Tammy Thomas is a winning female cyclist. Too bad she’s been winning because of steroid use. Don’t believe it? Just ask the reporter who caught her shaving her face – better yet, just look at her before shaving!
What’s scary is that she is a biological woman, but her face shows signs of "severe virilization," as the doctor’s call it. I’ll say. What’s really funny is, this woman, who presumably has no gender issues, looks more masculine than the pregnant transgender woman being called a ‘pregnant man.’ Gender confusion and perversion are reaching new heights daily in our society, and it should alarm us. We need to pray harder, preach more, allow ourselves to be more transformed by Christ and His Word, and serve others more in order to help save our sick society.
Vision Forum, one of my favorite world view and homeschool publication organizations, has published a new book entitled Passionate Housewives Desperate for God: Fresh Vision for the Hopeful Homemaker. CBMW has a nice review:
Along the way, McDonald argues that "evangelical feminism" is merely a baptized version of its secular counterpart.
"Like a filthy and unruly stray dog on bath day, feminism has been
scrubbed and perfumed and presented to us as biblical," she writes.
"The biblical directives given to women to be wives, mothers and
keepers of the home are minimized or set aside as quaint but
unnecessary options. Although they still view homemaking as a
legitimate life choice, in their opinion it certainly shouldn’t be
viewed as enough and definitely not the best."
Mary Kassian, author and professor at Southern Baptist Seminary (they allow women to be Professors there? ;) has just published a well-received evaluation of feminism entitled The Feminist Mistake: The Radical Impact of Feminism on Church and Culture.
The Feminist Mistake, by Mary Kassian traces the rise of feminism
through the twentieth century. It shows how a movement at first
designed to protect women’s rights, soon morphed into a movement of
incredibly destructive power – a movement that has ultimately caused
great harm to society and to the church. "Looking back over the past
fifty years is a sobering exercise. Feminism was the dream that
promised women happiness and fulfillment. But I suspect … we would
find that women are unhappier and less fulfilled than ever. The
feminist paradigm simply does not match the reality of who God created
women and men to be. Hence it cannot deliver on its promise"
Christina Hoff-Sommers’ 2001 book The WAR AGAINST BOYS: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men, the second of her books criticizing radical feminism, really introduced the idea that modern public education is failing boys, misdiagnosing them as learning disabled when really, they were just approaching learning like, well, boys. That is, they weren’t as compliant, they wanted to know WHY they were learning things, and they are emotionally behind girls of the same age, and maturation expectations are unrealistic for many boys.
This past week, Albert Mohler reported on an article from City Journal that confirms the data in Sommers’ book. The source article, How the Schools Shortchange Boys, is well worth the read. It confirms not only the harm that radical feminism (as opposed to healthy feminism) has done, it displays how badly we need to reform public education, and how those of us who want to have healthy, successful kids ought to look for alternates to public education in the meantime.
A new report shows that that India has aborted over 10 MILLION female fetuses based solely on their gender, and will abort up to 1 Million more each year unless something changes. However, the illogically selfish and unbalanced pro-choice position forces most of its adherents to be unable to condemn this criminal genocide, or "foeticide." As I’ve asked before in GATTACA Comes to Life, where does it stop? Liberal theology is unable to manage this because it is faulty.
But it’s not just liberal reasoning that is at fault – it’s the value system of the Indian culture that devalues women. We must encourage the promotion of equality and justice in such countries. And we should continue to evangelize them as well.
As much as conservatives want to bash Matt Dubay as a selfish, bad father, the 25 year old who refuses to pay child support for a child that the mother "should have" aborted, I find his argument a logical extension of pro-choice logic. Liberals who want to attack him don’t realize that it is their myopic concern for women’s rights, to the exclusion of a father’s and child’s rights, that has caused this problem.
Feminists for Life is a non-religious organization that does not support the radical anti-motherhood, anti-human rights (a.k.a. "pro choice") stance of women’s organizations like NOW. They embrace the great advances of feminism, while holding on to their respect for life. From their site:
Did you know the early feminists – people like Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Mary Wollstonecraft – were pro-life?
"Sweeter even than to have had the joy of caring for children of my own has it been to me to help bring about a better state of things for mothers generally, so their unborn little ones could not be willed away from them." – Susan B. Anthony
We refuse to choose between women and children. We refuse to choose between sacrificing our education and our careers for our family….Our focus is to systematically eliminate the reasons that drive women to abortion.
Sixty years ago, Sigmund Freud called the mother-child bond "unique" and "without parallel." Today, a study of more than 2,000 mothers confirms Freud’s wisdom: 93 percent say the care of their children is "so unique" that no one else can replace it. The same percentage believe the love they feel for their children is "unlike" any other love.
The study was released last week by the New York-based Institute for American Values (IAV), a nonpartisan marriage and family advocacy think tank. IAV questioned mothers nationwide who are 18 and older with at least one child younger than 18.