As one of the oldest female baby boomers, my life has been unalterably intertwined with “second-wave” feminist theory. Fortunately, I am one of the lucky women of my generation. I have managed to survive feminism’s tenacious grip with my rational mind still intact. Unfortunately, for many of my female contemporaries, this is NOT the case.
I am writing my blog, which is titled, It’s the Women, NOT the Men! – Surviving Feminism, as a warning to the young women who are following in our footsteps. Beware! Feminists, and the proverbial “snake oil salesmen”, are one in the same. They promise a cure but deliver a curse.
The feminists consider my twenty-five year “career”, as a residential and commercial builder, a raging success. On the surface, the results appear commendable. I conquered the male-dominated field of construction. I routinely managed one hundred men on my job sites and made good money. My “career” nearly qualifies me for feminist sainthood. But today, living with my personal regrets, all I can say about my “success” is, “So, what.” I paid too high a price.
Feminism painted a rosy picture for the young, college bound, female baby boomers of the late 1960s. But regrettably, we were NOT told that the path upon which we were placed was fraught with unfortunate personal compromises, debilitating stress and misguided personal priorities. Sadly, neglected relationships, emotional sacrifices, irreparable familial disruptions and irrational decision-making would become the mainstay of our lives.
Those potential pitfalls were never discussed by the “illustrious”, feminist academics of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
In retrospect, the leaders of this radical, anti-Christian feminist movement were only interested in the limelight, and in the impersonal, and superficial, results of their theories. They were NOT interested in the tragic losses their troops would suffer while trying to become “liberated”, feminist “Superwomen”.
I have lived through feminism’s heyday and am now graced with 20/20 hindsight. And, as my “liberated” friend Geraldine once said, “If you can’t be a good example, at least be a terrible warning!”
To this end, my blog attempts to translate my “feminist” failures, and that of my contemporaries, into a straightforward dialog about the unintended consequences of adopting a “feminist lifestyle.”
My blog investigates the origins of the women’s movement, relates it to today’s dysfunctional society and warns about the personal, and cultural, risks inherent in becoming a “liberated” woman.
Time is growing short and our country can no longer sit back and ignore the crisis created by its wholesale adoption of feminism’s “knowing”, as normal.
My blog will show that the dramatic rise of immoral and destructive behavior among women can repeatedly be traced back to the public encouragement of this behavior, as “liberating”, by an irrational, radical, second-wave feminist “leader” or a misguided, female academic’s ambiguous feminist theory.
Through my research, my personal experience, and that of my fifteen, formally fabulous, friends, I will illustrate the damage unleashed on our society by women wallowing in the erroneous theories of personal “independence”, “emancipation”, “freedom”, “self-expression” and “liberation”, specifically, “sexual liberation.”
Unfortunately, most of today’s men are too young to remember what life in America was like before the advent of radical feminism. They don’t remember the peaceful, well-ordered, and stress-frees America when good Christian men selflessly protected, provided for and served their families, communities and country.
It is my mission to alleviate this deliberate omission, and to instead, fill the void with the truth about our country’s dire need for the critical contributions of our Christian men. And so, the encouragement of our young Christian men, to stand tall and be proud of themselves and their God-given mission to save humanity from eternal damnation, has become the principle purpose of my blog.
It is my intent to, first, educate young men about the dramatic reversals our culture has suffered, as it has descended from the high standards of behavior, sustained by the Greatest Generation of Christian men, and to the low standards of behavior generated by our current, feminist “free-for-all”, “anything-goes” culture. A culture which was solely created, and continues to be enabled, by the influential and “liberated”, non-Christian, anti-Christian feminists of the past, and present.
Secondly, my intention is to also expose our young men to the harsh realities of radical feminism’s negative, and often misinterpreted, influence on their daily lives.
Through my experience, and insight, these young men will learn what academia has failed to teach them – that they are, indeed, of incalculable value to the perpetuation, and success, of our Christian civilization and, if the truth be known, to the happiness of their women, as well.
I want to encourage these young Christian men in this knowledge.
Thirdly, I want our young men to understand that they can no longer continue to enable women’s irrational feminist behavior through polite deference. It has become painfully clear, that as crime, divorce, abortion and adultery stats have continued to remain elevated during the entire 60 year reign of radical feminism, that we, as a country, can no longer afford this luxury.
Radical feminist theory has destroyed our traditional Christian family. And this is the primary reason for the societal chaos of today. The chaos in which children, and young people, vainly struggle to find a purpose in their lives and to attain the true happiness to which they are entitled.
In many ways, feminism has forced young women to tragically disappoint their loved ones, time and time again, while in pursuit of pointless “careers.” Liberated “career” women not only neglect their children, but their extended families as well. They also neglect their churches, neighborhoods, communities, schools, homes and themselves.
These egocentric women are AWOL! And our once illustrious Christian culture, and by association, Western Civilization, is beginning to look the worse for wear. The truth is, women CANNOT do everything alone. The concept of “independent” Superwomen” is an unattainable, regret-filled delusion.
Women need to let go of this ridiculous notion of personal “liberation”, which is falsely promoted as being GOOD for women by radical feminist academia, when it is anything but! They need to embrace their faith once again and allow their Christian men to become their helpmates and to make serious commitments to their well-being. If loved, respected and trusted, these loyal, devoted, and selfless Christian men will NOT disappoint.
Finally, my hope is that young women will not only reject the self-destructive ideology of radical feminism, but embrace the joy generated by a life defined by the tenets of the Christian faith. AND, that they will ultimately learn to trust their Christian men, and RELAX!
In conclusion, my aspirations for these same young women are that they will once again, let Christian men bring stability, peace, sanity and happiness into their lives.
They and their children deserve no less.
K. Q. Duane