She clearly sees the advantage to being a “traditional wife.” “Look, I get the appeal. The idea of stepping off the speeding treadmill is like dangling a bottle of Verve in front of me when I’m on Febfast – pretty bloody tempting…but not. Come to think of it, being a tradwife would mean no more stressful negotiations with your boss about juggling work hours with childcare. No more mum guilt because you can’t do school reading groups. Gone is the anxious drive home from work, weaving through traffic like a fiery dragon, as you run ridiculously close to daycare’s closing time. There are no more tedious moments paying bills. And yes, no nagging your partner for the 3759 time to pick-up their sh** from the bathroom floor. You just do it.”
Yet, she doesn’t want traditional wives trying to encourage other women to do the same. “This modern day movement is the ultimate insult, not only to our feminist forebearers but to all women today who rally – hard – for equality. I respect we all take different paths, some stay at home, others work, others do both and dip in an out at different times in their life. Feminism has gifted us that and I am forever grateful. To be clear, there is a difference between choosing to stay-at-home and choosing to submit. Handing over your power to your husband is a worrying lifestyle trend that we should not be promoting on social media as pretty and fun and something to aspire to. As my husband said to me when were were discussing this story, ‘Stay at home if you want, work if that’s your thing, but let’s not reintroduce these awful social norms.’ You only have to watch The Handmaid’s Tale to see where that lifestyle can lead.”
Feminists can plainly see how much more difficult feminism has made their lives, yet going back home, being wives, mothers, and homemakers is appalling to them since it “sets women back.” You see, women, Satan is the author of confusion. Feminists are confused. They believe they fought so hard for their rights that if they go back, they’re giving up all of these rights that have made their lives so difficult.
God is a God of order. His ways are good and right. No, they don’t lead to The Handmaid’s Tale which is a satanic, evil depiction of life for women. Handing over our power to our husbands is NOT a worrying lifestyle trend. It’s God’s will for wives and it’s protection and provision for them and their children. Women at home caring for their husbands, children, and homes are NOT “awful social norms.” They are good social norms when women aren’t harried and exhausted from trying to do it all. Children are being raised by their own mothers. Husbands have help meets who care for their homes, children, and themselves. It’s good for men, women, children, and society. Yet, these feminists think that their ways are higher than God’s ways. They are finding out they are not yet unwilling to admit it.
“Radical feminist ideas have fostered a massive deception on an unsuspecting world. Millions of women have been deceived into ignoring traditional biblical guidelines in their search for fulfillment. The results of feminist attempts to restructure society have been tragic and the costs horrendous. However, there is hope ahead. We can prepare to play an important role in the coming kingdom of God by developing a real understanding of God’s true purpose for men, women, marriage and the family.” (“The Feminist Mistake” by Douglas Winnail)
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.