Recently, I had a brief conversation with a good friend about raising daughters. During our discussion she mentioned something that she called the "two extremes" of modern women; there is on one side extreme immodesty and on the other extreme denial of femininity at all. To put it bluntly, there are those who defend prostitution and those who advocate sexual equality.
Those who are on the one extreme advocate child sex education, abortion, bikinis, shorts and other immodest clothing, childhood dating, cohabitation, etc. Those who are on the other side push for same-sex bathrooms, cross-dressing, same-sex "marriage", transgender or any other kind of mixed up gender education, multiple/both sex relationships and the list goes on.
What is the common ground relating these two extremes? Could it be the the denial of God's law and the support of a lavish lifestyle of indulgence?
Once society looses the intricate beauty of the natural order, is there anything left but extremism? Ugliness? Perversion? Sin? God naturally designed each person, place and thing to be happiest in its calling of "being itself". Only chaos is left when we abandon His natural order.
Feminism has moved women so far that we are not surprised to see them dressing like men and assuming the same positions. Will it surprise us when we see men dressing and acting like women? Little girls are confused because anyone can do anything and still be socially acceptable. They can become a police officer or a plumber or a politician right alongside their brothers! The only difference is that no one is going to be there when they come home after a long and weary day! Who is going to cook the dinner, clean the house, feed the babies, run errands? Who is going to wear the swishing skirts and pearls, sing soft lullabies, teach eager children about God, and inspire dreams of manhood and chivalry? Certainly not the feminists! And men are not made for these jobs.
All of these household talks and, even more so, these duties of beautiful womanhood, must be outsourced when the mother (the heart) is missing. Society sinks into a state of boring equality which sinks further still into a state of chaos where no one knows their role and even less enjoys it!
Female extremism is going off the deep end on both sides. Who is to keep the balance?
The Catholic lady! She is feminine, virtuous and humble. She does not try to usurp her husband's or father's authority yet holds her own ground with admirable fortitude. She adorns herself with grace and elegance yet avoids gaudiness and superficiality. Her character is gentle and kind yet strong and enduring. Her temperament is serene and yet enjoyable. Her example is Our Blessed Lady.
Do you agree and if so, which female extreme do you think is worst?