Empowerment. Equality. Rights. Feminism. Alpha-Woman.
I get a drastic mix that crops up when I think about this topic - contrasts such as women who are abused, sold, beaten, killed, or treated like second-class citizens. I think about women in every part of the globe from one end of the spectrum to the other.
And there is this movement that comes about which tries to compensate for the injustice and mistreatment and abuse that women have suffered. It seems like it is trying to empower women, trying to give women a voice, trying to emulate freedom, trying to give the idea of equality and the image of strength. Let it be known that I am totally against abuse to women in all forms - rape, battery, slavery, female genital mutilation, honor-killings or manipulation of any kind, which is a form of control and involves exploitation or unfair use for someone else's advantage.
My concern is that part of the counter-movement really sets women up to go further into a cycle or form of bondage and It's being perpetuated through avenues like Lady Marmalade, Sex and the City and The Vagina Monologues, to name a few. However, what ends up happening is that it takes us exactly where we don't want to go. Women want security, honor, respect, and love and when I look under the surface of these cultural phenomena, what I find does not match up to what is heralded as part of helping advance rights for women.
Let's look at The Vagina Monologues for a minute. On the surface, the book trumpets that it's against violence to women. Under the surface, some sections of the material includes a lesbian rape scene between a 24-yr. old woman and a 13-yr. old girl, which pronounces the rape "good", and asking a 6-yr. old girl questions about her sexual organs. Many high profile celebrities endorse and promote this material. What baffles me, is how can you be against violence to women, but at the same token think sexual predatory behavior is ok to say nothing of abortion. At the anniversary event in Louisiana, titled "superlove", part of the address included references to "what violence looked like", "the sound of children screaming as they are separated from their parents..." "a pregnant teenage girl drinking cleaning fluid because there is no future..."
Never mind the hype and the misdirection of focus, what about the tune of the $50 million dollars the book has generated? I urge her andanyone to look up what a violent practice abortion really is. Talk about children screaming as they are ripped away from their parents. I went through a suction and cutterage abortion. Priests For Life has an excellent site that describes exactly what happens during abortion procedures. It's hard for me to look at, but people need to stop making abortion just a set of buzz words and learn what the actual reality of it is. Here is the link: http://www.priestsforlife.org/images/index.aspx Go look and then think about that $50 million dollars compared to the 50 million babies that have been aborted since Roe vs. Wade legalized abortion in 1973.
My purpose in writing this is to get you to think - think beyond who's giving their star-power endorsement to something or what just looks really good on the surface. The devil is masterful at illusion - often he comes in the form of an angel of light, but there is a bigger agenda underneath that leads into control for his own advancements.
In Part 2 of Women's Voices, I will take a look into some of the most popular tv shows of our time and what effects they have on women.
Be blessed today in The Name of The Lord Jesus. May His strength be there for your daily life and His wisdom in guiding you to make good choices!