It was amidst the cultural upheaval of the 1960s that “radical feminism” was born. These women were seeking liberation from patriarchy — a system where males held primary power — and among them was a woman named Kate Millet, the first president of the National Organization of Women. At one of their early organizational meetings, the women called for a cultural revolution that would destroy the American family by destroying monogamy and the patriarchy. When asked how they would accomplish this, they answered: by promoting promiscuity, eroticism, prostitution and homosexuality. And they succeeded. Today’s America is a snapshot of just how well radical feminism has moved the culture toward “liberating” women from the family structure where the father was honored or revered.
The feminists of yesterday, however, probably never considered the beast they were creating: men who treat all women as if they are prostitutes open to promiscuous acts, no matter how vile. Today, all one needs do is turn on the news or check out one’s favorite social media platform to see the beast rear its ugly head. Harvey Weinstein, Bill Clinton, Al Franken, Kevin Spacey, and Sylvester Stallone now lead a growing list of well-known men who allegedly groped, raped, or somehow molested a woman or number of women — for years, and without repercussion. Despite the intentions of feminists, it’s unlikely those women felt liberated. Instead, the culture of promiscuity, eroticism, prostitution and homosexuality left women trapped in a state of bondage darker than any faced before the National Organization of Women was created.
Because these Feminist Liberationists cared so little for their sisters, cousins, aunties and nieces they were sacrificing to the appetites and carnality of men, the cultural boundaries that protected women crumbled. Where men mostly protected the women of their families, now that protection was removed and in its place grew a cabal of men who preyed on women and children at will. Now, women and children are being violated and sex trafficked across the nation, and reports of new and horrifying abuse seem to surface daily.
Organizations like Planned Parenthood were also complicit in this dark cultural shift, as they guaranteed these beasts a means of escaping the products of conception created in the wanton orgies, rapes and other sex acts into which women are being dragged. They have celebrated many of these men who have been exposed in the headlines, calling one a “leader of women” and accepting $100,000 from another.
Meanwhile, women and children who are sexually abused find no protection in a Planned Parenthood — nor do prostitutes, whose traffickers are instead advised how soon their “employee” can be put back to work. And the American Black woman can find no protection in Planned Parenthood, an organization infamously founded to control the Black birthrate and which has proven itself frighteningly irresponsible with Black women’s lives.
In the end, the cultural revolution that destroyed the American family, destroyed monogamy, and destroyed the patriarchy has removed no power from the patriarch. There was no cultural shift of power from men to women. Instead, the cultural revolution has unleashed the beasts to sexually prey upon women and children. America is hard pressed to find the liberation those feminists chanted for forty-eight years ago. Instead, America must find the ways and means to corral the beasts and restore the family. May God help our nation to do so.
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