Thanks to Thinking the Wright Way for bringing this article to my attention. The women’s liberation movement began in order to give women the ability to independently participate in society and be fully appreciated for their feminine characteristics. Somewhere, this movement was hijacked by those who would have women believe that their own feminine characteristics were the problem and that freedom of the sex would be accomplished by them becoming more like men. Women were told that they needed to stop being mothers and instead work and be more sexually promiscuous like the men. Men, in turn, were told that their masculinity was oppressive, chivalry was inappropriate and fatherhood unnecessary.
How did we ever get to the point where we teach women that noncommittal sexuality is liberating and should be encouraged, but having a child is shackling and should be aborted? I know this is not what those pioneers of feminism had in mind back then. It is the very opposite of what they considered women’s liberation!
“When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit.”
– Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) Organizer of the first women’s rights convention in the United States; leader in the anti-slavery and women’s suffrage movements
“Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women.”
– Alice Paul, author of the original Equal Rights Amendment (1923) who opposed the later trend of linking the E.R.A. with abortion rights
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