I’m going to apologize for being negligent these past few weeks. I posted my whack post at a really inopportune time. As I’ve been reading comments from all you fine people I’ve realized I should probably clear up a few things before having an in-depth conversation about this issue.
As you’ve probably noticed, I feel very strongly about gender issues. In ranting about feminism and all I tend to forget these two important things…
1. You all can’t read my mind so you don’t know what I’m not saying. Well, I am in fact what some people would call a feminist. In the purest sense of the word, although I do not… and I stress DO NOT… associate myself with any of the political groups that identify themselves as feminist. I believe that with rights come responsibilities. Too often feminism, and any activism for that matter, is an excuse to get a leg-up in society. Ideologically that’s not in the description, but in practical application it leads to a lot of entitlement. This is not what I believe in.
2. In today’s postmodern society the real meaning of masculinity and femininity is skewed. There is no standard for appropriate behavior in general and as a result decency and propriety has become subjective. I understand that the majority of people who I have and will encounter do not believe what I believe. At my core I am a Christ follower. I believe that the Bible is the inerrant word of God. My political and social views are completely subjective to the objectivity of what is written in God’s word. Since God is the author of masculinity and femininity, He knows better than anyone what it means to be a man and what it means to be a woman.
In light of these two points I am going to be writing a follow-up post about what it means to be masculine and feminine(this will probably be two posts, actually.) so that you, my dear reader, can better understand the true content of my last post.
I’m sorry if I’ve offended any of you, but I abhor deceitfulness of any kind. I refuse to temper my views. I appreciate all of the comments that I have gotten about gender issues and I hope to respond to any questions/concerns you may have in my following posts on this subject.