Feminism is a belief in the political, economic and cultural equality of women. It deals with the issues of gender differences and advocates for equality among men and women.
There are people who may not see this cause worthy because they did not live in and cannot imagine a time were men and women were not treated equally. Just like slavery, we read about a time were blacks were treated like dogs but because of how organized our society has evolved to be, we sometimes find that hard to believe.
Some decades ago, women did not have the right to work, to vote – or be voted for or even to be educated. It took the rise of both men and women who worked really hard to bring about this women’s liberation and if not for it women would have been stuck in the shadows of men involving only in home making and child bearing (which are noble causes).
Women had to prove their worth by participating in world wars, staging protests and using their pens to prove that men and women were equals.
Was this worth it?? Absolutely yes
Without this liberation we would not have had the likes of Vigdis Finnbogadottir, Margaret Thatcher and our very own Chimamanda Adichie.
Spiritually also we have seen the rise of great women working signs and wonders for God. Should I start talking about Kathrine Kuhlman or Susannah Wesley, let me stop listing so this blog will not be too long.
But just like things that last for long, this shifted from all the good things to the confused things like ‘a woman owns her body’. This sounds good until it brought about legalizing abortion.
Now women can choose whether or not the baby growing in their stomach should get a shot at life. How did this find its way under the umbrella of feminism?
Also feminists and the word submission – when it involves a woman submitting to her husband is like oil and water, they just do not mix. But its written in the bible though?
Please do not get me wrong because if you know me then you probably know that I am all for women empowerment and I do not believe a woman should be controlled, but like someone clearly put it,
I’m first a christian before I am a feminist
This means that anything feminism stands for has to be in agreement with what the bible says firstly.
So when it comes to abortion, I am pro life.
When it comes to submission, I am pro marriage.
For me feminism is not clear cut and that is why I do not call myself a feminist. Let us get back to the basics.
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