You’d think any movement with the label “feminist” would be out for the good of women, wouldn’t you? Not so. I am becoming increasingly more aware of how the sexual promiscuity and other social issues of many vocal feminists stand in direct opposition to one of my life goals — to form and build a strong family with a godly man.
My own prospects for marriage are by far the least important concern, however. In my last post, I referred to the practice of abortion and why feminists promote it so strongly. It is impossible to maintain the delusion that men and women are the same if women must live with the consequences of sex and men do not have to.
Recently, The Wall Street Journal reviewed a new book, Unnatural Selection, that paints an unavoidable picture of the true damage abortion has done to females. I say “females,” because the people most damaged are far too little to be called “women.” It turns out, writes book author Mara Hvistendahl, that in countries like India and China, women who are able to determine their unborn children’s sex before birth are disproportionately aborting their daughters. Worldwide, compared to the proportion of male vs. female births that should occur naturally, approximately 163 million girls are missing.
Even more telling, as the WSJ writer, Jonathan V. Last, points out:
Ms. Hvistendahl is particularly worried that the “right wing” or the “Christian right” — as she labels those whose politics differ from her own — will use sex-selective abortion as part of a wider war on abortion itself. She believes that something must be done about the purposeful aborting of female babies or it could lead to “feminists’ worst nightmare: a ban on all abortions.” It is telling that Ms. Hvistendahl identifies a ban on abortion — and not the killing of tens of millions of unborn girls — as the “worst nightmare” of feminism.
We women need to open our collective eyes and take note of the genocide we are either perpetrating, allowing, or being forced into. Feminists blame men for violence and war. The fact is that the sexes are equally guilty.
China’s Cultural Revolution under Mao Zedong from 1958 to 1962 killed at least 45 million. World War II reported 55 million casualties worldwide. I am saddened beyond belief to compare these numbers to 163 million aborted baby girls. And that’s not even counting the ones killed in equal proportion to the aborted baby boys.
If you find this post discouraging, I do not apologize. This world can be a terrible place; that is why God’s unchanging grace is such good news. If these words motivate you to act or, at some point in your life, hold your hand from doing something you would regret, I am satisfied.