In this part of the series, we take a look at the unintended consequences of the suffrage movement, and explore the satanic feminist agenda of undermining the family unit and the institution of marriage.
Women’s suffrage was the movement to give women the right to vote. It finally succeeded in the UK through two laws in 1918 and 1928, and the US in 1920. However, as noble a cause this was, it explicitly went against God’s mandate for his people. In this regard, one cannot argue against women’s “right” to vote, without applying the same argument to men. And to do this, we have to take a trip back into time. 1046 B.C to be exact.
After the Israelites came out of Egypt, God appointed their leaders for them – from Moses to Joshua, up to the various judges, and then Samuel. But they decided they wanted a king for themselves, and God instructed Samuel to choose Saul, along with warnings of the dire consequences of this self determination – 1 Samuel 8.
And as Saul was being crowned king, the first seeds of dissent were being sown. We are told in 1 Samuel 1:27 – “But some rebels said, “How can this man save us?” So they despised him, and brought him no presents”.
And this is the problem with self rule and aligning oneself with political choices. It has the potential to introduce dissension into otherwise peaceful communities, partnerships and unions. It can give rise to factions, pit one party against the other, and divide a previously unified front. This is exactly what happened down the line with subsequent kings in Israel and Judah. It is also exactly we witness in politics today – political choices and rivalries that pit friend against friend, husband against wife, sibling against sibling, ally against ally, and all other manner of political scheming and skullduggery.
This may all sound crazy, but God is omniscient, and people are not. Thus, they have no idea how their choice of candidate will turn out, a la King Saul. As a result of their foolish decision, the Israelites were almost annihilated as a nation some 600 years later, and needed divine intervention to avert their planned genocide.
Lest anyone claim this as a mere OT fable, the Jews were also forbidden to vote in ancient Rome, and Christ had no issue with this. He only informed them to pay the taxes required of them – despite being excluded from any political/ election process.
But how is any of this connected to Feminism, you ask?
Because firstly, Feminism is SPECIFICALLY about self rule and going against God’s proscribed agenda for a woman – Gen 3:16. Secondly, we know it was ONLY men (the elders) who asked Samuel for a king – because when God told Moses to put elders together for Israel some 450 years earlier, He specifically asked for men (Numbers 11:16-2).
Thus, women were automatically exempt from the sin of rejecting God that ensued from these men’s actions regarding their bid for self determination (1 Samuel 8:7). Point is, God in His omniscience had always sought to protect women from the burden of sin. This is one the main reasons He put men in headship over women.
We also see an example of this intended protection in the godly structure of marriage, and the subsequent sinful dissolution of that marriage – where God made clear ONLY men were “allowed” to divorce their wives (Deuteronomy 24:1, Matt 19:8), and in doing so, made sure they would bear the sole burden and full consequence of that action.
However, Satan seeks to remove that caveat by making women quest for equality, fighting to partake in the evil deeds of their male counterparts, and inadvertently sharing (unequally in many cases) the burden of their sin.
For instance, we know that after women fought for the right to divorce their husbands, starting with the 1857 Matrimonial Causes Act, and up to the Divorce Reform Act 1969 (UK), they began to initiate divorce proceedings at a rate that far exceeded anything men had done before. Today, women are now responsible for initiating 75-80% of all divorces, and inevitably suffer the greater consequences of that action.
This brings us nicely to the true agenda of Feminism – which is the deep aversion for the marriage institution, the antipathy for traditional family unit, and the subversive plan to destroy it.
Feminists seek power, control and influence – and marriage by definition stands as an obstruction to this ungodly desire. Thus, feminists are well aware that a married woman is much more difficult to influence and recruit, than a single woman; because families are designed as units that stand together.
Interestingly, the main thrust of feminism has never tried to hide its hatred for marriage or the family unit. Here are some quotes by some popular feminist icons:
– “We can’t destroy the inequities between men and women until we destroy marriage.” – Robin Morgan.
– “In order to raise children with equality, we must take them away from families and communally raise them.” – Mary Jo Bane.
– “We must work to destroy [marriage]… The end of the institution of marriage is a necessary condition for the liberation of women” – Helen Sullinger.
– “The nuclear family must be destroyed… Whatever its ultimate meaning, the break-up of families now is an objectively revolutionary process.” – Linda Gordon.
– “So long as every female, simply by virtue of her anatomy, is obliged, even forced, to be the sole or primary caretaker of childhood, she is prevented from being a free human being.” – Kate Millett.
– “Therefore it is important for us to encourage women to leave their husbands and not to live individually with men… All of history must be rewritten in terms of oppression of women.” – Helen Sullinger.
– “Being a housewife is an illegitimate profession……The choice to serve and be protected and plan towards being a family maker is a choice that shouldn’t be. The heart of radical feminism is to change that.” – Vivian Gornick.
– “Women who ‘adjust’ as housewives, who grow up wanting to be ‘just a housewife,’ are in as much danger as the millions who walked to their own death in the concentration camps… they are suffering a slow death of mind and spirit.” – Betty Friedan.
These quotes are not just by anyone. They were made those at the forefront of the feminist agenda, and who are responsible for shaping social consciousness on the issue.
Suuzanne Venker and Phyllis Schlafly, authors of “The Flipside of Feminism”, put it like this:
“Feminists realize all too well that they can never achieve a level playing field in the marketplace as long as their male competitors have the advantage of homemaker wives… Women on the left know that in order to get ahead more easily, they must deprive men of their advantage in having stay-at-home wives. The desire to eliminate the full-time homemaker has been feminists goal all along”.
And you can see just how much “progress” Feminism has delivered over the last several decades. When you look at the poorest and least socially mobile areas in the USA for example, you will find one variable consistently lacking – fathers in the home.
This is also mirrored by the statistics of felons in US correctional institutions (men & women), with over 80% coming from homes with an absent father. To make matters worse, over the same time span, the birth rate for unmarried women in the US has risen steadily from 18% in 1980, to 58% in 2010.
Let that sink in for a moment as you begin connecting these dots together.
In the final and concluding parts, we bring all the arguments to bear, and show how Feminism has failed to deliver on its promise of utopian happiness for women – free from the shackles of male domination, promising liberation, independence, empowerment, and having power over themselves, their bodies, and their future.