Feminism is often propagated as wonderful and enriching to society – often synonymous with equality – however this could not be further away from the truth. The origins of feminism appear to stem from this urge to have equality among the sexes – this weird ideology that man and woman can do exactly the same thing. But is this ideology even remotely possible and healthy?
Definitely not! Man and woman are inherently different, having different characteristics and roles. Man cannot give birth to a child for example, is this equality then? It goes without saying that if God wanted man and woman to be equal in everything then why did he trouble himself and create Eve in the first place.
We must know that Eve was created in the image and likeness of God. Like Adam, she was created for the purpose of knowing, ultimately knowing God. Thus a “True” feminism, therefore, respects woman´s essential identity as an image of God and that both Adam & Eve were created to compliment and complete each other not to do the same thing.
So the question must then be asked why feminism and Christianity aren’t compatible.
The answer is simply because they contradict each other. Along with rejecting Jesus, feminism rejects the Bible as the revelation of God because they wholeheartedly believe that it is a tool used to suppress women. Ultimately feminism is about the rejection of ALL AUTHORITY except that of the self.
This ideology which has become entrenched in modern day society has without a doubt affected women of all Faiths. One has to look at the quest of women to take on more roles of leadership in the church like becoming bishops and priests etc. They give no regard to the laws and doctrines of the church instituted by Christ himself– and if anyone dares to speak up and say how ludicrous this is, they are quickly labeled sexist and old fashioned.
It is time we quickly realise that Feminism is not bringing equality to the female race; rather it’s destroying the social and religious framework instituted by God some 6000 years ago.
One needs to realise that at the heart of feminism is this phenomenon that women “can do whatever they want”. Arguably this flawed mentality has led to the skyrocketing divorce rate in the western world, the infidelity and rampant adultery and homosexuality we see and the view that abortion provides women with the option to be independent.
Many women see Orthodoxy as a stubborn force led by men clothed in black who suppress the rights of women; they quickly begin to forget the Strong women of our Faith such as Sarah, Rebecca, Esther, Ruth Deborah & Mary.
They begin to forget the intense glorification and praise offered to the women who lived by the guidelines instituted to them by God. They forget the month of Kiahk which celebrates womanhood.
All these things become insignificant to the feminist, she is jealous of what man can do and forgets that she can do things that man can’t do.
As the old adage says the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. Let us not be caught in this whirlwind of Feminism and realise that both sexes are wonderfully made, both equal in that they are ultimately created in the image and likeness of God, however they are very different in the roles they need to play for the ultimate purpose of doing God’s will.