When did feminism really begin and how to battle it in our own lives

29 Jul

First, I know I said I would do a post on Japanese Study Tools Part 2. I will do that, but I think this is a really important topic to address.

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Saw this in Kohl’s the other day…It is a shame what we are teaching our next generation…especially the fact that this outfit looks like it is made for boys.

When Did Feminism Really Begin?

Some people like to like to say the 1960s, 1820s, or even all the way back to the 12th century!  But feminism has been around much longer than that. When I mention feminism, people think of a movement and/or an organization, but it is much more than that. Feminism is a mind set. Feminism began when Eve ate the apple and Adam decided to listen to her and take a bite. Feminism is the cause of original sin. Truth is: We (women) all have a little feminist in us. We all have a rebellious spirit.

How can We Battle Feminism in Our Own Lives?

After accepting that we all have to live with the consequences of our sin, does not mean that it is excusable to continue to live in it. The only way to battle it is to not battle at all! We cannot win; we must accept Jesus Christ and let him win the battle for us. Remember,  “Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:6)

Being rude and refusing to listen is a rebellious spirit. Nothing is more annoying than the woman who constantly tries to yell over you,  wants to speak all the time, but tells you to “shut up” or “be quiet” when you try to get a word in. I see women like this do this with their family members, their husband, their friends.

“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,” (James 1:19)

Don’t be rude when somebody is trying to talk to you and share their side of the story. Don’t tell them to “shut up”, “be quiet”, “I don’t want to hear it!” or “Can you let me talk?” when you have been talking the whole time.

Do not let yourself be consumed with anger and irrationality.

Think about what the Bible has to say about anger:

“Do not let the sun go down on your anger,” (Ephesians 4:26)

“For the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” (James 1:20)

“Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.” (Ecclesiastes 7:9)

“A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.” (Proverbs 29:11)

“Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.” (Proverbs 19:11)

“A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.” (Proverbs 15:18)

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” (Proverbs 15:1)

“The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent ignores an insult.” (Proverbs 12:6)

“Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.” (Ephesians 4:21)

“It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.”  (Proverbs 21:9)

“Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.” (Proverbs 17:1)

“It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman.” (Proverbs 21:19)

Instead calm down and let the love of God consume you instead: 

” Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7) [emphasis mine]

And besides, wouldn’t you rather be that lady “who is clothed with strength and dignity and can laugh at the days to come” (Proverbs 31:25)

God Bless 🙂

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6 Responses to “When did feminism really begin and how to battle it in our own lives”

  1. Butterfly Flower July 30, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    Is Kohls off their rocker – how is that onsie worth 12 dollars?

    Some people like to like to say the 1960s, 1820s, or even all the way back to the 12th century!

    Try 2,000 B.C: http://etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk/section4/tr4073.htm

    “To keep paths and ways in good order, to shatter earth and to make it firm are yours, Inana. To destroy, to build up, to tear out and to settle are yours, Inana. To turn a man into a woman and a woman into a man are yours, Inana. Desirability and arousal, goods and property are yours, Inana. Gain, profit, great wealth and greater wealth are yours, Inana. Gaining wealth and having success in wealth, financial loss and reduced wealth are yours, Inana”

    Inana (The Sumerian equivalent of Astarte/Ashteroth – the pagan goddess worshiped by Jezebel in the Bible) was the divine personification of womanhood, as well as the planet Venus. As the hymn illustrates, the ancients knew womanhood could either be a blessing or a curse. In Sumerian mythology, the defining trait of Inana was her constant schemes to seize power from the male gods. She didn’t want to be as powerful as men – she wanted to be more powerful.

    • lovelyleblanc7 July 31, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

      How is that onsie even worth anything?!
      Thank you for the link, that was interesting.

      You say, “She didn’t want to be as powerful as men – she wanted to be more powerful.” I agree with this assessment, but I also think that is because of the sinful nature of woman since the fall, for God already predicted this:
      ” Your desire will be for your husband,
      and he will rule over you.” (Genesis 3:13)
      Our sinful nature wants us to be in control of everything and go against the authority (the father or the husband, depending on the situation) that God has ordained over us. You’re right, a woman can be a blessing or a curse. She can be an Esther or a Delilah. She can support her man and build her home or with her own hands tear down her home and drag her man’s name in the dust.

  2. Anja August 6, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    What an excellent post! I’ve never really though about it, but feminism really does go way back. The main difference, I think, is that it used to be frowned upon in the past, while now it’s the norm and people look down on women who refuse to be feminists. That’s so sad 😦

    • lovelyleblanc7 August 6, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

      Thank you for the comment. You’re right. We’ve come to a time where good will be seen as evil and evil as good, like Paul warned. In the past, fathers and husbands were allowed to call out and correct rebellious behavior, but now it is seen as “oppressive”. Daughters no longer respect their fathers, wives their husbands. What women don’t understand today is that a man wants your respect more than your love, if he had to choose between the two.

      • Anja August 6, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

        I agree. And there is something else women don’t understand today: that they would be happier if they were more respectful towards the men in their lives. Towards everyone, really, but mostly towards husbands, fathers and brothers.

      • lovelyleblanc7 August 7, 2013 at 12:11 am #

        Embracing who we were created to be: feminine, submissive, nurturing, caring, loving…will ultimately fulfill us. Instead, we fight nature and question our unhappiness.

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