Monday, September 15, 2014

The War Between the Sexes

That's what it's usually been called, and novels and movies have been written about it. So how did it happen? No one really knows, I suppose.

Plato suggested men and women were one hermaphroditic being that split into two and each spent its life seeking the other. Then you have Yin/Yang symbol making one. And in Christianity you have marriage making "one flesh."

It's always the same: two seeking to become one, and sometimes originally were one but got split into two.

You can have love or you can have power, but you can't have both. Men and women are supposed to be a team, instead of conflicted. I supposed when it comes right down to it people are imperfect - Original Sin, if you will.

This from from the site gotQuestions?

How is a woman’s desire for her husband a curse (Genesis 3:16)?

"Question: 'How is a woman’s desire for her husband a curse (Genesis 3:16)?'

"Answer: As God pronounces judgment on Eve for her part of the transgression in Eden, He says, 'Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you' (Genesis 3:16). This verse causes some puzzlement. It would seem that a woman desiring her husband would be a good thing, and not a curse.

"The Hebrew phrase in question does not include a verb and is literally translated 'toward your husband your desire.' Since this judgment is predictive, the future tense verb 'will be' is added for clarity: 'Your desire will be for your husband.' The most basic and straightforward understanding of this verse is that woman and man would now have ongoing conflict. In contrast to the ideal conditions in the Garden of Eden and the harmony between Adam and Eve, their relationship, from that point on, would include a power struggle. The NLT translation makes it more evident: 'You will desire to control your husband, but he will rule over you.'

"God is saying that Eve would desire to rule over her husband, but her husband would instead rule over her. Replacing the mutually interdependent relationship the Lord had created was a desire for one spouse to lead the other. Sin had wrought discord. The battle of the sexes had begun. Both man and woman would now seek the upper hand in marriage. The man who was to lovingly care for and nurture his wife would now seek to rule her, and the wife would desire to wrest control from her husband.

"It is important to note that this judgment only states what will take place. God says that man and woman will live in conflict and their relationship will become problematic. The statement 'he shall rule over you' is not a biblical command for men to dominate women.

"In the New Testament, God affirms His ideal relationship between man and woman in marriage. Christ-like qualities are emphasized. What the curse of sin created, believers in Christ are called to correct by living according to God’s Spirit. Ephesians 5: says that the wife should willingly submit to her husband’s authority in the home, in essence, refusing to scratch the curse-fueled itch to seize control (verses 22-24). Husbands are to love their wives unconditionally and sacrificially, just as Christ loves the Church (verses 25-30). The whole passage begins with an emphasis on mutual submission to one another: “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ” (verse 21).

"From the beginning, God’s focus has been love and respect between husband and wife. Though sin has tainted the original beauty of this relationship, God commands believers in Christ to pursue this ideal relationship between husband and wife, an ideal perfectly illustrated in Christ’s relationship with the Church."


Glen Filthie said...

How it happened:

prior to the 1950's it took two parents to care for the family. Being a wife and home maker was a full time job and took a full 40 hours a week. Laundry, cooking, housecleaning and childcare - women were LUCKY if they could do all that in 40 hours.

In the 50's household appliances exploded onto the scene. Housework took a flip of the switch. Women now had at least 20 hours knocked off their work week. When the kids hit school another 30 fell away. In the 60's The Pill gave them total control over their bodies and reproduction.

The Bible says that idle hands and idle minds are the devil's workshop and our women proved the right of it. Women started having problems with drugs and alcohol. They turned in desperation to a work force that didn't need them - and frantically kicked down the doors to get in. Then they started having problems with workplace stress and burn out. That did not seem right so they invented feminism, misogyny, sexism and all kinds of excuses to justify their failures at home and in the workplace.

Which brings us to the present day. It is pretty obvious that women don't know what they want or how to get it. But they are wising up - feminism is now the hallmark of liberals and stupid people. A quiet rebellion against political correctness has started and is in full blaze within the manosphere. Women are openly asking themselves: what DO they want of themselves? And of their men? What do they do with themselves now that they are not bound by men or children or families...and to me, at least, the answer is obvious:

Nothing! (Except, maybe, get into trouble that makes them even more unhappy).

The reason you are on this earth, chickie, is to make your man happy. You are the reason HE is here.

Isn't that enough?

Unknown said...

I and many others have noticed feminism was created by wealth and technology - which was invented by men.