Friday, October 19, 2007
Quotes against feminism
Persuading thousands of young mothers to go out to work and to abandon the care of their children to others is one of the most disastrous things at the present time. What is it going to profit the nation, if we gain the dollars-or even the whole world-but lose the souls of our children? Now that the state is lifting so much responsibility from parents, the bond of love between parents and their children is in danger of being loosened. It is when the mothers of the nations begin to fail in their duty to their children that religion disappears, moral standards fail, and the nation begins to go down.
~Enid Blyton, discussing women in the military during WWI
Feminists who ceaselessly inveigh against their own oppression by men (often hardly specifying its exact nature) would ignore how they themselves have oppressed...feminine women. It oppresses a woman who could delight in domesticity to tell her that her domesticity makes her a parasitic inferior to men. It oppresses a woman who yearns to stay home with her children to tell her she is worthy only insofar as she achieves in the workplace.
~F. Carolyn Graglia, A Brief Against Feminism
Do the women's liberationists want to be liberated from being women? No, they would say, they want to be liberated from society's stereotypes of what women are supposed to be....Some very interesting facts have been uncovered by scientists which feminists will have to treat very gingerly for they show that it is not merely society which determines how the sexes will behave...The idea of matriarchy is mythical, I've learned, for not one that can be documented has ever existed. Doesn't it seem strange that male dominance has been universal if it's purely social conditioning? One would expect to see at least a few examples of societies where women rather than men held the positions of hightest status....Isn't it really much easier to believe that the feelings of men and women throughout history bear a direct relationship to some innate prerequisite?....It was God who made us different, and He did it no purpose. Recent scientific research is illuminating, and as has happened before, corroborates anctient truth which mankind has always recognized. God created male and female, the male to call forth, to lead, initiate and rule, and the female to respond, follow, adapt, submit.
~Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me Be a Woman