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Woman of Today (part 2)

Over the last 50+ years we have been indoctrinated by pornography.  Playboy, Penthouse, Hustler…etc…if you’re old enough you might remember those “hidden” magazines that one had to make a real effort to buy and look through; well they just look tame compared to what we have accessible now.  If anything, our normal evening line up on mainstream television and Netflix is more pornographic than anything out there 50 years ago.  There are 420 million+ pages of porn online these days…easy to find and easy to look at in secret.

But do we even do this in secret anymore?  Not really.

It’s all about Freedom!  Empowerment!  Embracing your sexuality!  I’m sure that these words sound familiar to you?  These are the words used to justify the filth that we get to see on a daily basis.

Just open up a magazine, any one that is marketed out there, and you will see overtly sexual advertisements.  If they aren’t sexual then they are selling the idea that we all need to look ageless, and our value comes from looking young.  Billions of dollars spent each year making us buy something to feel better about ourselves.  Plastic surgery and Botox are becoming so normal that we don’t even blink when we see another stretched out expressionless face, or breasts that can’t possibly be natural.  “Hey, if you don’t like it, then fix it!!”  Right?

Does this only go back 50+ years?  No.  It goes back throughout time.  Even in the Bible women were treated like a commodity.  Women were used as property, for slavery, and treated like second class citizens.  They really didn’t have any value.  And there was no question that they would have the same rights as men.  The odd verse would tell of a woman accomplishing something, but for the most part they were ignored.  Unfortunately there are many places in the Bible where the oppression of women is used as a tool to keep us down.  After all, we are to be quiet, and to wear long hair, and to be in service to our husband who is the head of the household.

Sound familiar?  It does to me.

No wonder we try to get our power through our appearance…

to be continued…

How is Love Abusive?

How is Love Abusive?

IT’S NOT!!

Love is NEVER abusive.

Yet coming out, to a theater near you this valentines day, is an expected blockbuster…glorifying abuse, and calling it love!

I remember the weeks before the book came out, and at the bookstore there was a big buildup going on. This book was supposed to be the “it” book of the year! We, as the employees, were supposed to know what the book was about, and be ready for the throngs of women that wanted to buy it. Of course I was curious, how was a romance novel going to be such a big hit? Most women have a certain genre they stick to, and that’s it.

Well, this book had nothing to do with romance. It was under the category of erotica, but sold as a romance, just to make it more palatable for the masses. Continue reading How is Love Abusive?

50 Shades of Mr. Darcy

The other evening I was watching Pride and Prejudice while sewing. Needless to say, Mr. Darcy caused quite a flutter and I had to rip up a few badly sewn seams. It was so refreshing to watch something that I didn’t feel a bit dirty and guilty after. No need to avert the eyes during nudity or sex scenes. Some of you might wonder why? Why do I need to avert my eyes, and why do I feel slightly dirty? After all, I am a married woman…nothing I haven’t seen before. It’s natural and the body is beautiful, and that is true…! But I find that it doesn’t ring “right” for me as a follower of Christ. Continue reading 50 Shades of Mr. Darcy