A group of conservative Christian women is seeking 100,000 signatures on a "True Woman Manifesto" aimed at sparking a counter-revolution to the feminist movement of the 1960s.And from RD:
Introduced at a gathering of more than 6,000 women in early October, the document calls not for equal rights, but instead proclaims that men and women are created to reflect God's image in "complementary and distinct ways."
That includes the idea that women are called "to honor and support God-ordained male leadership in the home and in the church."
The terms of the [True Woman] manifesto (downloadable here) serve as a good shorthand description of the aims and principles of the submission and patriarchy movement. Signers affirm their belief that women and men were designed to reflect God in “complementary and distinct ways”; that today’s culture has gone astray distinctly because of its egalitarian approach to gender (and that it’s “experiencing the consequences of abandoning God’s design for men and women”); and that while men and women are equally valuable in the eyes of God, here on earth they are relegated to separate spheres at home and in the church.What puzzles me (even more so then anti-feminism women, if that's even possible) is that if God designed men and women to suit different roles, how come men and women can perform either role so easily? You'd think if women were practically genetically programed to pump out babies like rabbits and be submissive housewives, they wouldn't be able to hold down a job. Likewise, men would have no ability to cook or clean. But, we do. And in doing so, both genders have blown out of the proverbial water the notion that gender = predetermined role.
And on a final note: if God hates feminism (which, according to these guys and fundies in general), why didn't he stop it in its tracks a 100+ years ago? I thought the guy* was omnipotent.
*And of course, God would have to be a white, heterosexual man. The fact that whites, heterosexuals and men (especially when all three are combined) have brutally dominated the globe is totally coincidental.