February 11, 2007
Radical Feminism: The Kiss of Death
Daughters and granddaughters of the women who started the sexual revolution of the 60s have tossed aside what remained of sexual taboos. Gloria Steinam must be tickled pink. Just check out whatâ€™s going on with the younger generation and youâ€™ll get the picture. Only the picture is not a pretty one.
The â€œgreat stridesâ€ made by the feminist movement have been lost on young celebrities. Britney Spears has been spotted frequenting nightspots with actress Lindsay Lohan and heiress Paris Hilton. Spears made headlines when the paparazzi photographed her pantyless, climbing out of a car. Now Hiltonâ€™s being blasted for making anti-gay and racist remarks. Twenty-year old Lohan checked herself into a rehab facility for drug and alcohol abuse. Is it any wonder that Spears and Hilton were voted the â€œworst celebrity role models?â€
Feminists are furious at the fearsome threesome.
"A great promise was contained in the moment when Madonna kissed Britney at the MTV Awards,â€ crowed feminist Camille Paglia. â€œShe in a sense was saying, â€˜I'm passing the torch to you.' It was a fabulous moment. Britney looked toned, in control of her career and it was up to her to take the next step. Literally, from that kiss, from that moment onward, Britney has spiraled out of control. It's like Madonna gave her the kiss of death!"
Radical feminism, not Madonna, has given women the kiss of death.
As a result of the feminist movement there are no gender-based role differences in many marriages. Wives wear the pants in the family, husbands show little or no leadership and are often wimps, and children are unmanageable. Is this what God intended for the family?
No. The Bible teaches that the husband is to lead, provide for, and protect his family. The wife is to help her husband by managing the household and taking care of the children. Children are to be raised with discipline and love. Thatâ€™s Godâ€™s way.
Todayâ€™s children are train wreck. Theyâ€™re undisciplined, disrespectful and, frankly, as lazy as a Sunday morning. Sadly, this is the rule not the exception.
Obviously something has gone terribly awry. Distinctions in masculine and feminine roles, ordained by God as part of the created order, have been blurred. Men have become un-masculine, thus unattractive to women; women have become un-feminine, thus unattractive to men. Granted, some women have a feminine appearance. But donâ€™t let that fool you. In the blink of an eye, females spew obscenities that would make a bull rider blush.
â€œEvery generation of teenagers has its way of out-shocking and out-sexing the previous group of young people, and in that sense teens who own the middle- and high-school hallways today are no different. But for the most marked changes in this generation, turn your eye toward the girls.â€ 
Which brings me to the latest trend among teenage girls. Iâ€™m not talking about body piercing, tattoos or electric pink and green hair fashions. Iâ€™m talkinâ€™ street fights. Iâ€™m talkinâ€™ knock down drag out hair pulling fisticuffs caught on cell phones and distributed on the Internet. (Watching girlsâ€™ exchange body blows is not recommended for the feint of heart.) Standers by, both male and female, fervently root for their favorite girl to win. Most self-respecting females would find it humiliating to have their bruised and battered faces plastered all over the Internet. Oh contraire! Todayâ€™s girls think itâ€™s cool to kick butt. (Note: American wrestling TV network, WWE, is the second most searched for item on Yahoo!.) Win or lose, many girls enjoy the spotlight, even when they look the fool. Miss USA recently experienced a barrage of media coverage, not to identify her accomplishments, but to expose the beauty queenâ€™s drug use, underage drinking and sexual misconduct. Tara Conner checked into rehab to save face â€“ and to retain her tarnished crown.
Radical feminists are wringing their hands over Tara.
Another trend among the younger generation is â€œfreaking.â€ At student dances all across America (including middle schools) kids are dirty dancing. Teens are simulating sex to the beat of the music, usually with, but not limited to, a partner. Young peopleâ€™s creative minds have come up with expressions like â€œdog dancing,â€ â€œlap dancing,â€ doing â€œthe grind,â€ â€œthe nasty," and â€œthe wax." I wonâ€™t explain. Use your imagination.
This sort of tawdry teenage conduct spooks some administrators. The principal of Manuel High School, Beverly Keepers, witnessed teens doing the nasty and had the good sense to turn up the lights. Soon chaperones were moving through the crowd, separating couples. â€œNothing seemed to calm them down," Keepers said. â€œIt's difficult when you have 800 students to tap every one on the shoulder when they're dancing inappropriately.â€ Tapping 800 students on the shoulder would be exhausting! But the chaperones pressed on. Keepers complained that they saw it everywhere on the dance floor. â€œIt looked like they were having sex, only with their clothes on, and sometimes the clothes were pretty revealing. To me, a public school should not allow that to happen." 
To me, the principalâ€™s reaction is surprising in light of the fact that a component of the secular progressive (SP) agenda for government schools is to teach sex education in kindergarten. Thatâ€™s right. Sex Ed beginning in kindergarten. Liberals also plan to introduce students to sexual orientation and transgenderism in grades 8 and 10 (or younger if they can get away with it). SPâ€™s approve of youngsters learning about sex at the tender age of 5, yet theyâ€™re mortified when teens simulate sex acts in high school gymnasiums on prom night?
â€œThe trivialization of human sexuality is a perversion,â€ said Pope Benedict the XVI in a recent speech. The pope called upon the media, parents, Catholic parishes and schools to work to expose children to what is â€œaesthetically and morally excellentâ€ and to help them acquire â€œskills of discernment.â€
The feminist movement has certainly done its fair share to corrupt the younger generation. Hollywood is partly responsible for the decadent behavior of our youth. Liberal educators also play a role. But the bulk of the blame goes to parents for not doing their part to protect their children from indecency. One of a parentâ€™s primary responsibilities is to instill moral values. Itâ€™s Mom and Dadâ€™s job to teach their kids right from wrong. Which begs the question, â€œWhy do so many parents trust liberals to educate their kids?â€
Children are on loan from God. He commands Mom and Dad to â€œTrain a child in the way he should go,â€ because â€œwhen he is old he will not turn from itâ€ (Prov. 22:6). Parents have dropped the proverbial ball and itâ€™s rolling downhill at a rapid clip. Case in point. Homosexuality is being wrapped in a pretty package and presented to youngsters as same-sex couples â€œlovingâ€ each other. Parents sit idly by while SPâ€™s work their wiles to persuade vulnerable children that â€œmen loving menâ€ and â€œwomen loving womenâ€ is normal and natural. Itâ€™s not. Same-sex sex goes against nature. Itâ€™s a sexual perversion.
At this point in time liberals are winning the culture war. In an interview with Rachel Davis, 13-year-old Kalli Kearney from Darnell-Cookman Middle School said nonchalantly, â€œGirls make out with girls. They have boyfriends, but they make out with girls." 
Sadly, girls making out with girls has become commonplace. Hooking up with someone for sex is also commonplace. According to Deborah Tolman, director of the Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality, â€œWhen I listen to girls talking . . . what I still hear is that girls want relationships, but they've taken that wish underground. The options available to girls have become â€˜hooking up' and â€˜friends with benefitsâ€™ [friendships that are more than platonic]."
No doubt sexual freedom is a dream come true for radical feminists. But itâ€™s a nightmare for loving, sensible parents. Adolescents are having sex with no strings. They believe theyâ€™re using each other in a â€œgood way.â€ Unwanted pregnancy and acquiring sexually transmitted diseases, some of which theyâ€™ll live with for the rest of their lives, is not so good. But hey, they can cross that bridge when they come to it. In the meantime, youngsters should live, love, laugh, and be happy!
â€œFor rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. â€¦â€ â€”1Samuel 15:23
 No more inhibitions By Rachel Davis, The Times-Union http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/012107/lif_5979367.shtml
 Dirty moves? â€˜Freaking' at school dances doesn't sit well with educators By Larry Muhammad http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070129/FEATURES/701290327
 Ibid http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/012107/lif_5979367.shtml
Copyright 2007 by Marsha West. All rights reserved.