I love the days when a post idea is placed in my lap. I was browsing Pinterest this morning, and I came across a picture that I was honestly surprised to find. It was a quote, by an unknown author, and it read this:
Feminism Killed Chivalry.
I didn’t know very much about feminism before several weeks earlier, when I picked up a book called The Accidental Feminist. It was written from a Christian perspective, and the author basically discusses how all of us have somehow or another been affected by the feminist mindset. I didn’t agree with everything I read, but it was still a very good read and a thought-provoking book.
Anyhow, let’s get back to feminism and chivalry. I’m going to write the dictionary definition of both and we can compare the two:
The advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes.
Marked by honor, generosity, and courtesy. A high-minded consideration, especially towards women.
Alright, everyone, these are the serious definitions. I just came across a really interesting sentence when I was looking up the dictionary definitions, and I’d like to share that too:
Something women complain is dead even though it cannot logically exist in an equal society, which is what women wanted. IT’S ONE OR THE OTHER.
Wow. Let that thought sink in. Women want equality, but they also scorn at men who don’t treat them in a chivalrous way. They want to be equal, but they want to be respected…is anyone else confused?
I really do think that once you start trying to be “equal,” the lines begin to blur gender-wise, and the qualities that make people men or women is no longer distinct.
I’m thinking of a news story I heard awhile ago about a rumor that women would have to sign up for the draft once they turn 18. I thought it was completely appalling, and so did many others! But, honestly though, it sounds completely rational in a culture that begs for equality. Because, if we’re not signing up for wars, we’re not equal yet.
How much women beg for this! To be in equal standing with men. The truth is, if we are trying to be “equal,” we are in all honesty saying that we know more than God, His ways are NOT the best, and we are demeaning our gender without even trying to.
How can this be, though? Women wanting something better for themselves shouldn’t be demeaning. That’s because America’s definition of equality isn’t better! Neither is women being less. Men and women can be equal, but different. Equality doesn’t have to be sameness. Because we’re not the same.
With feminism, chivalry is dying because men are no longer allowed to be men. Women want to step in, take their place, and do it better. How would you feel if traits that make your gender what it is was stripped away from you? Women aren’t treated with respect anymore, because after all, they’re the same! No special treatment needed.
Men being gentlemen and women being ladies is what makes our world decent. Take that away, and a lot of morality is lost. Think of so much in the world that wouldn’t be a problem if everyone stuck to their God-defined gender roles. If every man you met was honorable and respectful, and every woman you met was kind and pure in heart. What a difference our culture would be.
I’m glad that I was able to think on this topic when that picture popped up in my newsfeed, and thank you guys for stopping by today. I hope you have a blessed weekend!