in spite of discoveries that our sexual differences extend right down to the cellular level and do not exist merely in our reproductive organs. These gender theorists dream of the dissolution of not only gender, but the family. Instead of the belief that “It is not good for man to be alone,” it should rather be, “It is good to be alone.”
If these radicals are to have their way, the family will lose its status as the natural unit and order of nations, entitled to protection by society and also the state. If we were all free to choose our gender (as often as we want), then having children is obviously a mere personal option. People who want to raise kids would deserve no more respect than people who want to raise goats. I shudder, as I’m sure you do, at the thought of children growing up without families to love and care for them; who provide structure as well as physical and emotional safety.
Those of us who support femininity and lifelong romantic as well as strong family relationships are deeply concerned by this trend. The end point is not merely an attempt to reshape sexual behavior, but society itself. It’s a goal that goes against our very nature.
Fascinating Womanhood will always support reclaiming our femininity, inspiring masculinity in men and using our God-given talents in creating not only lifelong romantic marriages but strong families. For that reason and others, we are Pro-Feminine, not feminist.