Feminism Hits Petticoat Junction
One woman shared a YouTube of an episode from Petticoat Junction that was broadcast in the late 1960s. It’s such a clear picture of the convoluted nature of feminism. I am going to write out some of the conversation for you. It’s about one of the sisters, Billy Jo, whose been in Chicago for six weeks and the other sisters, Bobbi Jo and Betty Jo, are busy around the home getting ready for her arrival.
Billy Jo’s boyfriend, Jerry, picks her up from the train station and she comes out of the train dressed in a man’s suit! No one likes it at all. It reminds me of the emperor with no clothes! She has been brainwashed by the feminist movement and some of the things her sisters and mother, Kate, say to her are classic and would NEVER be allowed on television today!
Billy Jo states that women have the “menial jobs” while the men have the the high paying jobs.
One sister asks, “What are we going to do about it?”
Billy Jo responds, “Fight!”
The other sister, “That doesn’t sound very ladylike.”
Billy Jo: “That’s another thing, we are not ladies, we’re women. Lady is a term coined by men to restrict us. ‘A lady doesn’t do this. A lady doesn’t do that.’ We’re all the same. We’re all equal!”
The very pretty, feminine mother: “Well, actually we are different. It’s the way it’s supposed to be otherwise God wouldn’t have created both men and women.”
Billy Jo when asked how to accomplish this feminism: “Assume all of the prerogatives of men. We’ll even stand alone if necessary. The more militant members of the organization recommend complete segregation from men.”
Kate, the mother: “Complete segregation? You mean even including sex and marriage?”
Billy Jo: “Everything!”
One sister raises her hand and proclaims, “No way!”
The other sister: “I agree. I mean if we’re not going to marry men, who else is there?”
Mother: “Billy Jo, may I ask you a question? What does Jerry think of all this? The dream man? The number one? The one who made those six long weeks in Chicago bearable?”
Billy Jo, “Oh him…”
Mother, “That’s enough. Those two words tell it all.”
The rest of this episode shows the ugliness and utter stupidity of feminism. The devastating effects of feminism are seen on marriages and relationships between men and women as the women used manipulation, pouting, and aggressiveness to get what they want. Watch it and weep for our nation and how blinded even Christian woman have become to the truth of God’s Word and His ways all because the emperor (feminism) had no clothes on but made everyone think he (feminists) did. Feminism takes away all femininity from women and makes them masculine. (The show did end good, however, unlike our culture, since all of the women decided they liked being feminine and treated like a lady by the men! They didn’t enjoy being men and treated like men.)
The final result of feminism: “London Women would rather have DOGS (and Netflix) than kids & NEVER want to be married.” Feminism = Unhappy Life
But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
1 Peter 3:4
4 thoughts on “Feminism Hits Petticoat Junction”
I watched this show as a child and I loved it . Anyway, you are so right. No way could this episode be done today. The feminazis would have hissy fits over it.
Bulls eye, Lori.
Amazingly, the fight was still going on in Hollywood 50 yrs ago. I’ve seen it in many shows of the 50s and 60s that still championed some biblical principles. Now most of the church has embraced much of the milder aspects of the feminism in this show, with women freely in pants and working out of the home, as you have well noted.
We need to learn the language of God all over again.
I’m not sure why we didn’t watch it when I was growing up. Being born in 1958, I would have been old enough to enjoy it! Maybe I will watch some more on YouTube since I very much enjoyed this one.
Now, Hollywood despises the name of God and His ways. Yes, there are a few decent shows but they are far and few between.