Why Feminism Requires Abortion & “Jesus Feminism” is a Farce

Missy Robertson of Duck Dynasty made headlines last week for boldly declaring at the Mom’s March for America, “I’m a true feminist,” and “God is pro-choice.”  However, Missy was co-opting these terms to mean something entirely different than our culture understands them to mean.

By feminist, she meant, “I am a woman in every sense of the word.  I am not ashamed of my body.  I am not ashamed that it can make and carry babies. I am not ashamed of being a mom.” 

And by pro-choice, Robertson was affirming that God wants women to have more choices than abortion when it comes to unplanned pregnancies.  “God is pro-choice,” she declared, “and He always chooses life.”

I thoroughly appreciate Missy’s clever appropriation of these words to make a point.  But lately, this idea that feminism, God, and pro-life convictions are actually compatible has become increasingly accepted, thanks in large part to Sarah Bessey, author of the popular book, “Jesus Feminist.”  In the book, Bessey argues that feminism is simply the “radical notion that women are people too.”  And since Jesus affirmed women, then Christians can become feminists!

“Jesus feminism is simple and catchy, but the entire notion is a farce.  It’s like saying Marxism is merely the notion that the proletariat are people too . . .”

Jesus feminism is simple and catchy, but the entire notion is a farce. It’s like saying Marxism is merely the notion that the proletariat are people too, ignoring the ideology of class warfare and revolution that undergird the entire movement. Like Marxism, feminism is a full-fledged ideology.  And though it’s true that the first wave of feminism dealt with legitimate women’s issues like women’s suffrage and the right to own property, modern feminism has become synonymous with two ideas that are inextricably linked – exchanging roles with men and “reproductive rights” (i.e. abortion) . . . 

Read the rest of this article at The Federalist website.

 

Julie explains more about feminism in “Redeeming the Feminine Soul: God’s Surprising Vision for Womanhood.”

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