July 10, 2010
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-noun 1. the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men. 2. a movement in social and political policies which seeks the attainment of such rights for women. 3. feminine character. Girlfriends, Americans, Sisters, listen up! The new generation of Conservative American women has wrenched “Feminism” from the gnarly grasp of the moldy-oldie, aging hippie, militant-radical, crazy women who, for way too long, have called themselves “feminists”. As you read the definition above you will observe that “feminism” has nothing to do with abortion-on-demand. It has nothing to do with the debasement, in definition and function, of marriage. Feminism, in its very essence, exults marriage for the very reason that women and men are EQUAL, but complimentary, partners. The word itself comes from “fem” which is the root word for female and feminine. And true feminism draws upon all of the feminine, womanly and motherly qualities a modern woman has to offer. We’ll let the bitter and brittle “powered” women of the militant ilk keep the apt label, “feminazis”, so graciously coined by Rush Limbaugh, because it befits their harsh, unmerciful and unAmerican character. So, with this in mind, I will paint a portrait of the New American Feminist over the next few weeks, which illustrates her beliefs, her qualities and things she does that make her absolutely crucial to the causes of freedom and truth. What She Believes
- Human life is sacred and should be protected and nurtured from the time of conception.
- Women are endowed with natural gifts for nurturing, comforting, protecting and teaching.
- Women and men need each other to fulfill the biological, spiritual and social purposes of rearing children in the best possible circumstances.
- The raising of self-sufficient, wise children, the nurturing of a home and healthy marriage, and fulfillment through the exercise of her talents and God-given abilities at home or in the workplace are the highest aspirations of a woman.
- The respectful, supportive and loving relationship with the man who is her sweetheart may afford the greatest privileges and pleasures in life to a woman. She enjoys using her feminine beauty and influence to build up and support her man.
- Women and men are equal partners in marriage as well as their roles within families, and society at large. Their differing strengths, qualities and innate drives help them do the work required to ensure that strong families and communities are established.
- Women should be afforded equal opportunities in fields where they match the required qualities for employment and should receive pay equal to that of men who do the same work.
- Women should seek the best educational opportunities and should be fully prepared to enter the workforce should the desire or need arise.
- Women are an important component of the supporting organizations within the Armed Forces but women should not be sent into combat. The effect upon the morale of our men at the front lines would be devastating if they were to witness their sisters and sweethearts die in combat. This is natural and biological and it is the instinct of men to afford women special protection and consideration.
- Women should be anxiously engaged in righteous causes through service within their congregations, communities, schools, political endeavors and other activities that give them the opportunity to exemplify their active concern for their neighborhoods and country.
- The generation of New American Feminists opposes the socially encoded torture, abuse or killing of women throughout the world. We oppose the practice of “female circumcision” which is barbaric and disabling but is practiced in many places where Muslim traditions allow or require it. We oppose “honor killings” and other kinds of arbitrary murders of women which are “required” in certain religious codes. We support the freedom, equality and educational opportunities for all women throughout the world. We support politicians and other public figures and organizations who seek to abolish such cruel practices and who see the need for reformation in policies and attitudes towards women in those countries where women are regarded as less than men, lacking the basic rights that we, as Americans, exercise freely.
- The New American Feminist believes that it is sometimes necessary to use force to defend the home, neighborhood, or national interests. She believes in the right to keep and bear arms. And she is not afraid to use forceful means to protect life.
Next time: How to Spot a New American Feminist