Politics. It’s all about politics. This ill conceived “war on women” the left says is taking place. It’s all about politics. Nothing more.
As a woman, I feel qualified to speak on this issue.
First of all, let me state this. There is a war on women going on in this country right now. But it’s not coming from the right. And, it’s not manifesting itself the way the left portrays it.
I’m going to be very bold here, and I make no apologies for it. Some will not like what I have to say, but that’s OK.
The “war on women” is being waged by the progressives in this country. It all started back at the beginning of the twentieth century, and was done in a stealthy way. Getting women to participate and be the champions of the cause- pretty brilliant. I don’t think any of those early activists realized they were being used. Pawns in a much more elaborate plan- tear down the family and you will tear down society. Tear down the family and society, and you create a people dependent on the government for providing for them. Create a people dependent on the government, and get all the power.
It started off sounding great. Give women the vote. I fully believe women should have the ability to vote. Everyone who can should vote. Women fought long and hard for that, and they should have. It’s after getting the nineteenth amendment passed that things took a turn for the worse, and namely after WWII. But getting the vote, women’s suffrage, that’s what planted the seeds for “women’s liberation.”
And my question is this, what did we need to be liberated from???? We’ll get back to that.
During WWII, women had to go to work, as so many men were fighting for our freedom. It was a noble cause, and those women should be applauded for stepping up to the jobs that needed to be done. But then the war ended and those men came back to their jobs. Many of the women went back to being homemakers, but some did not. Enter the 1950’s.
When I think of the 1950’s, I get an instant image of June Cleaver in her heals and pearls and apron. I mean, really, doesn’t everyone? And that’s where things fall apart. Suddenly being Mrs. Cleaver wasn’t enough. I mean, really, it was Ward who ran things in that family, right? And that’s no good, right? I mean, we can’t have women being treated like second class citizens, right? Wasn’t it better when the women were a large part of the workforce during the war? Why just be a wife or mom? There is so much more to life than that, right?
During the 1960’s, the country was turned on it’s head and shaken up a bit. The radical leftest movements of the 60’s forever changed our country and our mentality. Women took their fight to a whole new level. Burning bras and free love. No more being oppressed, right? Women were showing they were a force to be reckoned with and no one was going to keep them down any more, right? Because nothing says take me seriously like sleeping around and burning your underwear in the streets.
And as time went on, more and more women left the home and went to work and had someone else take care of their children. But they were empowered, right? I mean, they missed their children’s first steps and first words, but they had everything, right? A career, a family. What more could a woman want, right??
As all of this was happening, something else happened too. More and more, women had many sexual partners. Because that was liberation, right? That’s what the left taught us. Free love. Don’t be tied down. And as more and more women became more and more casual with sex, more and more men became more casual with love (and by love, I mean actually loving a woman and valuing her and cherishing her). And as the love between the sexes became more casual, more and more men stopped acting like gentlemen and became focused on their next sexual conquest. Sex became less and less about making love and more about making jolly. But, that’s liberation, right???
And, as sex became nothing but part of a date, pregnancies increased (tends to happen that way). And because women were so liberated, they didn’t need children, right? Wouldn’t kids just get in the way of their careers and their travels and such??? So, women had abortions. Because it became easier to kill the babies instead of loving them. But that’s liberation, right?????
So, let me get this straight. According to the left in this country, who have, over the course of the last hundred years, drastically changed the way we, as a society, view women, we are liberated??? Because giving your body away, killing your babies, making your career more important than your family, having someone else raise the children you do decided to have, not being valued by your husband/boyfriend/one night stand – somehow, those things make you important and liberated??? Yeah, I just don’t get that. Not at all.
Let me tell you something. Having sex with a man just because doesn’t make you free. In fact, it makes you a piece of meat. You really think that all those men you sleep with really value you and think you are important?? I think not. When you give yourself away like that, you are saying that you don’t value yourself enough to be with someone that loves you and deeply cares for you. That doesn’t sound like any kind of liberation I want. When you are pregnant and decided to kill that child because you just don’t want a child, that doesn’t make you free or liberated or anything else. It makes you, at best, exceptionally selfish. You are willing to kill a human being because you’ve been told all this time that it was your right. What a barbaric society we’ve become when we kill our own children. That does not make you of great worth or liberated from oppression, or any other thing that’s good. When you choose to leave your children in the care of someone else so you can build up some great career, that doesn’t make you free. I know several women who have to work; they don’t have a choice. They hate leaving their children every day. They hate missing milestones and important moments in their children’s lives. They hate feeling like they don’t have as strong of a bond with their children as they would like. And, you know what else? Society has suffered greatly from so many children being raised by daycares and such. So many children would be in less trouble and have less problems if their moms were just there for them when they need them.
Despite being told contrary from the left, men and women are different. We were created to be different. We have different roles we are supposed to fill. Men were designed to be the hunters and providers. Women were designed to be the nurturers and caregivers. That is our natural role. So why does the left constantly fight for us to go against what we were designed to do. Why do they fight so hard for us to go against our natural instincts? That doesn’t sound like liberation to me.
In the twisted process of “women’s liberation,” we have devalued women and their natural role. We’ve devalued motherhood and made it seem like it’s nothing. We’ve also devalued men and made them much less masculine. With the mentality of “we don’t need men,” we’ve devalued fatherhood, and stripped men of their natural role, too. But, guess what? Our children are suffering because they have absentee fathers and mothers too wrapped up with themselves. Our society is suffering because we have so many problems from the fallout of these ideals.
How is any of this good for women?
I may laugh at the image of June Cleaver in my mind, in her heals and apron, but I wish women today would be more like her. She embraced her natural, God-given role in life. She nurtured her husband and children. She enjoyed her time with friends. She loved her children and they never doubted that. She was their for her children whenever they needed and they knew it. And, she had a husband that loved her, really really loved her. A husband that would do anything for her. A husband that recognized her value as a mother and wife and praised her for it. That is what this society needs now.
The war on women hasn’t been waged from the right and the republicans in this country, but from the left, slowly, over several decades. The war on women isn’t about being able to have an abortion or get free birth control. It’s about a woman’s identity and role being trashed and smashed over time. It’s about motherhood being attacked as something not worthwhile. It’s about women being degraded and demeaned and feeling like they aren’t of any worth.
As little girls, most of us dream of being queens and princesses, but those ideals are lost as we mature in this world of women’s liberation. What a sad, sad thing. I really hope women in this country wake up, and embrace what they were born to be, “a beloved daughter of Heavenly Father, prepared to come to the earth at this particular time for a sacred and glorious purpose.”
I want to leave you women with this thought, from Dieter F. Uchtdorf:
You are truly royal spirit daughters of Almighty God. You are princesses, destined to become queens. Your own wondrous story has already begun. Your “once upon a time” is now.