Yes, at 4:40 in the morning. Well, it is what time it is here.
I am a feminist. There. I said it. And being a feminist is a good thing. However, there are forms of feminism that are bad: radical feminism, any form that supports abortion and contraception and “sexual freedom” and bashing men and supports the homosexual lifestyle. Those are anti-women and anti-men.
Abortion is anti-women because it’s about choosing to punish yourself and a baby for existing as a person and being able to give life and for being a women. It’s also anti-men because it doesn’t care about men as fathers or as people. Abortion is anti-people because it is indiscriminate in who it kills: girls, boys, gays, straight, the innocent, the potentially successful, the potentially disabled, etc. Abortion basically says that you aren’t good enough to exist because you don’t fit in some arbitrary category about who and what a person is. Abortion isn’t a choice or a freedom. It’s a death sentence for the baby and for the mother. It puts the mother in a continuous cycle of sexual abuse and prostitution. A women who uses abortion to “get rid of a problem” abuses herself. No woman is free when they get an abortion. NO woman is free when they have sex with anybody outside of marriage. They are abusing themselves and selling themselves as prostitutes that aren’t getting paid to have sex.
Bashing men also bashes women. Men can’t exist without women and women can’t exist without men. It’s biologically impossible. If there was only one sex, then they wouldn’t be women or men. There would be no concept of male or female, man or women. The words and concepts wouldn’t exist in our language because there would be no need for them. While I’m certain there are people who would love to eliminate such words, it’s impossible and entirely impractical. It just wouldn’t work. We need men and women and we need them to be different. Yes, there are people who are trying to do with mother and father and what they mean but they will fail. Not only do we need them, to eliminate them would eliminate what makes humans unique. Actually, it goes beyond that. It would destroy society. Society as a whole needs mothers and fathers and men and women.
I believe in equal pay for equal work. Now, it has gotten better but there’s always room for improvement. There is also room for improvement in how people are compensated for their work and how work is valued. Value shouldn’t be based entirely on monetary value but on what that person brings to the company or whatnot and not how much money they can make for the company at the expense of that individual’s health and personal relationships.
I believe rape, abuse be it sexual, physical, emotional, spiritual, verbal, psychological, or mental and neglect are crimes against people regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, creed, ethnicity, etc. and should be prosecuted as such. A spouse has no right to rape their spouse or beat them because they are married or to verbally abuse them because they think they can. Parents should abuse their children nor should children abuse their parents. A gay partner can’t beat their partner and get away with it. It’s a crime against a person. While I have problems with the homosexual lifestyle, they are still people who should be treated with respect and crimes against them should be investigated and prosecuted.
I believe a woman has the right to choose what she wants to do with her life. If she wants to be a wife and mother and work, I support that. If a woman wants be a wife and mother and be a stay at home mom, I support that too. If a woman wants to work but stay permanently single, I support that as well. If a woman believes she is called to the religious life and chooses to follow that, I support that as well. I don’t support people who dictate how other people should live. I have no right to tell Woman A or even Man A what to do with their lives. I can’t make them work in a particular field or make them get married and no one else should either. They can seek advice and counsel from people they trust but should make their own choices about their life. And I will defend a women’s right to determine her own life.
I believe women are the biggest oppressors of women. They are the ones who watch others like a hawk and talk about people behind their back and pass judgement on them because they don’t live exactly as they do. If a woman wants to dress like a Goth (does anybody still dress like a Goth anymore?), as long as she dresses modestly (this is predicated on her and the society she lives in) then she can dress like a goth. Or a punk. Or in jeans and a t-shirt. Or dresses. Or formal suits. No one can dictate what she wears unless she works in a particular industry that requires a uniform for work (even the typical office has a “uniform” for how to dress). Women are the biggest believers about the lies of women: that they are weak, inferior, support things that hurt women, uneducable, shouldn’t be allowed to work, shouldn’t be allowed to receive a college/university degree, that the only thing a women can do is get married and have children and stay at home, that women who don’t revolve their lives around men have something wrong them or are lesbians.
I believe people are individuals with their own unique life experiences. No one is automaton and people shouldn’t make people into clones of themselves just because it makes their lives easier or because they think they have the power to do so.
Now there are people who are going to have a problem with me, a Catholic, being a feminist. Yet all that I posted doesn’t contradict anything the Catholic Church teaches. Being a feminist isn’t anti-Catholic. It’s pro-humanity. The Catholic Church was the first feminist force in the world. Now there were people in the Church, but not the Church Herself, that advocated beliefs and practices that were anti-women but they weren’t the Church. They were sinners who got tangled up in the details and pushing their own agendas rather than focusing on Jesus. Jesus is very pro-women as demonstrated in the Gospels.
Let the tomato and lemon throwing commence.