Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Why Doesn't the West Value Women?

Al Mohler has a great post about why Western soceity doesn't value women the way that we should. The irony, however, is that this reality was exposed by a man whose religious culture, while supremely valuing motherhood, is also known to oppress and brutalize women. Some Westerns view the Muslim perpective on femininity as one that is repressively enslaved to premodern notions of male and female gender roles, and perhaps this is true to some degree. However, our culture is one that is so progressively feministic in our pursuit of declaring the unequivocal equality between men and women that we champion women who enter the killing fields of war and abandon the God-honoring role of mother and wife charged with the responsibility of nurturing one's children, encouraging one's husband, and ordering the home to the glory of God. What we elevated as "value" in our culture has evolved into nothing more than the neutering of the precious gift of femininity as we pursue the deification of human autonomy and self-exaltation and glorification. Be sure to read the link to Mohler's site. I'd love to hear your thoughts about this topic.

2 Comments:

At 12:21 PM , Blogger r a i n e r said...

repressively
unequivocal
neutering
deification
femininity
autonomy
glorification

This is by far the best vocabulary ever used in a brief blog - I commend you & enjoyed it thoroughly!

 
At 11:17 AM , Anonymous Jo said...

Yes! Amen! Thank you!
Truly, the most fulfilling things in my life thus far have been to be a wife, mother, and homemaker. I thank God for allowing me to totally embrace these roles by giving me a supportive husband and providing for our need. Now that the mothering years are over I have plenty of time to explore other roles.

 

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