Woman Honor Thyself

When women are depressed, they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It's a whole different way of thinking. --Elaine Boosler

Thursday, March 09, 2006

On GeesE

What's so scary about feminism? raises some important questions.

"WASHINGTON - The other day at work, some colleagues and I were discussing a chain restaurant known for its scantily clad waitresses. I was taken aback for a moment. "They have the best sports bar in my area," one person said. "I hear they have great Buffalo wings," said another.
It was a moment of disconnect. "But how can anyone go to places like that?" I asked. "What about the objectification of women's bodies?"

The what of the who?
My colleagues, many of them young enough to be my offspring, gave me puzzled, bemused looks..."

I empathize, trust me.

Theoretically, Feminism is the theory that men and women should be equal politically, economically and socially.
But things are not always as "theoretical" in Life as we wish them to be.

The Feminist movement,in its inception offered enticing,promises to women. "I am Woman, Hear me Roar"."Women are the same as Men..and can Therefore "have it all"!

Pursuits, which emphasized self-sufficiency, individualism, and being in the Workplace were supposed to enhance a woman's "quality of life",revolutionize her otherwise drab and mundance existence as a "homemaker' formerly known as a "housewife and mother."

By the same token,it was argued that some people aren't cut out physically to be a fire fighter, serve in combat, or be construction workers. But some are physically capable. Gender should not even come into play as the jobs should be open to all people .Those men and women who are physically capable and want to, should have every right to pursue such jobs. Again no note of psychological constitution, as this is considered completely irrelevant.

Men and women were brainwashed that aside from some inconsequential, culturally exaggerated, biological differences, - men and women are fundamentally the same. This has of course encouraged the culture of promiscuity, which may not stigmatize men but serves to notoriously degrade and demean women.

For starters,when it comes to the ahem..."liberation" of the workplace, women have discovered that in fact they do not have an inexhaustible supply of physical and emotional energy that enable them to juggle a career, family, friendships and life! Child rearing and homemaking were exclusive roles for a reason. They are full time, exhausting roles. The added burden that many women feel of "having" to work in order to be valued..or even the ones working for the intellectual, financial and emotional fulfillment experience tremendous stress.

And what is the politically Incorrect nasty little Truth about women and their sexual lives that make them so different than men?..
The truth is that women can't separate sex from love in the manner that men can.
That's right I said it.

If they tell you they can they are lying to themselves as well as to you.

For women, sex needs to be an expression of love and some form of commitment. Always. Not sometimes.

Women "offer" their bodies, but along with that..they unconsiously offer a part of their souls.

A man frequenting a restaurant with scantily-clad women?..(who unknowingly exploit the most precious parts of their womanhood)..is in collusion and taking something from that woman she should have been taught not to "sell" and he should have been taught,- "not to take".

Men and women were both endowed with unique God-given strengths. If channelled properly they can both bring glory to God and the World, not to mention- boundless joy and fulfillment to one another.

What's good for the 'goose' is most certainly not good for the 'gander', which is why the Good Lord made both to begin with.

"Quack Quack".


  • At 6:56 PM, Blogger Lady Jane said…

    Great post, Angel!

  • At 7:08 PM, Blogger Gayle said…

    "Quack Quack" back at ya!

    Great post Angel, and very well written. Unfortunately it isn't going to change... men are visual, and some women play on it, either for profit, or simply because they get a kick out of being "admired." Unfortunately I don't think it will ever change.

    We all do it to a certain extent: We don't wear dresses that are dowdy and unatractive, or jeans that are baggy in the butt. We do our nails and our hair and our makeup. Why? Well, to be "attractive" of course. And it is carried to extreme with the bellies showing, and the shorts so short the butt crack shows, well, you get my drift I'm sure.

    It's simply a matter of some women not having enough sense to know that they are so much more than what they "look like." And the media plays on the "sex" angle 24 seven. It seems to be that it even takes sex to sell chewing gum and butter, and everything else under the sun.

    Enough said. I could go on for chapters. (Don't want to bore everyone else who comes in here half-to-death!)

    The bottom line though is that we should all be the best we can be and not fall into societies "expectations of us". "Profiling" is the pits. Women should know, if they have children, that raising those children is the most important job they will ever have.

    One more thing and I will shut-up... promise!

    There are those women out there who believe they can separate sex from love. They are usually very young, and regret their stupidity at an older age. I know this because I know many of them. With age, most of them learn that it was a mistake. Some of them never learn, but most of them do.

    Youth is wasted on the young. If only we were all born not only with brains but with the ability to use them!

    Great post! I rambled on longer than I meant to! :)

  • At 8:31 PM, Blogger PARKAVE said…

    thanks alot! That post was very insightful.
    I have really learnt something. I hope to incorporate what you are saying on a personal level, and to try to "feel emotionally" what makes sence intellectually.

  • At 8:35 PM, Blogger PARKAVE said…

    Gayle! Dont mean to judge at all!
    Cant The inner need a woman has to look "attractive" can be chanelled in a healthy way. specifically, to look "attractive" for ones husband.?

  • At 8:53 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said…

    Ah..ty Jane and Gayle...!rant on Gayle..be mah guest..heh.

    and Parkave I agree again with 'chanelling' what could b destructive into something potentially loving and positive..
    I knew the dudes and dudettes would have different views...lolz

  • At 9:06 PM, Blogger Lawman said…

    Bill Engval said it best: "men have 3 basic needs. Sleep, food, sex." It's in our genes (or is that--jeans?)

    As a guy, I can't help but admire the female body. Doesn't mean I think she should be "demeaned" in any way. I'll concede the point there is a difference between "admiring" and "objectifying". The way some girls dress, ya can't help but notice (stare, ogle, drool at, etc) them.

    My forefathers would come up out of the grave and get me if I ever treated a lady with disrespect. Hopefully, I haven't let them down to many times.

  • At 4:14 AM, Blogger PARKAVE said…

    Lawman, I think "admire" is just a nicer way of saying objectify. You admire them because of the way they make YOU feel.

    the focus is on YOU, not on THEM and their feelings.

  • At 6:16 AM, Blogger Karl m said…

    May I, the problem lies squarely on the RULES.
    When it all started, back there in the "Garden" there was no qualitative differences, each gender had a specific role in making the system work. Over time, and the introduction of more and more people, the RULES began to change.
    From the begining, man was ordained to protect, feed and nuture the relationship with his partner and at the same time biologically be attracted to her to sustain the race.
    Then everything went wrong!! The rats took over the "RACE" and it has been downhill since.
    That men are visual was not intended to be a flaw, and women being emotional is a positive, considering they are the "programers of the next generation".
    The misuse of all the GOD given gifts has put us ALL in a situation that spells TROUBLE.
    Our women are to be idolized and glorified, loved and protected etc.
    Now if we can only find our way back to before all the RATS appeared we may have a chance yet!!!!

  • At 12:27 PM, Blogger Lawman said…


    Good point well taken.

  • At 5:58 PM, Blogger babygirl~lonz said…

    great post angel!
    i look forward to the day where women are no longer used as products for profit!


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