Don’t you hate it when perfectly good words
become co-opted by the forces of darkness, or ignorance, and they lose
their usefulness as a description as a result? “Liberal” is a classic
example. For centuries, “liberal”
meant that which pertained to freedom, as a “liberal education” fitted
one for a self-controlled and thoughtful life within a free society.
Nowadays it means nothing close to that, and has become a dirty word
(even among liberals, who prefer to be called “progressives” to escape
the bad connotations) for a political philosophy based on government-
reliance rather than self- reliance, a preference for the failed
economic systems of socialism or communism, and a return to a hidden
oligarchial tyranny, where the liberals, of course, become the new
aristocracy, not at all different from historic aristocratic rule,
except that the new elites have pure and proper intellect and morals,
instead of blood lines.
“Feminism” is another such perfectly good word, now ruined. Historically, “feminine”
(whence “feminism” was derived) described the ideal state of womanhood, and was embodied by the role of
wife and mother, further bringing to mind the conduct of genteel
ladylikeness. Nowadays, of course, the word describes the tiny minority
of NOWers and NARALers, of the Gloria Steinems, Barbara Boxers, and
Hillary Clintons of the world.
Early feminists, the suffragettes, much more embodied the historic
meaning of the word, embracing motherhood and denouncing abortion as
the vilest murder. Their pro-life determination is ably demonstrated by Kate O’Beirne in her new book, Women Who Make the World Worse,
exposing the destructive modern feminist agenda and the havoc its
implementation has wreaked on American schools, families, sports, and
On a more humorous note, Mike Adams presents in seven parts why he cannot take feminists seriously. (Read part one, two, three, four, five, six, and seven here.) One is struck how un-feminine, not to mention illogical and contradictory, the modern feminist has become.
In reality, modern feminism is rooted in simple rebellion. Male and female
was the Creator’s design, and thus His pervue as to roles and
responsibilities. Killing the child we are called to nurture, and
hating the man we are called to sacrificially serve, is a mere
extension of shaking our fist at the Lawgiver and Judge we wish to