What women really want is the patriarchy | The Sacred Feminine

“Women have blindly followed the feminist mantra and now find themselves lonely and confused. It’s time to welcome back the patriarchy.” I discovered this article on The Federalist …

Source: What women really want is the patriarchy | The Sacred Feminine

I discovered this article on The Federalist and I have to say that it is spot on. It accurately describes problems that women and men face, why modern relationships do not work out and how it hurts the traditional family model…

Men and women both need to ditch this feminist propaganda and find their way back to their true selves. This is the only way we can have secure and happy families with both parties feeling self-fulfillment and knowing that their role is just as important as the other’s.

Interesting (if provocative) reflections on the original essay by the same name, from the author of the blog, “The Sacred Feminine.” Read it – and then click through to the original.

“Patriarchy” is a term, and a concept, that has gotten a bad rap from people, most of whom either misunderstand it, misrepresent it, or both – or who simply resent anything that smacks of any sort of differentiation, limitation, or hierarchy. But these are all concepts that are endemic in, one might say integral to, Nature (or, if you prefer, the Created Order), and it is interesting to see more and more women beginning to perceive the limitations of the kind of superficial egalitarianism – men and women do not have interchangeable parts, and equality does not mean identicality – that has been the conventional or received wisdom since the late 1960s.

That is not to say there has been no genuine progress during that period; there has. Nor is it say that patriarchy has always expressed itself in positive and beneficial ways; it has not. As the original essay points out, “course, not every laid-back man is a disappointment and not every assertive man is mature and kind.” Human beings are fundamentally flawed and fallible, that’s why Christianity exists! But another recurrent human tendency is to “throw out the baby with the bathwater,” and that is something I believe we have done with many traditional concepts, patriarchy included.

As a man, I think that at least some of our frequent angst comes from being stymied, by contemporary societal expectations and conventions, from being “a man who knows his calling in life, takes responsibility, and makes it his mission to fulfill his purpose with clarity, courage, and hard work – and thus a man who cares for his mind, body, and soul to that end.” Many people of both sexes pay lip service to this ideal; but it is often not one which is modeled, supported, and applauded, in practice, by those around us.

Many of us attempt (with varying success) to accomplish these ends despite the pressures, cultural cross-currents, and frequent double standards of our present society. But it can be an uphill battle, at times: albeit one worth fighting. In any case, these essays may provide some interesting food for thought – for both men and women!

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Author: The Anglophilic Anglican

I am an ordained Anglican clergyman, published writer, former op-ed columnist, and experienced outdoor and informal educator. I am also a traditionalist: religiously, philosophically, politically, and socially. I seek to do my bit to promote and restore the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, in a world which has too-often lost touch with all three, and to help re-weave the connections between God, Nature, and humankind which out techno-industrial civilization has strained and broken.

1 thought on “What women really want is the patriarchy | The Sacred Feminine”

  1. I’d have to agree – and add further that it’s not actually a problem that is between women and men, but rather among women. Women need to support one another’s choices – even if they don’t agree with their own choices in life. Shaming another woman for choosing to be a homemaker (not an easy task in itself!) or for leaving her children for someone else to care for if she’s working – neither are acceptable. Women run the same spectrum as men – in their own ways. I’ve always believed equality to be complementary, not as you put it, identicality.

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