The Disappearance of Women. Raising Up Esther Workshop. The Disappearance of Women. Vae victis ! Woe to the conquered! . “In the codes of all the nations which are called civilized, man has written the laws which govern the destiny of women in these cruel terms: Vae victis! ”
The Disappearance of Women
“In the codes of all the nations which are called civilized, man has written the laws which govern the destiny of women in these cruel terms: Vae victis!”
Honore de Balzac
“The chief distinction in the intellectual powers of the two sexes is shown by man's attaining to a higher eminence, in whatever he takes up, than can woman whether requiring deep thought, reason, or imagination, or merely the use of the senses and hands…. We may also infer … that if men are capable of a decided pre-eminence over women in many subjects, the average of mental power in man must be above that of woman.”
In the modern world a single, unfettered, male is the ideal!
“By entering the public sphere at the expense of the private, woman legitimated the male world and rejected her own.”
Lilian Calles Barger
These movements “allow us to become, in a sense, invisible as women and able to navigate the male-defined public world with less notice.”
Lilian Calles Barger
“Money is the marker of success in a market economy; it usually accompanies power, and it enables the bearer to wield power, including within the family.”
“… man was set apart from other animals by his mind’s power to have an idea, a vision, and shape the future to it. … when he discovers, and creates and shapes a future different from his past, he is a man, a human being.”
The Feminine Mystique
The things that men used to do to degrade women, now modern feminists use to degrade women!
“We are busily unmaking one of the proudest social achievements in the nineteenth century, which was to take married women out of the work force so that they could devote themselves to family and children.”
“For the average woman, the pill has provided a way to divorce sex from procreation, so she can make herself available to any sexual partner she chooses at the moment. A woman is now considered to be available 24/7/365.”
Lilian Calles Barger
“The widely practiced violence of abortion is not a sign of progress but a sign that women’s reproductive ability needs to be exterminated in order for society to go ‘forward.’ In an environment hostile to women’s bodies and through abortion, women participate in a war against their own bodies, objectifying them.”
“Fertility in eighty-three countries representing 44% of the world’s population has fallen below replacement levels; in the developed countries, the net reproduction rate is 0.7 and dropping, which means that the next generation will be only 70% as large as this one.”
Late 20th and early 21st century
Secular Humanism – No Meta-narrative
Overthrowing male – female distinctions
Female and male are equal (the same)Third Wave Feminists:Post-modern Feminism
“male and female in one”
Quality of Life
Tissue or product of conception
GenderElasticity of Language
Implies distinction: i.e., male and female
Is not elastic
Is grounded in the essence of biological and psychological differentiation
Defined by societal usage
Gender is elastic
We can construct our own realityDeconstructing Sex
In the Postmodern world, secular materialism is being combined with a pagan spirituality to shape a new language and ultimately a whole new world order.
“The body becomes plastic, inscribed with gender and cultural standards. … The constitution of the body rests in its inscription; the body becomes the text which is written upon it and from which it is indistinguishable….”
3rd Wave Feminist
“[T]he erasure of distinctions between the sexes is not only the most striking issue of our time, it may be the most profound the race has ever confronted.”
“Tell me what the world is saying today, and I’ll tell you what the church will be saying seven years from now.”
Much of the Church in the western world has correctly, if slowly, recognized and responded to the crushing of women by Sexism.
“Biblical feminists formulated a definition of equality for Christian women that concurred with the definition put forth by secular society. Equality meant role-interchangeability. With this definition in hand, Biblical feminists turned to the Bible. They found that while the Bible did teach the essential equality of women and men, it also taught role differentiation....
“…. In order to harmonize the Bible’s teachings with their view of equality, these feminists found it necessary to determine which Scriptural texts were dynamic and which were static, which were inspired and which were the author’s bias, which were true and which were in error. In doing so, Biblical feminists adopted a feminist mind-set. …
“…Christian feminists adopted this mentality when they used their own definition of equality to judge the validity and applicability of the Bible. … Even for conservative evangelical feminists, women’s experience became the new norm for Biblical study and theological interpretation.”
God the used their own definition of equality to judge the validity and applicability of the Bible. … Even for conservative evangelical feminists, women’s experience became the new norm for Biblical study and theological interpretation.”
TheirsElasticity of the Bible
“… religious and secular feminism were of the same essence. They were based on the same presuppositions, and were therefore destined to intersect and merge. …The alteration of God-language and the increasing hermeneutic of liberty employed by feminist theologians had catapulted the religious movement forward onto the same path as that of secular feminism.”
Mary Kassian The Feminist Gospel
As Evangelical Feminists race towards the interchangeability of the sexes they rob men and women of the glory of their uniqueness and contribute to
the disappearance of women!