Sunday, June 05, 2005

Feminist Fabrication

This article was sent to me a few months ago. I thought it had some excellent points:

One of the most poisonous feminist fabrications over the past thirty years concerns our recent History. For example, for almost two whole generations now, our children have been fed the deceitful propaganda that marriage is a mechanism whereby men have oppressed women and, somehow, forced them to remain in the home, while they themselves ventured outside into the liberating world of work - presumably for fun, frolics, fulfillment and independence.

The deceit herein is that, in reality, the world of work has been, for the most part, an extremely unpleasant world in which to live - until quite recently.

The majority of men in recent History were working in terrible conditions - down filthy, dangerous mines - in the hot, unwholesome, poisonous construction industries of ship and house building, and in arduous heavy engineering projects such as building roads and bridges - in tedious, sweaty factories, labouring for 16 hours non-stop, day after day - in the military, sent away from home, sometimes for years, to the most inhospitable and hostile of conditions and climates, to face disease, damage, death, and war - in agriculture, where men toiled and tilled without the advanced machinery of today - and even in the new offices, where rows upon rows of clerks spent their hours laboriously copying out, by hand, the mountains of information that needed to be documented.

In the world of work, men were being 'oppressed' far more so than were their women at home. They were at the beck and call of their bosses, and were given little in the way of rights, safety, security or decent pay.

For the most part, therefore, the jobs of the past were mostly soul destroying, if not downright dangerous and debilitating, and it is men who did most of them in order to provide for their women and children.

The world of work was not a pleasant place to be. And it was not somewhere where most women, then, or nowadays, would choose to have been.

When feminists give the impression to our younger folk that working for a living in the recent past was invigorating, cathartic or therapeutic in some way, they are lying.

In more recent times, technological advancements have removed much of the worst aspects of 'work', and, further, other huge industries requiring less odious forms of work have sprung up; e.g. media, computer, financial.

And it is in these far more benign circumstances that today's women are continually indoctrinated with the view that some glorious world of 'work' was somehow denied to them in the past.

The truth is that they were not denied it.

They were saved from it.
USA In 1900, only 6 percent of married women worked outside the home, usually when their blue-collar husbands were unemployed. Among wives with children at home, very few worked at all. Almost half of single women held jobs, but they usually stopped working when they married or, at the latest, when they got pregnant, and most never worked for pay again. About a third of widowed and divorced women worked, typically out of economic necessity. Never-married women with children were virtually unknown. Only 6% eh? Now that's interesting! ... ... And so is this ... In 1936, a Gallup poll asked a national sample, “Should a married woman earn money if she has a husband capable of supporting her?” By OVERWHELMI NG majorities, both men and women said that she should not.

Here is an extract from David Thomas' book Not Guilty ... The desire to free oneself from work was common to all classes and both sexes. Dr Joanna Bourke of Birkbeck College, London, has studied the diaries of 5,000 women who lived between 1860 and 1930. During that period, the proportion of women in paid employment dropped from 75 per cent to 10 per cent. This was regarded as a huge step forward for womankind, an opinion shared by the women whose writings Dr Bourke researched. Freed from mills and factories, they created a new power base for themselves at home. This was, claims Dr Bourke, "a deliberate choice. . . and a choice that gave great pleasure."

And now, study closely the words of one of the most powerful and influential women the world as ever known."I love peace and quiet, I hate politics and turmoil. We women are not made for governing, and if we are good women, we must dislike these masculine occupations. There are times which force one to take interest in them, and I do, of course intensely"

" I am most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wicked folly of 'Women's Rights', with all its attendant horrors, on which her poor feeble sex is bent, forgetting every sense of womanly feelings and propriety. Feminists ought to get a good whipping. Were woman to 'unsex' themselves by claiming equality with men, they would become the most hateful, heathen and disgusting of beings, and would surely perish withou t male protection." Queen Victoria 1870


My comment: These self serving attitudes of women would never have worked on the homestead in the wilderness where I grew up. There simply was not time to think about someone having more rights than you. We had to survive, and women protected their children and looked after their husbands and prayed for them. The home and family were all working together and going in the same direction. It was rare to hear of a divorce, and when there was one, it was a last resort. The women had hard times, but so did the men! I didn't see feminists clamoring for their right to log the land and build a house or catch fish through ice. I think personally that feminism exists more in colleges and office buildings than in real life elsewhere.

Question: I read recently on another site that your family owned wilderness land, and that it was stolen from the native Americans. What right do you have to live in such a place, when it rightfully belongs to someone else?

My Answer: The land we settled belonged to the Russians and was purchased from them by the government. The long time settlers were offered a free trip to Russia by the government and most of them prefered to stay where they were. They were not on any of the lands that my family bought. Whoever wrote such a lie, must be living in a hot air balloon and not touching any kind of land. That is the only way anyone could avoid living on a piece of the earth that might have once been inhabited by someone else. Even the big cities occupy lands that were once the territories of others. There is not one single inch of land on the entire earth that did not belong to someone else. If you can name one, please do. The Bible says that the earth is the Lords, and the fullness thereof. It all belongs to God, and he lets us stay on it for awhile. None of us will be here forever. We all have a limited time and then we will die, and someone else will come and live where we are now. None of it belongs to us; it is a temporary loan from God. Your spiritual condition is more important than where you live. Have you obeyed the gospel? If you haven't, please read Romans 6:3-4 and Acts 22:16. There are dozens more passages for you to read, so why not take some time and read the entire New Testament, the last will and testament of Christ.

1 comment:

Victoria said...

The trouble these days of course is that girls aren't being taught to take joy in being creative. They are made to 'hit the books' just as much as the boys. It's like the femininity is beat out of them. By the time they get to the point where they feel they SHOULD stay home (because they have had a child), they find the work mundane and difficult because they have no imagination.


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